It’s Wednesday and it’s time for our Pancake Wednesday’s!! Mango season is almost done for this year and I wanted to make use of the last batch into my pancakes. As you know, pancakes regularly features for breakfast at home, I make sure at least I make use of the healthy ingredients. Oatmeal is the preferred flour, if not that then it’s whole wheat flour is what I use. Since, oatmeal tends to make the pancakes much denser in texture as compared to the refined flour ones, you either need eggs or buttermilk incase you opt for an eggless version. I prefer using the eggless version on a regular basis. It took me some time to get the portions right, but now I have a fool proof pancake base recipe, with a little alteration and imagination playing around with the flavours of the different ingredients will fetch you yummy and fluffy pancakes in no time.
Today, I am going to share an interesting pancake recipe, which you can have without any guilt! It’s Beer Battered Mango Pancakes!!! Yes! You heard it right, these pancakes are drunken with beer!! So, does it not give you enough reasons to go try it right away?
Beer is something which is not usually associated with breakfast! But, here we will include it as an interesting ingredient in our mango pancakes. I have been meaning to make this version of pancakes for a long time and finally it happened today. I used the Wheat beer which apparently goes pretty well with the fruit inclusion food or lighter appetisers. This wheat beer variety had a subtle note of citrus flavour, complementing very well with the sweet mangoes used in this recipe. You can even use the pale ale’s which gives you a similar result. Just make sure you are not using the stronger variety of beer else the pancakes will taste and smell yeasty!
Beer or any carbonated liquid tend to make the pancakes lighter and fluffy, even turning the denser oatmeal pancakes feather light and melt in the mouth. If you are using any carbonated liquid, you may as well have no need to add the soda bicarb or eggs! It is a good alternate for people who are vegan or even lactose intolerant. And the pancakes tastes equally yummy like the ones prepared with the eggs and milk.
So, what are you waiting for? Quickly prepare and indulge in these yummy beer drunken mango pancakes, which gets done in no time! Have it for breakfast with some cut mangoes and nuts like we did or prepare like mini blinis as an interesting dessert with some yummy custard and fruit bowl for your next house party!!
Beer Battered Mango Pancakes
- Take a big bowl and add the oatmeal flour, cubed mangoes, nuts, vanilla extract, lemon juice, coconut sugar and salt and mix it evenly.
- Now slowly add the wheat beer to make a free flowing batter. And whisk it vigorously to fluff up the batter.
- Heat a skillet in medium heat, brush a little oil or butter and pour a small laddle full of the pancake batter.
- Let it cook on one side for about 2 mins and then flip over to cook on the other side for another 2 mins.
- Prepare the rest of the pancakes with the leftover batter.
- Serve the Mango Pancakes with some more of freshly cut mango slices and some pistachio dust on top.