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Whole Wheat Cherry Vanilla Bean Pancakes

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Ingredients

Whole Wheat Cherry Vanilla Bean Pancakes

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • contents of 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups frozen cherries

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 1 heaping cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • contents of 1/2 vanilla bean

Instructions 

Whole Wheat Cherry Vanilla Bean Pancakes

  • Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Fold in vanilla beans. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Chop 1 cup of cherries into fine pieces. You can either stir them into the batter (the pancakes will turn reddish-blue in color) or drop the cherries in the batter while each pancake is cooking. To cook, heat a griddle or skillet on medium heat and pout in 1/4 cup of batter. Flip once tiny bubbles appear on the pancakes.
  • Heat remaining cup of cherries in a saucepan or in the microwave. Mash with a fork and stuff in between pancakes and drizzle juice on top. Top with vanilla glaze.

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • Add sugar to bowl and stir in heavy cream and vanilla until mixture resembles a thick batter. Add milk one tablespoon at a time, stirring until smooth – about 3-5 full minutes. Mixture may look lumpy at first but just continue to stir and it will come together. Fold in vanilla beans and pour over pancakes.
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