Sweet Cherry Syrup and Cherry Pancakes

Sweet Cherry Syrup and Cherry Pancakes
Cherry Pancakes
Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Cherry Pancakes

Cherry-loving folks will rejoice when they see this on the brunch menu! If your group has a serious sweet tooth, consider serving this new brunch favorite. Keep in mind that if cherries are not in season, you can always use frozen ones!

4
Servings
735
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Sweet and Spicy Monkey

 

Ingredients

For the Syrup

  • 4 cups whole dark cherries, frozen
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice from ½ lime, about 2 tablespoons

For the pancakes

  • 1 cup of your favorite pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil (or your cooking oil of choice)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries

Directions

For the Syrup

Using a medium saucepan with a heavy bottom, add in cherries, water, and sugar. Mix together. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in lime juice. Continue cooking until mixture begins to boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15—20 minutes. While mixture is cooking, use a potato masher to mash the cherries to help release some of their juices. *Make sure you hold onto the edge of your pan while doing this or it might overturn your pan and spill the ingredients all over the place.* After simmering for 15—20 minutes, turn off heat and let cool. Syrup will thicken as it cools. After syrup cools, pour into a glass container and refrigerate. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

For the pancakes

Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. (Can also use coconut oil, butter, Crisco, or whatever you'd like.) Set aside.

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Cook as directed on box of pancake mix. Serve with sweet cherry syrup on the side or drizzled over the top.

Cherry Syrup Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Cherry Syrup Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.

Cherry Syrup Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
132g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
161g
54%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.3%
Vitamin C
17mg
28%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
244mg
24%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
33µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
352mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
672mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
32.7%
Sodium
562mg
23%
Sugars, added
100g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
16.7%
Zinc
1mg
8%