Peaches ‘n Cream Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes

The thing I’m afraid of more than my usuals: failure, not having kids “on time,” my life not working out in general, is a scary murderer. I go through great lengths to avoid murderers.

I post Instagram photos of places I’m at only after I leave. I know all of you are super lovely BUT what about that one psycho, nut-job that wants to grind me up and put me in a hamburger, huh? That guy is scary. I don’t want him finding me at my favorite neighborhood coffee shop.

I also have a nightly ritual of checking every window (I live on the 2nd floor) and door in my apartment to make no one can get in. And, though, I kind of hate light in my face as I sleep, I’m always sure to have a few lights on throughout my apartment. I figure the scary murderer will think I’m up reading rather than sleeping and he’ll stay away.

You have to get in the head of a murderer, you know?! Some may think (read: my dad) that these kind of precautions are ridiculous, and maybe they are. They’re probably just a sign of my current single status and a result of living alone, which I actually enjoy, but WHATEVER MURDERERS ARE SCARY!

When I wake up and am happy I’m alive and well, I like to celebrate (sometimes). And what better way than to make pancakes. Typically in the summer months I’m not in the mood for a carb-situation, but the fruit brightens these up a lot.

Limiting myself to a small stack of 3 is always my move.

These pancakes start with a peach puree.

Peaches with water go into a saucepan until they’re slightly softened. Then they take a trip to the blender and run through a sieve. The puree is added to sour cream and egg for the perfect hint of peachiness and tang.

While the pancakes definitely have a peach-flavor, I think the syrup is a must. There’s freshly grated ginger added for a nice punch of spice. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream. Call it breakfast!

Peaches N’ Cream Pancakes

Print this recipe!

Pancakes:
2 peaches, peeled, de-seeded and chopped
Water
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar, divided
Sea salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
More Butter or Vegetable Oil for skillet

Ginger Peach Syrup:
2 peaches, sliced, skin-on
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
Salt
1/2 teaspoon corn starch

1. In a small saucepan, add the chopped peaches and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and add 2 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of salt. transfer to a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a strainer, into a measuring cup or bowl, which will catch all of the pulp. It will yield a little over a cup. Set aside.

2. To a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a smaller bowl, mix together the sour cream, egg, melted butter and 3/4 cup of the peach puree. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Small to medium lumps are perfectly fine.

3. Preheat your griddle of skillet over medium heat. While your pan is pre-heating, let’s make the syrup! Add the peaches, freshly grated ginger, sugar, pinch of salt, corn starch, 1/4 cup of remaining peach puree and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and until the peaches have softened and liquid has thickened slightly.

4. Once your skillet is pre-heated, rub it with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles form, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on its opposite side for an additional minute or so. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet in a pre-heated 200F oven. Repeat process until you’ve cooked through all of the batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed. Top each stack with a tablespoon or two of the ginger peach syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

Yields 8 Pancakes

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  • Reply Shelly Donahue July 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yay, it’s not just me! After seeing a particularly scary movie years ago I took to sleeping in my clothes so that I could make a get away should a murderer get in to my house. I didn’t want to worry about finding a bra or putting on pants. My roommates thought I was ridiculous. I thought I was prudent.
    I think that these pancakes would however stop a murderer in his/her tracks. They would have a total conversion experience I am convinced!

  • Reply Megan July 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

    whoa. These look ridiculously good! Maybe they’d be good with a boozy belini for brunch?!

  • Reply Jenny July 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I too have an irrational fear of murderers – I always check that the front door is locked about 10 times before I go to bed.

    The pancakes look amazing! They sound really summery and fresh too.

  • Reply Morgan @ moments of mmm July 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Just discovered your blog and I am really excited about that! Planning on trying this on Sunday!

    • Reply Adrianna July 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Excited that you found me! YAY!

  • Reply joelle (on a pink typewriter) July 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Oh my gosh! I need these pancakes immediately! They look SOOOOOO good!

  • Reply SophieC July 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I want those pancakes. In my mouth. Right NOW! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Suzanne Perazzini July 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    But what happens when you check the doors and windows just before going to bed and you find a door unlocked? He could be inside. Now what? You go outside or take him on inside? I once found the actual garage door open – how wide open to murderers is that! I jumped at every creak of the house all night.

  • Reply lynn @ the actor's diet July 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    i feel like you can never be too careful! that said, i’ve run into some people randomly via instagram-ing…

  • Reply Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef July 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    these look fabulous! and p.s. i double check all the doors/windows before going to bed too. when my husband is gone overnight sometimes i keep my pepper spray by my bed… ha!

  • Reply Russell van Kraayenburg July 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    What a scrumptious pancake recipe. I would enjoy waking up to these!

  • Reply Spongedrop July 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    That is probably the strangest segue into pancakes I have ever read…but I like it. And I can sympathise with you. I wasn’t so bad in my apartment (on the 3rd floor) but now I’m on ground floor in a house that isn’t connected to others I check doors that I know are already locked and make sure curtains have no gaps for peeping. I even check under the bed, and I’m 31. My imagination gets the better of me. But now I have a new pancake recipe to try (thank you!) and something to think about to distract me at night.

  • Reply Sophie @ happyspinach July 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I totally, totally feel you on the murderer thing. I went to the Batman movie marathon in my hometown with some friends, and then I heard about what happened in Colorado…. *shudder* I am NOT going to the movies any time soon; I’m just as contented to stay at home and wait until Netflix has whatever I want. Patience is key!

    Anyway, these pancakes look bonkers good! Now I need to get some peaches!

  • Reply Marlina July 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve seen wayyyy too many episodes of Criminal Minds, I’m with you on the precautions πŸ˜‰ These look drool-tastic!

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I have this SAME fear, and my roommate always leaves doors and windows unlocked!!! She said that the other day, she forgot her keys and got into our 2nd story apartment by climbing through the kitchen window. Uhhhm, lesson learned, our windows are ALWAYS being locked from now on!!

    These (and especially that syrup) look delicious!

  • Reply LouAnn July 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    when I lived alone in the city I did exactly what you do — nothing wrong with a little healthy paranoia

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