Golden Grain Griddle Cakes with Plum Compote

Spring is Coming, we are really eager to see  baby leaves and the flowers bloom, birds chirping, to welcome spring here is a recipe of a spring dessert which is very easy to make, very tasty and healthy as well !
For the plum compote:

1 cup sugar (more or less, depending on taste)
1/2 cup water
one 1/2″ slice lemon zest
4 cups peeled, pitted plums

For the golden griddle cake:

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey

Prepare the plum compote:

1. Bring the sugar, water and lemon zest to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. This will extract flavor from the lemon peel, dissolve the sugar and make a syrup.

2. Add the fruit and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until just tender.

3. Remove the fruit from the juice and set aside. Discard the lemon zest.

4. Reduce the juice over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until it becomes syrupy. Pour the syrup over the fruit, set aside and keep warm.

For the golden grain griddle cakes:

5. Mix the flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl. (This can be done the night before and kept covered on the counter.)

6. Lightly beat the milk, egg, butter and honey together.

7. Add the liquid ingredients all at once to the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just moistened. Do not overmix, a few lumps are fine.

8. Warm a lightly greased griddle pan over medium heat. The pan is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on the griddle form fast-moving bubbles.

9. Pour batter onto the griddle: 1/8 cup for small or 1/4 cup for large pancakes. When the tops of the pancakes are covered with holes and the bottoms are golden brown, flip to brown the other side.

10. Serve the griddle cakes topped with the plum compote.


Serving Size: 3 small cakes topped with plum compote

Number of Servings: 5

Per Serving Nutritional Information

  • Calories
  • 386
  • Carbohydrate
  • 84 g
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg




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  1. Anonymous

    This sounds fabulous. Thanks.

  2. khushi

    Wonderful recipe. I love good breakfasts.

  3. S K

    is there an indian word for buckwheat flour

  4. sarmila

    i cannot tell u the exact indian term, but u can get this wheat in any big grocery store with which u can make cakes, pancakes, muffins, it is highly nutritious and have a nutty flavor.

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