September 23, 2014

Spiced Pear Pancakes for Fall

Pear Spice Pancakes

We are huge pancake fans and this fall I’ve been all about flavoring mine with fresh fruit. So far I’ve made them with strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkin. And now I’m addicted to my newest favorite: grated pear. These easy to make breakfast cakes are simply awesome for fall. They taste just like a pie and feature all of my favorite warm spices of these season.

One of the best features of these pancakes is that they truly come together with ease. It is just like making your favorite pancakes except you fold in the fresh fruit. Since the fruit is grated you don’t even see it when they are completely cooked. In fact, my daughter noticed the flavor before she realized I’d actually added anything to the pancakes. This is especially helpful if you have a picky eater at the breakfast table.

Now that fall is here is time to fuel up on fall flavor and get ready to take on the season!

Spiced Pear Pancakes for Fall
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  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooked, plus more butter for the pan
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and grated


  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Then stir it into the dry ingredients until completely smooth. Then fold in the grated pear.
  3. Warm a large pat of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and swirl it to coat the bottom of the pan. Dollop the batter onto the skillet in ¼ cup increments. Cook until bubbles begin to show on top of the batter. Then flip the pancakes and cook the other until golden brown. Continue cooking the pancakes like this, adding more butter to the pan as needed, until all the batter is used up. Serve warm with maple syrup!

3 Responses to “Spiced Pear Pancakes for Fall”

  1. Jessie Oleson Moore says:

    Nice. I’ve never even thought about putting pear in pancakes – pear is a fruit I forget when I’m baking and cooking. It is a shame that I do that, though, because these look like a winner, and a nice cozy fall breakfast. <3

  2. Christine Mayfield says:

    Looks great! I have done apples, pumpkin, sweet potato, blueberries and bananas in pancakes, but never thought of pear.