Hot, Fresh Strawberry Pancakes: A Reason To Get Out of Bed!

strawberry pancakes

In Eastern North Carolina, we harvest strawberries in April every year. The season starts around mid-April here and lasts through early May. Give or take a few days, we have a few short weeks to savor the juicy, sweet flavor of strawberries. Pancakes with fresh strawberries are the perfect way to start out a cool April morning.

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, hands down. I do grow them myself in my vertical container garden. However, I just planted my plants this year. Therefore, I don’t have many berries just yet.

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I’m currently growing strawberries in my vertical container garden.

The strawberries I used for pancakes today came from a local strawberry farm. They were picked yesterday. I washed and stemmed them last night, covered them in the fridge, and they were ready to use this morning.

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Enjoy ripe, red, juicy strawberries during their short season.

These sweet pancakes make the strawberry the centerpiece of your breakfast table!

STRAWBERRY PANCAKES:

  • 1 qt strawberries, washed and stemmed
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 tbl baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbl sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk

Slice about 10 strawberries into small pieces, set aside.

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Sliced strawberries for in and on the strawberry pancakes.

Place the remaining strawberries in a food processor and puree.

Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a fork. Add the egg and milk and whisk.

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Of course, you must work quickly when you are adding strawberries to the batter.

Drop into small pancakes into a hot frying pan, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Immediately push a few slices of strawberries into the batter–work quickly as they only take about 2 minutes to cook! As the bubbles rise and break, flip the pancakes and cook the other side for about 2 minutes.

Top the pancakes with the puree and garnish with the remaining sliced strawberries

You will probably have some puree left over…top vanilla ice cream with it later in the day! It’s fantastic.  I actually make a large batch of puree and freeze it in jelly jars to use all year long. Of course, I will share this method with you.  But that’s for another day…today I’m going to relax and enjoy my belly-full of strawberry pancakes.

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Strawberry Puree for the Freezer.

Pancakes with fresh strawberries are a perfect reason to get out of bed early on a Sunday morning!

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