Pancakes with Caramelized pears

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Ingredients (makes about 12-14 pancakes)


Pancake batter

2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups of Greek yogurt and ¾ cup of milk (or 2 cups ¾ of buttermilk)
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
Canola (or vegetable) oil for griddle

Caramelized pears

3 comice (or William) pears, peeled and cut into pieces
3 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of water

Optional

Maple syrup
coconut or plain Greek yogurt


Method

Pancake batter

1-In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add eggs, yogurt, milk and butter. Whisk to combine. The batter should have small to medium lumps. Set aside.

Caramelized pears

2-Place a medium sized pan over medium to high heat. Add sugar and water. Once the color is turning slightly brown, add the pears. Bring heat to low temperature. Let the pears simmer and remove once caramelized.

Pancakes

3-Place a griddle, or a nonstick (Tefal) pan over medium heat. Add a bit of canola (or any vegetable oil) to the pan.  Dollop batter onto hot pan (about 1/4 cup of batter for one medium-size pancake).

4-Cook until golden brown on the bottom and bubbling on top. Flip once and cook until golden brown on each side.

5-Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven at 50°C. Serve warm.

6-Top the pancakes with caramelized pears and some maple syrup!

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