Friday, April 12, 2013I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, I changed it up a little bit for my tastes. And the original recipe says that it serves 3-4 but I feel it just makes 2 servings. My pancakes were fairly small, just about 3 to 4 inches across. Plus, they are pretty light so I ate this entire stack myself. :) The compote is absolutely delicious. A perfect blend of tart and sweet; both the cranberry and vanilla flavors equally prominent. I will definitely be making this again.
Chai Pancakes with Cranberry-Vanilla Compoterecipe adapted from herePancakes- 1 1/3 cup milk- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar- 1 1/4 cups flour- 2 tsp baking powder- 1 tsp baking soda- pinch of salt- 1 tsp ground cinnamon- 1/2 tsp ground ginger- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg- pinch of ground cloves- 2 TB honey- 1 TB melted coconut oil (or butter), plus more for the pan- 1 tsp vanilla extractCompote- 1 cup fresh (or frozen) cranberries- 1/3 cup water- 1/4 cup honey- 2 tsp vanilla extract
CompotePlace the cranberries, water and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add more water as needed to keep compote moist. As the cranberries soften mash them with the back of a spoon to get more of a saucy consistency. Once the texture is more like a liquid-y jam, add the vanilla. Stir to combine and remove from the heat.PancakesCombine milk and apple cider vinegar, stir and set aside to curdle for five minutes. (You could also omit the vinegar and use buttermilk instead.)In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine. Stir in the curdled milk (or buttermilk), honey, coconut oil (or butter) and vanilla. Take care not to over-mix.Heat a skillet over medium heat with some coconut oil or butter. Drop batter in the pan by 1/3 cup measures. Allow first side to cook until you see bubbles appear and edges appear slightly dry and browned. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.Serve pancakes with compote spooned over the top.Enjoy!Check out the other blogs on this blog hop I've linked up with this week!