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Monday, August 24, 2009

Ramadan Recipes "Pecan Pancakes"

Sweet Potato / Pecan Pancakes

Prep: 15 min, Cook: 5 min.

  • 1 cup cooked sweet potatoes, peeled, and roughly mashed
  • ½ cup of pecans gently broken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk, plus extra
  • 1 cup sour cream (or if overseas mix lebnah with equal part of yogurt)

Combine sweet potatoes and eggs in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Sift flour and baking powder together in another bowl. Stir into sweet potato mixture. Stir in melted butter and milk, adding more milk if necessary to create a thick, lumpy sauce which will coat the back of a wooden spoon. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet or griddle over medium high heat to 375°F. When hot, lightly brush surface with oil. Add about 1/4 cup batter per pancake to skillet and cook 2-3 minutes or until small holes appear in batter and bottom is browned. Turn cakes and cook about 1 minute or until browned. Repeat process until all pancakes are cooked. Serve immediately or keep warm in 200°F oven until ready to serve. Serve with sour cream.

This recipe serves 6 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 6 only.

Stewed Apples / for flavoring add what you desire:

  • 1 cup fuji apples, cut into bite sized slices (I prefer unpeeled but you may peeled)
  • 1 cup of dates pitted and cut to your preferred size but this could be nuts for the protein

for flavoring add what you desire: maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, or powdered cardaomon
Combine apples in a pot. Mix thoroughly and add water and maple syrup if desired or honey. Cook gently, for health reasons I only cook them until just soft as I don’t like killing them and making them apple saucy too much. If I can get away with it I will not add maple syrup at all and let my children get use to eating them w/their natural flavor but many a “muslimah” cannot handle that!! Hehe so for flavoring add what you desire and play around with it.

I combine the pancake above and put the stewed apples on top and then a dollop of the yogurt/lebna mixture (sour cream hard to find here in the Middle East)

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