by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Friday, August 3, 2012
Strawberry Cardamom Buttermilk Pancakes
NECTRESSE™Sweetener and it is 150 times sweeter than sugar. Which means, you don't have to use very much...AND it has zero calories.
So, what to do with my box of Nectresse packets? Well, I sweeten my coffee and my iced tea (not to mention two of our summer favorites: Lemonade and Limeade), so substituting Nectresse in those applications was a no-brainer. A packet in my morning coffee? I liked it! I was skeptical (remember...I'm a raw sugar or brown sugar in my coffee kinda gal), but it was great. I only needed one packet, which is fantastic, because even though I know I'm ingesting way too many calories with my coffee normally, I do it anyway. Nectresse will eliminate some of those first-thing-in-the-morning-calories from my cherished morning ritual! Ditto on the iced beverages - it dissolved beautifully and added a natural-tasting sweetness.
sweetener in my baking. And due to the science of baking, I'm still not comfortable with the thought of using alternative sweeteners (no matter how natural they are) to bake a loaf of bread; that will take a longer period of experimentation. So I decided to start simpler and use Nectresse to sweeten a batch of pancakes. I had a pint of strawberries just begging to be used, so I combined those with some ground cardamom, some buttermilk, and the Nectresse to whip up a tempting breakfast. And guess what? They were amazing! I like my pancakes lightly sweetened, and adding some Nectresse was just the thing to accent the sweetness of the little chunks of strawberries. Depending on how you like to top your pancakes, use more or less and adjust to your tastes.
So what say you? Are you intrigued? Would you like to give Nectresse a try and decide for yourself? Go ahead and try a FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener. And who knows...like me, you may find yourself rooting through the pink and blue packets in search of the orange ones from now on!
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 4-6 (2.4 g each) Nectresse natural no calorie sweetener
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- ½ tsp. fine sea salt
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2¼-2½ c. buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ c. melted butter
- 1 c. chopped strawberries
- sliced strawberries
- pure maple syrup
- powdered sugar
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.