Blackberry Flax Pancakes

Homemade delicious recipe for Blackberry Flax seeds PancakesYou might call them pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks or skillet cakes and for me they all taste the same it just depends what region of the country you live in. If your mama call them pancakes, then most likely you will stick with that name for the rest of your life. 
Since the mother’s day is approaching, I thought to celebrate it just a weee bit early by presenting a nice delicious, let’s say healthy pancakes. Yes, you just read that I called the pancakes “healthy”!
I added in the batter whole ground flaxseed meal.
I wish I could have these pancakes every morning for breakfast–preferably “breakfast in bed”, this is coming from a person who eats early breakfast ones in a blue moon, meaning rarely. 

These pancakes are sweet, soft, fluffy, with a slight hint of lemon zest and sweet burst from juicy blackberries. Perfect food to serve on Mother’s Day- either in bed or at the brunch time with the her favorite flower and an I love you, Mom! -Card on the side.

But this is not all, I paired these yummy pancakes with Vanilla Soy Cafe Latte, and of course the recipe for the simplest latte is included in this post too. 

Blackberry Flax Pancakes

Serves 4
Ingredients
Slightly adapted from Martha Steward

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup whole ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, melted- plus more for skillet and serving
  • 1 cup fresh or Frozen Blackberries(I used fresh)
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon Juice + Zest from 1/2 of the lemon
  • Maple syrup, or jam, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, flaxseed meal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add buttermilk, egg, and butter and whisk until just moistened (batter should have some lumps, but do not over-mix).
  2. Cut the fresh blackberries in quarters if possible and fold them in the batter; Add lemon juice and lemon zest and mix by folding the batter again.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet, pan or a griddle with butter and heat should be just a bit over medium-low. 
  4. In batches, drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. 
  5. Cook until bubbles appear on top and a few have burst, 2 to 5 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. 
  6. Repeat with more butter and remaining batter (makes about 12), wiping skillet clean between batches and lowering heat if necessary. 
  7. Serve HOT with butter and syrup or jam and fresh blackberries on the side.

Enjoy! 

Homemade Blackberry Flax Pancakes served with Vanilla soy Cafe latte perfect for any celebration especially mother's day
Homemade Vanilla soy cafe latte

Vanilla Soy Caffè Latte
Serves 1
Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Vanilla Soy Dream milk /OR 4 oz(1/2 cup) of Silk Soy milk + 2 oz (1/4 cup) of Silk Vanilla Creamer {or you can use regular milk if you prefer that} 
  • 1 Tbs. Instant NESCAFÉ -dark roast
  • Sweeter of your choice or you can use a shot of Vanilla Syrup for coffee 

Directions:

  1. Place the milk in double boiler and create froth (foam), rose to the tip just below the surface of the pot. -Be close by! I used to see through lid so I can see when the froth is rising. 
  2. Add Instant coffee in the cup with sweeter and pour hot milk in the cup. 

Note* 

  • Soy milk is not steaming like regular milk, froth is different if you are to compare to regular milk latte–this is just in case if you see it’s not bubbling like you are used to seeing.  
  • If you have equipment right for steaming milk go ahead and skip the recipe and do it your way!
  • Here is a very interesting article full of great tips under title “Milk Frothing Guide – Frothing for Newbies & Intermediates)” by Coffee Geek -Click on the linked title!

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I hope you enjoyed my post today and 
I wish all the Mothers very happy upcoming “Mother’s Day!” 
Sandra
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