Easy Fluffy Fig Pancakes. So incredibly fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places with a pile of fresh fruit and maple syrup for the ultimate breakfast.
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It’s not a secret I love brunch. For long-time readers, you must be familiar with Brunch-n-Bites where I shared lots of brunch recipes until things got swayed away. I still love brunch and still make this ultimate avocado toast, egg waffle for breakfast, or this naan pizza. And if you’re looking for more ideas, check out these 25+ brunch ideas. So, here I am with another breakfast recipe.
I can’t remember the first time I tasted figs, but I’ve been hooked ever since I went with Valley Fig Growers, learned all about figs, and tasted fresh figs right from their trees. So awesome! I came home and was inspired to make this fig and ricotta bruschetta which has always been a hit.
Since then, I am always curious to try fig-inspired variations. One morning, I woke up to a horchata overnight oats with roasted figs which I’m currently addicted to. Another morning, I woke up feeling pancakes is a good idea; just like this morning.
So here I am, making easy fig pancakes recipe that makes a simple and delicious breakfast!
When are figs in season?
Good news is they are in season now and will continue through mid-November. So, yay fresh figs!
Dried figs vs. fresh figs?
You can use both for this recipe. I prefer dried figs because fresh figs can add extra liquid to the batter.
What oil do I use for easy pancakes?
Always use vegetable oil or run a cold stick of unsalted butter. Brush your pan lightly and make sure the pan is hot before you pour in your batter.
Can I make these pancakes ahead of time?
Luckily, YES! You can make these pancakes ahead of time, place a layer of wax paper in between, then freeze them so you can reheat them when you feel like it. Just be sure to label and date each bag.
To keep your pancakes warm: warm the oven to 200F. Arrange pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven for up to 2 hours.
Can I use pancake mix to make pancake batter?
I’ve never tried using pancake mix for this recipe. But the idea is pretty similar. Combine the dry ingredients to wet ingredients in a bowl, whisk until everything is combined. Then cook over low-medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until golden, then flip the pancake. Repeat with the remaining batter.
In addition to being perfect for breakfast, these easy fluffy fig pancakes are ideal for weekend brunch and gatherings. This end of summer, it’s worth turning on the stove for this recipe, and that’s exactly what I will be doing this weekend after I return from the market with a box of fresh figs!
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So incredibly fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places with a pile of fresh fruit and maple syrup for the ultimate breakfast.
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1.25 cups milk, warm slightly
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chopped dried figs
- 5–10 fresh figs, for serving
- Vegetable oil, for cooking
- Honey/ maple/ date syrup, for serving
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, then add the dried figs. Stir until just combined and do not overmix.
- Heat a pan over low-medium heat and brush with oil.
- Spoon a 1/4 cup batter into the pan and allow to cook for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown, on each side.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- Serve pancakes with fresh figs and drizzle with honey, maple syrup, or date syrup.