California Avocado-Buttermilk Pancakes

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Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

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

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%


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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.

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Serves: 6

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

Copyright © 2013, California Avocado Commission

*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.

Did You Know?

In addition to using avocados in baking as a smart substitution for butter and shortening, California Avocados are wonderful in other desserts like avocado pie, avocado mousse and avocado ice cream.

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


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