Pear Pancakes

a delicious, easy to make alternative to your everyday pancakes.


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 2 D'Anjou, Barlett, or Bosc pears
  • cooking spray
  • confectioners sugar, or pear preserves for serving


In a small bowl, mix milk and vinegar together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, 2 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix with a fork to evenly blend.

Whisk egg and melted butter into the milk mixture a little at a time, stirring to remove any lumps.

Cut pears in half lengthwise and scoop our seeds with a spoon. Slice the pears 1/4 inch thick vertically, creating pear shaped slices. Dip both sides of each slice into remaining sugar.

spray griddle or skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-low heat. Place a pear slice on the griddle. Cook for 1 minute, and then flip. cook another minute, and then spoon about 3 tablespoons of batter over and around the pear.

Cook for two minutes, until small bubbles start to appear all over the surface of the batter. Then carefully flip and cook another 2 minutes. Move to a plate, respray the pan, and continue with the remaining pear slices and batter.

Serve with syrup, confectioners' sugar or pear preserves. Makes 8-10 pancakes