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Roasted Berry And Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Huge stack of berry pancakes
Huge stack of berry pancakes - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Pancakes: The weekend warrior of breakfasts, the canvas of the morning meal, ready to be splattered with syrup, smeared with butter, or, in more adventurous kitchens, adorned with a variety of creative toppings. These fluffy cakes are not just breakfast; they're a celebration on a plate, a reason to wake up and say, "Yes, today will be delicious." Ready to branch out beyond the traditional buttermilk pancakes?  Imagine taking your standard pancake mix and giving it a gourmet twist without exhausting your morning energy or your pantry supplies.

This recipe, brought to us by recipe developer Taylor Murray, begins with your choice of mixed berries — be it strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries — roasted to coax out their vibrant flavors and natural sweetness. This roasted berry twist on pancakes proves that with just a little extra step, you can transform the familiar into the extraordinary, turning a typical breakfast into a delightful morning adventure.

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Gather The Ingredients For Roasted Berry Pancakes

Ingredients for roasted berry pancakes
Ingredients for roasted berry pancakes - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

The ingredients for this recipe are not too different from any basic pancake recipe. Flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda make up the dry ingredients. For moisture and flavor, there is buttermilk, melted butter, and a hint of vanilla extract, plus a few eggs to give the pancakes density and lift. The special ingredient, the roasted berries, starts with a mixture of whatever berries you can find. We used a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, but you can feel free to substitute for some or just one of these berries if you wish. We toss the berries in a maple sugar to add an extra dose of maple flavor, but plain white sugar or brown sugar will work here as well.

Step 1: Preheat The Oven

Hand turning oven dial
Hand turning oven dial - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Step 2: Toss The Berries With Sugar

Tray with berries and sugar
Tray with berries and sugar - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the berries with maple sugar and toss to coat.

Step 3: Roast The Berries

Tray with roasted berries
Tray with roasted berries - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Transfer baking sheet and roast berries until softened, about 15 minutes.

Step 4: Mix The Dry Ingredients

Bowl with pancake dry ingredients
Bowl with pancake dry ingredients - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Step 5: Combine The Wet Ingredients

Bowl with pancake wet ingredients
Bowl with pancake wet ingredients - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla.

Step 6: Whisk Together

Bowl with pancake batter
Bowl with pancake batter - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in.

Step 7: Add The Roasted Berries

Adding roasted berries to mix
Adding roasted berries to mix - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Fold in the roasted berries.

Step 8: Prepare A Nonstick Pan

Hand greasing nonstick griddle
Hand greasing nonstick griddle - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Heat a nonstick pan or griddle to medium heat. Spray with nonstick baking spray, if needed.

Step 9: Cook The Pancakes

Pancakes cooking on nonstick griddle
Pancakes cooking on nonstick griddle - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Scoop ½ cup of pancake batter onto the griddle. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip. Continue to cook until browned on both sides and cooked in the middle.

Step 10: Serve The Pancakes

Plate with roasted berry pancakes
Plate with roasted berry pancakes - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Transfer pancakes to a plate and serve with maple syrup and butter, if desired.

Can I Use Frozen Berries Instead Of Fresh Ones?

Pan with roasted mixed berries
Pan with roasted mixed berries - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Yes, you can use frozen berries instead of fresh ones in this roasted berry pancake recipe. If you opt for frozen berries, there's no need to thaw them before roasting. However, keep in mind that frozen berries may release more liquid during roasting, potentially extending the roasting time slightly. To manage this, you might want to roast the berries for a few additional minutes until they are soft and the excess liquid has reduced. Be sure to check the berries regularly to avoid overcooking.

If you want to skip the berries, there are a few alternatives you could use instead. Roasted apples would be really nice in this pancake recipe, especially if tossed with a little cinnamon or other baking spices. In the summer, roasted stone fruit, such as peaches or apricots, can be a great option. For an all-season option, roasted bananas take on a delightful deep sweetness when roasted and would work well in a pancake batter.

How Can I Store And Reheat Leftover Berry Pancakes?

Syrup pouring on fresh pancakes
Syrup pouring on fresh pancakes - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Storing and reheating these roasted berry pancakes properly is key to preserving their texture and flavor. To store, allow the pancakes to cool completely. Then, place them in an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper between each pancake to prevent sticking. They can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for up to two months. It is not advised to freeze the raw batter as this process can affect how the baking soda and powder react to the wet ingredients and limit the rise (and we all want fluffy pancakes!)

For reheating, the pancakes can be warmed in a toaster or a microwave if you're short on time. However, for the best results, reheat them on a skillet over medium heat until they are warm and regain a bit of crispness on the outside. This method helps in maintaining the pancakes' original texture and flavor, making them almost as good as when they were freshly made.

Roasted Berry And Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Plate with stack of pancakes
Plate with stack of pancakes - Taylor Murray/Tasting Table

Prep Time: 15mCook Time: 25mYield: 10 PancakesIngredients

  • 1 ½ cups mixed berries

  • 1 tablespoon maple sugar

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Ingredients

  • Maple syrup, for serving

  • butter, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the berries with maple sugar and toss to coat.

  3. Transfer baking sheet and roast berries until softened, about 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

  5. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla.

  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in.

  7. Fold in the roasted berries.

  8. Heat a nonstick pan or griddle to medium heat. Spray with nonstick baking spray, if needed.

  9. Scoop ½ cup of pancake batter onto the griddle. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip. Continue to cook until browned on both sides and cooked in the middle.

  10. Transfer pancakes to a plate and serve with maple syrup and butter, if desired.

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