Just got back from a week at my folks’ place in the mountains outside Jacksonville, Oregon. They have a huge garden on a slope where they grow every fruit and vegetable you can imagine, including rows and rows of hops. Now everyone knows hops is used to make beer, which my stepdad has become quite the expert in (along with making an amazing Riesling). He keeps the beer up in his motorcycle shop (did I mention he also restores vintage Norton motor bikes?) and even in the dead of winter people can’t resist making the trek up icy rock steps for his home brewed double IPA’s and porters. Lately I’ve been using “Be-Ba’s Brew” in pancakes for the family to make them fluffier with delicious notes of nutty hops. Get the Beer pancakes recipe after the jump…
Beer Pancakes Recipe
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup plus 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup agave syrup
pinch of salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of beer (lager works best)
½ cup blueberries (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients. Whisk together the agave, egg, and vanilla. Form a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture, slowly add the beer and stir gently until just combined, lumps are ok. Pour batter onto greased skillet and cook until edges get dry and bubble pop, flip and cook for about another minute. After I made half the pancakes I added the blueberries to the batter. The pancakes are so tasty and sweet that they can be eaten alone or you can add a dusting of powdered sugar, or drizzle of syrup. Makes 12 small pancakes.
*No need to worry about the alcohol, it all gets cooked out.
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