Food / 28 February, 2017 / My Baba

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by whisking 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice with 2 cups of milk and set aside a few minutes to thicken. Pancakes can be held in a 200 degree oven until all are cooked. Other berries can also be substituted in this recipe; raspberry-cardamom might be a nice combination.


  • 2 cups [10 ounces] all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
  • 1-2 tsp vegetable oil


Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla bean seeds and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and melted butter, and then the buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, and whisk very gently until the buttermilk mixture is just incorporated [a few lumps should remain]. Be careful not to over mix the batter. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes while the skillet heats.

Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Brush pan bottom with vegetable oil. Using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, add batter to the skillet [only 2-3 pancakes will fit at a time]. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon strawberries over each pancake [about 3-4 diced pieces per pancake]. Cook until large bubbles begin to appear, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the second side, about 1 1/2 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the skillet with oil as needed between batches.

Serve with syrup or bourbon whipped cream.

By Sarah, The Vanilla Bean Blog



In The Spotlight

New Rosa & Blue For Silver Cross Sleep Range

The Rosa & Blue for Silver Cross sleep range is crafted from the perfect blend of soft bamboo and organic cotton. Rosa & Blue are sleepwear specialists, creating endearing essentials to ensure the softest sleep for your baby.

Discover two premium sleep sets adorned with beautiful illustrations, hand-painted exclusively for this luxurious new collection.



Latest posts

Product Reviews / 11 July, 2024

Best Travel Games And Accessories For A Peaceful Trip

Competitions / 11 July, 2024

WIN! A Bundle Of Preschool Books Worth £100 From Puffin Books

Recipes / 10 July, 2024

Gunpowder Prawns With Chopped Salad And Rotis

My Baba Measure / 10 July, 2024

The Measure: What’s Hot For Parents & Kids

Education / 10 July, 2024

Why Are Schools Banning Smartphones?