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Easy Buttermilk Fig Pancakes – Recipe!

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Buttermilk pancakes are a family breakfast staple, especially on the weekends when we have a little more time on our hands.  I love the light fluffy pancake batter made with fresh buttermilk and eggs.  As I mentioned on social media, I have an abundance of fresh figs this season and what better than Buttermilk Fig Pancakes!

The only addition to a traditional recipe is to slice fresh figs and add them to the batter when in the pan. The figs will be engulfed into a bed of lightly golden batter and the taste — magnificent.  A perfect fruity blend of cake and figs for breakfast.  With the addition of a little maple syrup drizzled over the top – breakfast is changed forever or at least for the moment.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 1/4 cups fresh buttermilk

4 tablespoons butter + more for pan

4-6 fresh figs

maple syrup

(Makes 1 dozen pancakes)

To Prepare:

1.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.

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2.  Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs and buttermilk.

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3.  Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and drizzle it into the batter mixture and whisk until smooth.

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4.  Slice the fresh figs into thin pieces, about 1/4 inch thick.

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5.  Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat and butter lightly.

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6.  Dollop about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet in 3 places.

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7.  Add the fresh figs to the batter, about 2-3 per round.  Allow the pancakes to cook for about 2 minutes per side.

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8.  Flip pancakes over and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

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8.  Arrange on a plate with a little more butter and a drizzle of warm maple syrup.  I like to serve these Buttermilk Fig Pancakes with chicken sausages.  Enjoy!

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