Saturday, September 24, 2011

Key Lime Pancakes



I was lucky enough to find a bottle of Key Lime juice at my local commissary.  I had to buy it!

I went on a cruise a few years ago and one our stops was Key West, FL.  Unfortunately , we were on there for a few hours and the only place I got to visit was Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.  I still loved Key West though. And I left with

I pondered for a few days what make with this great find.  There are so many choices.  Expect to see a few more recipes including key lime juice.

These pancakes are light and fluffy with a slight key lime flavor.




Let's Get Started:


Key Lime Pancakes
basic pancake recipe adapted from food.com


1 1/4 cups AP flour (sifted 2-3 times)
3 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder (fresh is best)
1 egg
2/3 cups milk
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup key lime juice
Zest of one lime

In a small bowl whisk together milk, egg, oil, and key lime juice.

In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and lime zest.

Slowly whisk wet ingredients into dry until well combined.

Spray pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-low heat.

Once pan is hot, pour about 1/2 cup of pancake batter on to pan.

Flip pancake once bubbles have begun to form.

Cook until both sides are a light brown.

Serve with whipped cream, powdered sugar/milk glaze, and maple syrup.








18 comments:

  1. What a great idea! We love pancakes in this house, and I've never thought of doing key lime. Genius!

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  2. These pancakes sound SO good, Shay!! What a wonderful idea! I've recently learned how much I do enjoy key lime pie, so I know I would eat this right up! Btw, I gave you an award on my blog. Go check it out!

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  3. I've never tried anything key lime but I am very, VERY eager to. These pancakes sound wonderful. I love reading your blog-- you always have such interesting recipes!

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  4. Great way to use Key Lime juice! The last time we were in the Keys, I picked up a bottle as well, but I was disappointed when I got home because it tasted just like regular lime juice. Those pancakes look amazing, my family would go crazy for those!

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  5. What an awesome idea for a pancake! I could really do a stack of these today for brunch!

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  6. I love this! I'm a huge fan of everything key lime and these are right up my alley. I even have a bottle of key lime juice in my fridge!

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  7. The key lime juice I used was from Nellie & Joe's out of Key West. It's the first time I'd ever seen any in this area. Honestly, I'm not a big key lime fan but I couldn't walk away from it. It took me a couple of days to come up with something a little different. The basic pancake recipe I adapted is incredible and will now be my go-to pancake recipe. I've never made pancakes so fluffy before!

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  8. Great idea of using key lime! Definitely worth giving a try :-)

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  9. These look SO GOOD! I love pancakes AND key lime pie, so this looks like a great combo for me...pinning to try one Sunday morning soon. That's the only time I actually take time to cook a full breakfast...

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  10. I have never heard of key lime pancakes. This is genius!

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  11. I fell in love with key lime everthing after a trip to Key West last year. I especially love it with white chocolate and coconut. Hadn't thought of pancakes though. Sound delicious!

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  12. I'm a new follower too - I have to try these and soon!!!!!!!! Thanks for visiting us over at OUR Krazy Kitchen.

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  13. Wonderful pancake idea. I like the key lime concept a lot and really am looking forward to trying it out soon :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  14. Oh yum! I love key lime, how creative to put them into pancakes. delicious!

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  15. Key Lime Pancakes?!? Holy moly what an interesting combination and I bet it is fantastic!

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  16. I've never heard of this, what a delicious recipe!!

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  17. These sound awesome - I would have never thought about Key Lime Pancakes! They look scrumptious!

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