Fluffy Berry-Swirled Pancakes

Typically, I’m not a big pancake person. I’m usually making them for my boyfriend on occasion for brunch. Given that today is Super Bowl Sunday, I think it’d be considered one of those occasions (yes, best girlfriend award). Every time I make pancakes, I try REALLY hard to get them super fluffy. Upon trial-and-error, by golly, I think I’ve finally got it!To mix it up a bit, I bought some fresh berries from the grocery store yesterday that I figured would be a great addition. I had some dark chocolate chips on hand too but this seemed to be the healthier option. Are you itching your head to why I have dark chocolate chips on hand? If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, then yes, there’s a sweet treat coming up this week… you’ll have to stay tuned!

Similar to the tall stack of pancakes I’ve made in the past, these Fluffy Berry-Swirled Pancakes were gobbled up in an instant. Brunch is served!

Here is what you’ll need:

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 Tbs sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1-1/2 Tbs melted butter (I used Smart Balance buttery spread with flaxseed
    • oil)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup blackberries, diced
    • 1/4 cup raspberries, diced

This recipe makes about 7 pancakes — measure ingredients accordingly depending on how many pancakes you want to make πŸ™‚

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt). In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (almond milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, egg).

Slowly add and mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir just until the ingredients are combined. Add in berries, stir to combine.

Heat up a griddle on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop up some batter and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Don’t worry if your first one or two pancakes don’t come out as fluffy as you’d hope — the more you make, the fluffier they seem to get (check out my stack).TIP: I quickly spray some more Pam cooking spray on the griddle between each new pancake that is being cooked — I find that this prevents the pancake from burning. Also, medium heat is the perfect heat setting for cooking these. Don’t rush them, they will come out as planned!

Stack your pancakes, top with fresh fruit and drizzle with maple syrup or honey!

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