Nope, I haven’t misspelled flour, these pancakes are made with actual flowers. Who would have thought that a treat so sweet and tasty like pancakes can become even tastier? Well, it turns out it can. Not just that, but it’s a wonderful activity idea to encourage your kids to cook and eat! To find out how to make them, read through!
This plant native to the Old World has been used all around the world, and among its many uses, there are also the culinary ones. By incorporating lavender into your pancake batter, you will also make use of all the benefits that lavender can offer. For instance:
Say bye-bye to bloated stomach
An overgrowth of “bad” bacteria is the reason behind poor digestion and that feeling of being bloated. Well, lavender contains an antioxidant called polyphenols that will reduce these bacteria and instantly de-puff the stomach.
Relax, take it easy
The scent that the lavender gives out has been known for its relaxing power for ages now. As soon as the aroma of lavender reaches you, it will lower your blood pressure and the heart rate, all the more reason to prepare lavender pancakes. So, here’s the pancake recipe:
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lavender/ one and a half tablespoons of dried lavender buds (finely chopped)
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- ¼ cup of granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of lavender flower extract (or vanilla extract)
Preparing these pancakes is no different than preparing any other pancake recipe, combine the wet and dry ingredients separately and then mix everything together. Fry for around 2 minutes per side.
Black Locust Pancakes
You will find this tree in the southeastern United States, and what’s really important to bear in mind is that only the flowers are edible (no bark, seed pods, or leaves, ok?).
If you want to make your regular pancake recipe stand out, then adding around 15 black locust flowers into the batter will ensure a fragrant and crunchy bite. And that’s not all, you can even skip adding sugar (or at least lower the amount you are to use) altogether because the flowers are sweet on their own.
The final result is going to be a unique stack of fluffy and soft pancakes with an incredible aroma. If you are one of the competitive cooks, enhance the flavor of your pancakes by adding these flowers and serving the pancakes as a sophisticated brunch meal. Serve alongside a big glass of orange juice, lemonade or a refreshing margarita.
Your friends and family will start asking for the pancake recipe as soon as they see (and smell) these beauties, and after trying only a bite, be ready for an avalanche of emails and phone calls from all of their cooking buddies.
Go ahead and give a little twist to your favorite recipes. But just in case you don’t fancy flowers, check out for more pancake recipes here, you will surely find something that will have that wow-factor.