| Prep Time: 30 mins
| Cook Time: 15 mins
You may need: Dried Garlic Powder
Our praline spice blend delivers the toasted pecan flavor with hints of warm notes of spices, without all the sugar of the candy. First we toast raw pecans and grind them. Then we add fresh cloves, allspice, cinnamon and a little ginger to provide depth.
These fluffy pancakes would fit into any French Quarter brunch menu. Whether you slather them with butter and maple syrup or prefer a light dusting of powdered sugar, we think your weekend breakfast will get a little bit more fun. Our praline spice blend is versatile, so you'll be pleased whether you prefer to make waffles or experiment by sprinkling over chia pudding or oatmeal. Check our website for other uses or add your ideas to the comments.
2 cups buttermilk (or make an easy sub: 2 cups milk + 2 tbsp lemon juice)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp (1 packet) Piquant Post Praline Spice
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1-2 tsp canola (or other vegetable) oil for the pan
Don't overmix the batter! Doing so makes your pancakes chewy and dense. Mix just until the wet and dry ingredients are combined and no patches of white flour remain. The batter might be a little lumpy, which is okay.
Make sure your pan is hot before cooking pancakes Otherwise the batter absorbs the oil in the pan and you won't get a lightly crisp outside. You also don't want the pan so hot it smokes.
Pro tip: Flip the pancakes once and only once (to maintain fluffiness). Don't flip the pancakes until the bubbles that have formed have just burst.
If you don't have buttermilk, you can quickly and easily make a substitute: whisk 2 cups of milk with 2 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar and let sit for 10 mins.
Why use Buttermilk (or its substitute)? Buttermilk makes baked goods and pancakes tender and light. The acids in buttermilk will react with the alkaline baking soda/powder to release carbon dioxide. All this chemistry makes your baked goods (and these pancakes) lighter and fluffier.
Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.
The Praline Spice blend provides just the right amount of toasted pecan flavor with some notes of warming spices like cinnamon and allspice for balance.
If you're skipping gluten, you can add our spice blend in gluten-free pancakes or sprinkle on oatmeal, yogurt, or on top of vanilla ice cream.
If you experiment and/or find an amazing new use for Praline Spice blend, let everyone know in the comments for others to read.
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