Raspberry Swirl Pancakes are just what they sound like – a new twist, on an old dish. Here’s a way to change up your raspberry pancake presentation, and get a little creative at the same time! (But don’t worry, your pancakes will be as delicious as they always are!)
What are Raspberry Swirl Pancakes
Raspberry pancakes are one of those easy recipes you should just know. I mean, let’s be real – pancakes are basically a human right, and having at least a few variations ready to pull out of your back pocket is the type of necessary preparedness that us brunch lovers must strive for.
And well, this Raspberry Swirl Pancakes recipe is a simple twist on pancakes with raspberry compote (or raspberry jam, yum yum!), where the compote becomes a part of the pancake by way of a beautiful and simple little design.
Do Raspberry Swirl Pancakes taste different to regular raspberry pancakes?
In a word, no. Or rather, not really. While there is the minute difference that the raspberry compote is swirled into the pancakes rather than poured on top, the flavour is more or less the same (depending on how much raspberry compote you use). The purpose of this recipe is just presenting your pancakes in a fun different way.
Of course, you don’t have to go with a simple swirl like I did. You can decorate your pancakes any way you desire. Though I will give you a small word of caution – if you’re not super confident, opt for a much simpler design.
You see…unlike when you’re working on, say, a Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake, the design on your pancake will get smushed when you flip the pancake.
That’s the technical term for it, yes.
You won’t need any crazy ingredients for this recipe.
For the pancake batter
- Cake Flour (All-purpose flour works just fine but will result in something ever-so-slightly less fluffy)
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- White granulated Sugar
- An egg
- Unsalted Butter, melted
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Butter, for cooking
For the raspberry compote
- Fresh raspberries
- Balsamic vinegar
- White granulated sugar
There are two parts to make these raspberry pancakes: making the raspberry compote, and then making the pancakes (this part includes adding the swirl!).
In a small pot, combine the water, sugar, and fresh raspberries. Bring the mixture to a slow simmer, stirring occasionally to help breakdown the raspberries and reduce the mixture. Add a tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Stir the mixture, and let the compote cook over a low-medium heat until the desired consistency is achieved.
Raspberry Swirl Pancakes
Start by sifting the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl (dry ingredients). Whisk the eggs with buttermilk and melted butter separately in a separate bowl (wet ingredients).
Being careful not to overmix, combine the wet and dry ingredients to form a lumpy batter by pouring the wet into the dry. Mix sparingly!
In a saucepan or griddle, melt about a tablespoon of butter over medium heat, and ladle a third cup of batter on to the pan. Use a toothpick dipped in the raspberry compote to swirl a pattern into the pancake batter as it cooks.
Flip pancakes when bubbles appear on the surface and edges begin to brown – this usually takes about two or three minutes per side. You can pattern both sides if you like (though I only do one…the quicker I eat, the happier I am!). Enjoy!
There are plenty of simple ways to make this recipe your own. The easiest is to add maple syrup, honey, or whatever pancake drizzle is your preference (there are a lot of syrups and sauces to choose from!).
If you want to mix up the fruit, you can swap the raspberry out for blueberries or strawberries.
If you enjoy the raspberry pancake flavours, but (like me) are a sucker for that chocolate-raspberry combination, you can try adding some chocolate chips to make chocolate-raspberry pancakes!
And lastly, if you’re feeling lazy, or just don’t fancy making raspberry compote, you can use a store-bought raspberry sauce.
Other Fun Pancake Recipes to Try
- Dutch Baby Pancake
- Lemon-Raspberry Dutch Baby
- Fluffy Japanese Pancakes / Souffle Pancakes
- Lemon Mascarpone Pancakes
- Sour Cream Pancakes
- Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
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Okay, bestie…that’s it. I decided to keep this Raspberry Swirl Pancakes post short and sweet (kinda like me!). If you try it, please do let me know what you think with a comment below!Print