Recipe: American Pancakes with Honey-Roasted Pear, Walnut, and Vanilla Ice Cream

Indulge in fluffy American pancakes topped with honey-roasted pear slices, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream. This decadent treat combines warm, caramelized flavors with cool, creamy sweetness for a delightful culinary experience. Drizzled with honey, it’s a perfect balance of textures and tastes that will satisfy any craving.

pancakes with honey-roasted pear, walnut, and ice cream recipe
pancakes with honey-roasted pear, walnut, and ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

For the pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the honey-roasted pear:

  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

For serving:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Additional chopped walnuts, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pancake Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps in the batter are okay.
    • Let the pancake batter rest while you prepare the honey-roasted pear.
  2. Make the Honey-Roasted Pear:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Place the sliced pears on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    • In a small bowl, mix together the honey, melted butter, and ground cinnamon. Drizzle this mixture over the pears, ensuring they are evenly coated.
    • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the pears.
    • Roast the pears in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.
  3. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
    • Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
    • Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes and the edges begin to look set, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    • Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet as needed.
  4. Assemble the Pancakes:
    • Place a stack of pancakes on each serving plate.
    • Top the pancakes with the honey-roasted pear slices and chopped walnuts.
    • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the warm pancakes.
    • Drizzle with additional honey, if desired.
    • Garnish with extra chopped walnuts for added crunch and presentation.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious American pancakes with honey-roasted pear, walnut, and vanilla ice cream!

This recipe serves 4-6 people, depending on portion size. Adjust quantities accordingly based on your needs.

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