And we’re back for our 2nd-ever What I Ate Wednesday!
And there is absolutely no fruit that epitomizes August in Niagara more than peaches! Seriously, we don’t think we’ve ever had a peach out-of-season. Every time we see them in the grocery store in the middle of winter, we get the temptation to pick up a pack, but then we come to our senses. We just couldn’t do the peach such an injustice. Truly, peaches are the Kings of summer.
And you know what else is not a summer staple, but a year-round must-have? Pancakes!
Summer staple + year-round staple = peach pancakes.
But not just any peach pancakes. No, we decided to throw another summer staple into the mix- ice cream!
Yes, these pancakes were served A La Mode.
Ok, ok, we know that most health professionals will tell you to avoid anything smothered in ice cream, particularly at breakfast. But we heartily disagree. Mostly because topped with our peach-banana ice cream, these pancakes are actually super-healthy!
Seriously people, these pancakes were decadently delicious! In fact, we’d say these rival our blueberry banana pancakes– and that’s saying something!
They were fluffy and tender, and simply bursting with peach flavour! And nothing beats a hot stack of pancakes topped with cool, creamy ice cream, melting all over the place and soaking into each layer, infusing your stack with even more peach flavour.
And in the spirit of What I Ate Wednesday, here’s a little look into all the other peach-themed eats we’ve had in the past couple days…
Peach Blondie Breakfast Parfait (recipe to come soon!)
And then of course there’s our baked oatmeal from a while back:
And of course peaches have found there way into several salads, sandwiches, and a host of other savoury and sweet dishes that remained un-photographed.
Anyways we won’t torture you any longer, so without further ado, peach pancakes a la mode!
Peach Pancakes A La Mode
Total Time: 15 min
1/2 c. chickpea flower
3/4 c. multigrain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 peach, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 batch of peach-banana ice cream
Heat large pan or pancake grill.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
Place peach chunks into food processor and process until crushed and fairly smooth. Add all other ingredients to the food processor and blend until fully combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Drop large spoonfuls of batter at a time onto the griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form, then flip and cook for a few more minute on the other side.
Stack your pancakes and layer with sliced peaches. Top with ice cream and devour.
* separating your egg and whipping the white into stiff peaks will make your pancakes even thicker and fluffier. We were going to do that but our yolk broke. Oops!
ps- congratulations to Adam van Koeverden for his silver in kayaking, Mark Oldershaw for his bronze in canoeing, Ryan Cochrane for his silver in the 1500m freestyle swim, and Dereck Drouin for his bronze medal in high jump! Go Canada!
Do you like peaches? What is your favourite summer fruit?