recipe: Peanut butter pancakes with Nutella sauce perfect way to celebrate National Pancake Day
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
On one slip of paper that was found amidst everything — a simple receipt from a Detroit bank — a recipe was found scribbled on the back in Rosa's own handwriting: a recipe for Featherlite Peanut Butter Pancakes.
Well, considering that today is National Pancake Day, it only seemed fitting to put this find to good use!
I did tweak the recipe just a bit, and I turned it into a dessert complete with chocolate sauce... well, not just chocolate sauce, but rather Nutella sauce. Thus, the pancakes are small instead of plate-sized; they're perfect for a special treat, rich and decadent.
Celebrate the holiday in style!
Peanut Butter Pancakes with Nutella Sauce
(slightly modified from Rosa Parks' original recipe)
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, whisk the egg and the peanut butter together with a fork; whisk in the milk and the lemon juice, then pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and combine well.
Grease a 10-inch skillet and pour batter by 1/8-cupfuls into the skillet; cook over medium heat for 2 minutes per side, until the pancakes are golden and the edges don't appear to be raw. Continue until all of the batter is used up.
1/2 cup Nutella
4 tablespoons half-and-half
Combine the Nutella and the half-and-half; microwave for 45 seconds until warm, and stir until smooth.
Serve pancakes topped with Nutella sauce and whipped cream.
Makes about 20 3-inch pancakes, serving 6-8.
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