Northwest Huckleberry Pancakes


Northwest Huckleberry Pancakes

Featuring our Huckleberry Fruit Spread

This simple and delicious recipe can be made with other Oregon Growers & Shippers jams - try Marionberry or our Pear & Hazelnut jam!

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoon Oregon Growers & Shippers Huckleberry Fruit Spread (save some for the tops of the pancakes!
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, for garnish
Confectioners' sugar
Warm maple syrup or Vanilla yogurt

Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium size mixing bowl. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with the sugar, then stir in the buttermilk, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened. The batter should have the consistency of thick cream with some lumps. Do not overmix. Heat a large griddle or 2 large non-stick skillets over medium-high heat, then brush each lightly with some of the remaining melted butter. Gently drop the batter into the skillets by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart. Evenly add a few dollops of Huckleberry jam to each pancake. Cook until the undersides are golden brown and bubbles are breaking on top, about 1-1/2 minutes. Turn and cook 1-1/2 minutes longer on the other side. Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven as you cook the rest of the batter. Divide the pancakes among warmed plates and top with the strawberries and a bit more jam. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with warm maple syrup or vanilla yogurt.

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