Breakfasts — By Ben on 26 April 2008
Mango Pancakes



This week marked the beginning of mango season for me. I promised you that I was going to post more mango recipes after that mango guacamole that was received very well. I sat down and wondered in what other ways I could use mango. There are mango smoothies, mango in fruit salad, mango juice, mango salsa, mango cake… and right there hit me. Why not mango pancakes? I have made banana pancakes before so mango pancakes wouldn’t be so difficult. And it wasn’t. All I did was add chunks of mango to my pancake batter and beat it with a hand mixer.

You could make them using your regular pancake flour, or you could make your own mix, which is more fun and you get puffier, lighter pancakes. How do you do accomplish that? Very easy. First you separate your eggs and beat the whites until stiff. In another bowl you add your flour (I use 1 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour and 1/2 cup of regular flour) a pinch of salt, some vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, baking soda, the egg yolks, milk, some oil and baking powder (and your mango chunks, of course) You beat it all very well and then fold the egg whits until you get something like this:

Then you just make your pancakes as you usually do. You can check this video to see how it is done. Just follow those simple instructions and you will make the best pancakes you have ever had. Top them off with some fruit (fruit and pancakes are a great combo) your favorite real maple syrup, serve with mimosas and voila! you have a delicious weekend brunch.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(16) Readers Comments

  1. Delicioso Ben:D

  2. yes sir, that’s my kind of breakfast! i’ve had blueberry, strawberry, apple, and banana pancakes, but never mango pancakes. what a travesty–i’ll have to make amends asap!

  3. You know I made some waffles with this same batter, minus the mago chunks this morning. I was surprised at how we liked the whole wheat batter. With the mangos it would have been really yummy.

  4. Mango pancake – good idea! Thanks for the link to the instructional video. I’ve never actually made pancakes from fresh. Your picture with the fruit on top looks delicious.

  5. Great pancakes Ben. The mangoes and other fruits really add a lovely element to the usual pancake fare.

  6. Oh my gosh, Ben, those are gorgeous!

  7. Ok Ben, tell me the truth – did you go out and get a whole case of mangoes?

  8. Ben, That really looks delicious and healthy! I’m seeing alot of mangos in the blogosphere!

  9. OH! I want to leave work and go home and make this right now..I don’t think they’ll miss me. :) Yum!

  10. Those pancakes covered in fresh fruit look so good!

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