We are not breakfast people. In fact, most days, I go without anything but tea until lunch time. I know, my poor metabolism. Harper tends to eat breakfast in the car on the way to school . Guy drinks a double gulp full of Diet Coke. Like I said, we are not morning people. Except on the weekends, when breakfast can be brunch, and occur a little later in the day.
This weekend Harper had her heart set on helping in the kitchen. The older she gets the more useful she actually is and the more determined she is to do as much as I’ll let her. And she was hellbent on pancakes, thus we made pancakes but our local grocer had blackberries on sale for $1.00 a pint so we improvised a little bit.
I’m going to share my dad’s secret to the perfect pancake (sorry, Dad!). That secret is sour cream. It just does something to the makeup of the batter and gives them a little right lift. Anyway, this recipe is a mix of my need to use up my over-zealously purchased blackberries and make use of my dad’s recommendation.
Blackberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Serves 3-4 people and is easily doubled for more eaters or freezing.
1/2 cup milk
3/8 cup sour cream (regular or low fat both work)
1 large egg
1/2 TSP vanilla extract
2 TBSP melted butter
1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1.5 TBSP sugar
1 TSP baked powder
.5 TSP baking soda
1/4 TSP kosher salt
1/2 to 1 pint blackberries
1: Blend the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl or kitchen aid mixer.
2: If you are using a mixer, add your egg and use the stir setting to to incorporate it into the dry ingredients.
3: Add milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract, stir to combine.
4: Add blackberries to the batter and allow the berries to mix into the batter. The longer you let it stir, the more purpose the batter will become. If your berries are on the sour side, feel free to add more sugar.
5: Using a spatula, fold the sour cream into the batter gently. Don’t over mix.
6: Fry the pancakes over medium high heat using butter or non-stick spray on a non-stick skillet or griddle, flipping when bubbles appear on the uncooked top of the pancake.
7: Enjoy with your topping of choice. We love these with jam and creme fraiche.