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One of my first jobs cooking was in the kitchen at a local
country club. The chef quit and they needed someone to sling
breakfast for the golfers. Not one to shy away from a challenge, I
jumped in. It was quite the experience that taught me many things
but I also realized how much I love cooking on a griddle,
especially with pancakes.
So, when my new oven came with a griddle top, I knew pancakes
were going to become more prominent in my breakfast repertoire.
While my base for the pancakes doesn’t change much, the toppings
are constantly new. These whole wheat pancakes showcase one of my
fall favorites: persimmons with a bit of cinnamon.
Whole Wheat Flour
I’ve chatted a bit about different varieties of whole wheat
flour before but I always feel like it’s worth revisiting. My
go-to wheat flour for pancakes is almost always whole wheat pastry
flour. Using pastry flour keeps the texture of the pancake lighter
than a more traditional hard wheat flour would be.
In addition to pastry flour, I’ve also found I love using
flour as a 1:1 substitute for the pastry flour. Einkorn is such
a warm, light flour. Of course, you can always swap in all purpose
or your favorite gluten-free mix!
Frontier Co-op Vietnamese Cinnamon
Frontier Co-op has a few different varieties of cinnamon that
range from the slightly sweet, like this
Vietnamese cinnamon to
Korintje cinnamon, which is a bit on the spicier side. Each
cinnamon has root in different cuisines and I’ve started to use
different varieties for different uses. A far cry from the three
year-old cinnamon I’d often find pushed back in my cupboard.
I realize I’m pushing towards the end of persimmon season
officially in hoshigaki time. However, if you can land your
hands on fresh, persimmons make for such a lovely pancake
Of course, you can always swap them out for another firm,
cooler-weather fruit such as apples or pears.
Finally, the walnuts are optional but I’m a texture person who
almost always needs a little crunch. Toasted pecans would work well
as a substitution or go with sunflower seeds for a non-nut
Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Frontier Co-op. All thoughts and
opinions are my own. It’s content like this that helps me keep
this site running to provide the vegetarian recipes you see every
Source: FS – Healthy – Vegetarian
Cornmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Persimmons