Pear and Cinnamon Pancakes

Nothing beats a slow cooked breakfast on the weekend. It’s a great way to slow down a crazy week and enjoy your family’s company. A warm breakfast prepared with the efforts of the whole family just seems to do more than simply nourish and energize. And the slowly sipped tea or coffee just seems to taste that much better when enjoyed in PJs.

 This week’s recipe came to fruition over the holidays. While daydreaming about what to create for Christmas morning breakfast, Desiree was inspired by Jamie’s Oliver pancakes sweetened with her favourite fruit Pears! The recipe is super simple, easy to remember and a great hit with the family. Knowing that I love pears too, Desiree shared the recipe. A hit with my family too, we thought it was worth sharing so you can enjoy too.

Pear & Cinnamon Pancakes
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Makes 7 good-sized pancakes.

1 cup whole grain flour (We’ve been using a mix of our white and red whole grain flours. You can also use all purpose flour, half whole wheat and half white flour or a mix of flours like buckwheat and whole wheat flour.)
1¼ tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 ripe pear

Place flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, milk, and egg in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Grate in the pear and stir with a spoon to mix well.

Heat a large pan over medium heat. If the pan isn’t non-stick, add a little butter to the pan to help the pancakes from sticking. Pour pancake batter into pan and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles start to appear in the batter. Flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.

We like to serve these with plain Greek yogurt and a little maple syrup. Desiree enjoys them with toasted chopped walnuts as well. 


If you have any leftover pancakes, enjoy them for breakfast during the week or make pancake sandwiches by filling 2 pancakes with almond butter and your favourite jam. They make a super fun breakfast to go or energizing afternoon snack for kids and adults.

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