Peaches ‘n Cream Pancakes

in Breakfast, Pancakes

The thing I’m afraid of more than my usuals: failure, not having kids “on time,” my life not working out in general, is a scary murderer. I go through great lengths to avoid murderers.

I post Instagram photos of places I’m at only after I leave. I know all of you are super lovely BUT what about that one psycho, nut-job that wants to grind me up and put me in a hamburger, huh? That guy is scary. I don’t want him finding me at my favorite neighborhood coffee shop.

I also have a nightly ritual of checking every window (I live on the 2nd floor) and door in my apartment to make no one can get in. And, though, I kind of hate light in my face as I sleep, I’m always sure to have a few lights on throughout my apartment. I figure the scary murderer will think I’m up reading rather than sleeping and he’ll stay away.

You have to get in the head of a murderer, you know?! Some may think (read: my dad) that these kind of precautions are ridiculous, and maybe they are. They’re probably just a sign of my current single status and a result of living alone, which I actually enjoy, but WHATEVER MURDERERS ARE SCARY!

When I wake up and am happy I’m alive and well, I like to celebrate (sometimes). And what better way than to make pancakes. Typically in the summer months I’m not in the mood for a carb-situation, but the fruit brightens these up a lot.

Limiting myself to a small stack of 3 is always my move.

These pancakes start with a peach puree.

Peaches with water go into a saucepan until they’re slightly softened. Then they take a trip to the blender and run through a sieve. The puree is added to sour cream and egg for the perfect hint of peachiness and tang.

While the pancakes definitely have a peach-flavor, I think the syrup is a must. There’s freshly grated ginger added for a nice punch of spice. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream. Call it breakfast!

Peaches N’ Cream Pancakes

Print this recipe!

Pancakes:
2 peaches, peeled, de-seeded and chopped
Water
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar, divided
Sea salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
More Butter or Vegetable Oil for skillet

Ginger Peach Syrup:
2 peaches, sliced, skin-on
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
Salt
1/2 teaspoon corn starch

1. In a small saucepan, add the chopped peaches and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and add 2 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of salt. transfer to a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a strainer, into a measuring cup or bowl, which will catch all of the pulp. It will yield a little over a cup. Set aside.

2. To a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a smaller bowl, mix together the sour cream, egg, melted butter and 3/4 cup of the peach puree. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Small to medium lumps are perfectly fine.

3. Preheat your griddle of skillet over medium heat. While your pan is pre-heating, let’s make the syrup! Add the peaches, freshly grated ginger, sugar, pinch of salt, corn starch, 1/4 cup of remaining peach puree and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and until the peaches have softened and liquid has thickened slightly.

4. Once your skillet is pre-heated, rub it with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles form, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on its opposite side for an additional minute or so. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet in a pre-heated 200F oven. Repeat process until you’ve cooked through all of the batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed. Top each stack with a tablespoon or two of the ginger peach syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

Yields 8 Pancakes

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

amber July 23, 2012 at 12:21 am

Thank you for both a delicious-looking recipe and a profound new fear to acquire!

Eek.

A x

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Adrianna July 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

Uhoh! Wait, I can’t be the only one that fears murderers, right?!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 23, 2012 at 1:08 am

The pancakes are so fluffy and perfect looking – and then – Ginger Peach Syrup. Oh wow, delish!

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Margherita July 23, 2012 at 2:32 am

If you have to face a murderer it’s better to do it on a full stomach…that’s my saying!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 23, 2012 at 3:46 am

These look like such a fabulous treat! I can’t wait to try!

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thecitygourmand July 23, 2012 at 4:36 am

Ain’t those pretty as a picture – can’t wait for summer Down Under!

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Melissa {Being a Bear} July 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

I loved this. I, too, am hyper-vigilant about murderers. In fact, I recently blogged about how when I read a scary book with ghosts, I put the book in another room and pile some heavy books on top of it before I go to bed, so murderous ghosts can’t seep out of the pages and kill me in my sleep. It just makes good sense. And I think that the fact that we’re both still living is a vindication of our methods. ;)

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Emily July 23, 2012 at 7:26 am

Bahahaha! Can I just say that this post made me feel so much better about myself and my borderline nutty, door/window-locking habits? Every night, I too check the status of practically every lock in my house, probably because my (slightly overactive) imagination and TV crime shows have conditioned me to do so. You’re not alone! And thank you for the recipe, I <3 pancakes!

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dervla @ The Curator July 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

You’re definitely not the only one who fears murderers. I check my apartment door at least 5 times before I go to sleep and cannot have the shower curtain closed at night (cause that’s totally where a murderer would hide!). These pancakes look yummy, great way to celebrate your alliveness in the morning :)

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Emily @ She Makes and Bakes July 23, 2012 at 8:20 am

I am straight up scared of crazy people with guns, so I 100% understand your fear. I was in the shooting at Columbine, and I’m a nervous nelly in crowded situations…needless to say I won’t be attending a movie any time soon. I check the house obsessively, too. I should try these pancakes…I just made peaches and cream cupcakes and they were delish! Love that flavor profile.

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Adrianna July 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

Oh wow. That’s crazy. I can only imagine how that would affect you.

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Abbie July 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

OMG. These look ridiculously lovely. And your fear of murderers is seems healthy and practical compared to my fear of being murdered by ghosts. I attribute it to growing up in New England where someone has definitely died in 99% of buildings because they are just that old.

