Coffee Pancakes

I am crazy about pancakes. And I pretty much prefer having them instead of toast in the morning. I mainly love them because they’re easy to experiment different flavours on and they’re fun to make.

The first time I made Coffee pancakes it was pretty accidental. I was mixing my ingredients right under the shelf where I store my coffee. I was reaching out for something behind the coffee tin and clumsy me pushed the coffee tin down right into the mixing bowl; that had everything else in it. Unfortunately or fortunately the lid was loose, and a good heap of coffee was in my batter so I just went along with it. And here we are…

Somebody asked me if I’d still have my coffee with this and I was like, “Why not?” Those two go really well together but it leaves you more alert than you were obviously.

I chose to use the peanut sauce instead of honey because that is what I had in stock at the moment. So I just decided to try and see how coffee pancakes would pair with the peanut sauce. And it was great if I must say so myself.

To make them you’ll need:-

2 tablespoons Instant coffee
1 1⁄3 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 tablespoon Caster sugar
1 egg
200ml Vanilla yoghurt
2 tablespoons margarine, melted, and little extra
Peanut butter

1.Mix the instant coffee with 1/4 cup of of boiling water and set aside to cool.

2.Add the flour and baking powder into the bowl. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt.

3.In separate bowl, use a wooden spoon to beat the egg, vanilla yoghurt, margarine and coffee until combined. Add to the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine.

4.Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat and brush with some of the extra melted margarine. Working in batches, add 1 tablespoon of batter to the pan for each pancake and spread it out a little. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then turn and cook for another minute or until golden.

5.Cover and keep warm while you repeat with remaining batter, brushing the pan with extra margarine when necessary.

For the Sauce:
Boil 1/2 a cup of water and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Let it boil till it becomes syrupy.
Add peanut butter and stir till it’s all smooth.

6. Serve pancakes warm with a little drizzle of the peanut sauce.


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