California Avocado-Buttermilk Pancakes

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9 g
Total Fat
32 g
Total Carbs
9 g
70 mg
 California Avocado-Buttermilk Pancakes

Tender, fluffy, pancakes made with a combination of whole grain and regular flours along with heart-healthy California Avocado make a delicious and wholesome meal, providing you with energy to start the day. A breeze to throw together in the blender, they’re perfect for those mornings when time is short but you’re in the mood for something nutritious. And what happens when the most important meal of the day meets one of the most delicious fruits in the world? A better breakfast is born! These pancakes provide a Good Source of protein (18% DV), Calcium (15% DV) and Iron (10% DV) along with good fats from the California Avocado.


Serves: 6
cups  low-fat buttermilk
  large eggs
Tbsp.  melted butter
Tbsp.  honey
tsp.  vanilla extract
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled*
cup  all-purpose flour
1/2  cup  whole wheat flour
tsp.  baking powder
tsp.  baking soda
1/2  tsp.  salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, honey and vanilla in a blender container. Blend until well combined. Add avocado and blend until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse several times, just until dry ingredients are incorporated. Be careful to not over mix.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Scoop batter onto griddle using a 1/4-cup measuring cup. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes flip to other side with a wide spatula. Cook on second side until golden brown. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestions:  Delicious served with fresh fruit, syrup, preserves or a dusting of confectioner sugar.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Copyright © 2013, California Avocado Commission

Calories 240
Total Fat 9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 32 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugar 7 g
Protein 9 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Potassium 340 mg

Vitamin A 225 (IU); Vitamin C 3 mg; Calcium 171 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 16 (IU); Folate 77 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 15%; Iron 10% 


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Chris Scheuer

Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine

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