Fluffy Seltzer Water Pancakes with Quick Spiced Maple-Pear Compote
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Yield: 8 pancakes, about 3 to 4 servings
This recipe for Fluffy Seltzer Water Pancakes with Quick Spiced Maple-Pear Compote makes a lovely festive brunch that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Quick Spiced Maple-Pear Compote:
  • 2 medium firm pears, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced (I used Seckel pears)
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins (sultanas)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fluffy Seltzer Water Pancakes:
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk (I used 1%)
  • 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (128 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Vintage® Seltzer Original flavor
  1. For the compote, add the pears, water, maple syrup, raisins, butter, spice mix, and salt to a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook (uncovered), until the pears are tender and the liquid is syrupy, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, make the pancakes. Put the milk in a medium bowl and sprinkle the vinegar on top. Let it sit 3 minutes to curdle, and then whisk in the egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the milk mixture and the seltzer into the dry ingredients, being careful not to over-mix (a few lumps are fine and you don’t want to mix out all the bubbles).
  3. Preheat a griddle over medium heat. Once hot, scoop a slightly scant ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle and cook until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes per side, flipping once. Transfer the pancakes to a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm while you cook the remaining batter the same way.
  4. Serve the pancakes warm with the pear compote on top.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/fluffy-seltzer-water-pancakes-with-quick-spiced-maple-pear-compote/