On a somewhat related note, I learned via facebook this weekend that we have a mutual acquaintance/friend! Jasmine Faustino and I went to college together! She posted a link to one of your recipes to another friend of ours and I was like, WHAAAAATTTT! I totally love her blog too! Then she filled me in on how you two know each other. I won’t expand in case it’s not public news yet? But very much looking forward to the finished product!

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Adrianna July 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

AHH! Yes. Jasmine is my editor! Love her! Super small world. SO AWESOME!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

Haha! This was hilarious to read–but I too have the same fears. I used to think, as a kid (heck, still kinda true), that as long as I had a thick duvet covering me at night, I would be protected from anything :)

These pancakes look delicious!

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Leah // Freutcake July 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love this post. I too have a similar fear even with my husband sleeping right next to me. You know murderers don’t discriminate gender after all. On a side note: those pancakes look incredible!

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Adrianna July 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

They don’t! Boys should be scared too. (They never are.)

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking July 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

I am married and have a dog (granted he is only a pug) but I still check for murderers every time we get home from going out late. I do a sweep of the house and double check that there is nobody hiding behind the shower curtain. Always. You aren’t alone in your fears. I am dreaming about putting that peach ginger syrup on some ice cream or even adding it to a mojito or something.

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Brittany July 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

Loving the multi-layered peachiness in this!

Not loving murderers though. Seriously. I’m the same way and my husband thinks I’m crazy, but you know what: we’re still alive! So. You’re welcome, hubby.

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Erin H July 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

I can totally relate to your murder fear… I’m like an old lady with lights on timers so there are always lights on in the living room and kitchen. I work with a guy whose wife has a code word – so in case she’s ever kidnapped or in danger and she has the opportunity to call him she can say the code word. Something to consider… :)

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LouAnn July 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

when I lived alone in the city I did exactly what you do — nothing wrong with a little healthy paranoia

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Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

I have this SAME fear, and my roommate always leaves doors and windows unlocked!!! She said that the other day, she forgot her keys and got into our 2nd story apartment by climbing through the kitchen window. Uhhhm, lesson learned, our windows are ALWAYS being locked from now on!!

These (and especially that syrup) look delicious!

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Marlina July 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’ve seen wayyyy too many episodes of Criminal Minds, I’m with you on the precautions ;) These look drool-tastic!

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Sophie @ happyspinach July 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I totally, totally feel you on the murderer thing. I went to the Batman movie marathon in my hometown with some friends, and then I heard about what happened in Colorado…. *shudder* I am NOT going to the movies any time soon; I’m just as contented to stay at home and wait until Netflix has whatever I want. Patience is key!

Anyway, these pancakes look bonkers good! Now I need to get some peaches!

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Spongedrop July 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

That is probably the strangest segue into pancakes I have ever read…but I like it. And I can sympathise with you. I wasn’t so bad in my apartment (on the 3rd floor) but now I’m on ground floor in a house that isn’t connected to others I check doors that I know are already locked and make sure curtains have no gaps for peeping. I even check under the bed, and I’m 31. My imagination gets the better of me. But now I have a new pancake recipe to try (thank you!) and something to think about to distract me at night.

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Russell van Kraayenburg July 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

What a scrumptious pancake recipe. I would enjoy waking up to these!

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Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef July 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

these look fabulous! and p.s. i double check all the doors/windows before going to bed too. when my husband is gone overnight sometimes i keep my pepper spray by my bed… ha!

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lynn @ the actor's diet July 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

i feel like you can never be too careful! that said, i’ve run into some people randomly via instagram-ing…

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Suzanne Perazzini July 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

But what happens when you check the doors and windows just before going to bed and you find a door unlocked? He could be inside. Now what? You go outside or take him on inside? I once found the actual garage door open – how wide open to murderers is that! I jumped at every creak of the house all night.

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SophieC July 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

I want those pancakes. In my mouth. Right NOW! :D

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joelle (on a pink typewriter) July 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

Oh my gosh! I need these pancakes immediately! They look SOOOOOO good!

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Morgan @ moments of mmm July 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

Just discovered your blog and I am really excited about that! Planning on trying this on Sunday!

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Adrianna July 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

Excited that you found me! YAY!

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Jenny July 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I too have an irrational fear of murderers – I always check that the front door is locked about 10 times before I go to bed.

The pancakes look amazing! They sound really summery and fresh too.

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Megan July 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

whoa. These look ridiculously good! Maybe they’d be good with a boozy belini for brunch?!

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Shelly Donahue July 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Yay, it’s not just me! After seeing a particularly scary movie years ago I took to sleeping in my clothes so that I could make a get away should a murderer get in to my house. I didn’t want to worry about finding a bra or putting on pants. My roommates thought I was ridiculous. I thought I was prudent.
I think that these pancakes would however stop a murderer in his/her tracks. They would have a total conversion experience I am convinced!

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Dana August 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Haha I totally understand! I do that too! Ya just never know, right? But pancakes are definitely the perfect answer!

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ALEX October 12, 2012 at 5:45 am

ACTUALLY I WANT TO ASK CAN YOU HOW TO MAKE COOKIES ON STOVE :d if you know

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Adrianna October 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’ve never made cookies on a stove top before. But I hear that you make them similar to how you would a pancake. You should be able to just roll the dough into a ball, put it on a greased pan and flatten it, cooking it on both sides for 2-3 minutes. I’ve never tried it so sorry I can’t be of much help!

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Krystal January 30, 2014 at 5:49 am

Oh, no way! I guess I know what we are having for breakfast in the morning.

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