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Rustic Pesto Pancakes

A savory twist on a breakfast staple
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, pancakes, pesto, savory
Servings: 4
Author: meginthemidwest

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 1.5 cups pancake mix (I use Simple Mills)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk dairy or non-dairy
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin

Goat Cheese Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic peeled
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin

Instructions

Goat Cheese Pesto

  • Remove the basil leaves from the stem and wash then with a vegetable cleaning solution.
  • Toast the pine nuts in a pan until they brown and release their scent.
  • Remove and peel two cloves of garlic.
  • Add your clean basil, garlic, toasted pine nuts, goat cheese, and olive oil to a food processor. Pulse until well blended.

Pancakes

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, olive oil, milk, and pancake mix together.
  • Fold the pesto into the pancake mix. Be gentle, as this helps the batter stay thicker.
  • Spray a pan with olive oil. Place it on the stove on low to medium heat and wait for the oil to become slick.
  • Add the pancake batter into the pan and cook only one or two pancakes at a time. Wait for the pancakes to become bubbly on top and then flip! Wait for the pancakes to cook through thoroughly.
  • Remove from the pan and serve!