Avocado Pancakes

The name sounds a little weird, right?  Avocado in a pancake?  I know what you’re thinking.  I was skeptical too, but I had to use up some overripe avocados, and throwing them into a batch of pancakes sounded perfect.  I adjusted the recipe that I found on the California Avocado website.  The batter definitely has a greenish tinge to it, but that mostly goes away when you cook them, and they really don’t taste like avocados.  The original recipe calls for mixing everything in a blender, which I actually have in my new apartment, but I wanted to make these low-tech.  As long as your avocados are super-ripe, you’ll be absolutely fine without a blender.

Avocado Pancakes:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk {I used 2%}
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Melt your butter.  30 seconds in the microwave on high will definitely do it.  Just watch it so it doesn’t explode.
  2. Mix together the milk, eggs, and butter in a large bowl.
  3. Mash avocado in a separate, small bowl.
  4. Add the avocado into the milk, eggs, and butter, making sure you get the lumps out.
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated, but don’t over-mix.
  6. Cook on a griddle or a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. {1/3 cup is a good size scoop.}
  7. When heated through and bubbles appear, flip pancakes over and cook the other side.
  8. Serve warm, with all of your favorite pancake toppings.
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Mix the eggs, butter, and milk.

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Mash the avocado in a separate bowl.

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Add the avocado to the milk, butter, egg mixture.

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Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

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Combine.

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Drop in 1/3 cup scoops onto a medium hot griddle/frying pan.

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Flip when bubbles appear.

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A nice stack of avocado pancakes.

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Enjoy with your favorite toppings. I used my trusty “Vertmont” maple syrup.

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And they make good leftovers!

Have you ever tried avocado pancakes?  What’s your favorite non-traditional pancake recipe, or way to cook with avocados?

Nutrition info: I just did a rough calorie count, but my batter made 11 pancakes, at about 120 calories each.

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