Tender, fluffy, pancakes made with heart-healthy avocado make a delicious and wholesome meal.
I don't know about you, but I have a big problem with pancakes...
the problem is that I can eat them "Till the cows come home (translated; all day)"! They're in my top ten favorite foods, but I can NEVER eat just one. So I tend to make them quite infrequently, since they're just a bit too enticing and not super healthy and/or figure-friendly.
Enter Avocado Buttermilk Pancakes. Pancakes? ... with avocado? Yes, and along with being the lightest, most delicious pancakes you ever have the pleasure of meeting, they're quite respectably healthy. Made with low fat buttermilk, a combination of whole wheat and regular flours and an avocado to replace much of the fat (usually butter or oil), we're crazy about these pancakes and love that they come together in minutes in a blender.
The Café has been cooking up a green storm over the past few months. We've had the pleasure of partnering with The California Avocado Commission and have been working on a number of recipe development, food styling and photography projects. We're constantly amazed at the incredible versatility of the avocado and have had a ball dreaming up and bringing to fruition all kinds of fabulous new recipes including these yummy pancakes.
Go ahead give them a try. You won't be disappointed and guess what? You can happily eat pancakes all day long, not only, "till the cows come home", but even after they're in the barn and bedded down for the night! I'll be right there with you!
For this California Avocado Buttermilk Pancake recipe click to view on The California Avocado Commission website. You'll want to spend some time browsing there, as they have a ton of delicious recipes starring our friend, the avocado.
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We are compensated by The California Avocado Commission for our recipe development and photography but the opinions are very much our own.
Mary Callan says
Oh yes --- these look so delicious - my household couldn't possibly stop with only one or two either - avocado - brilliance!!
Aimee Christian says
Thanks for leaving me that kind comment. We are struggling around here, but taking it one day at a time.
Your avocado recipes all look delicious, but I would have expected that. 🙂 This recipe intrigues me since I don't actually like pancakes unless they have super flavor. I'm guessing the avocado doesn't change the taste, just the health factor, so I could still doctor them up into gingerbread or blueberry buttermilk or cranberry relish - right?
Chris Scheuer says
Oh thank you Anshul, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and I'm so happy you enjoyed these pancakes. We love them too!
I'm addicted to pancakes too, and I can make these yummy avocado pancakes disappear in no time 🙂
hi chris, your photos are always so beautiful, makes me want to make and eat everything you made!! i just chked out the recipe, love that everything can be done in a blitz..!
This is just fantastic. We often make buttermilk and whole wheat pancakes, but I've never included mashed avocado - until now!
Lemons and Anchovies says
Your avocado recipes are so inspired! Love this one, too. 🙂
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
I am loving all of your avocado recipes - this is such a unique idea. Gorgeous too!
Kitchen Riffs says
I don't know whether it's pancakes or syrup I like more! So I always have plenty of both. 😉 Great idea to use avocado - I wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks.
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Amazing! Now when can I come over for breakfast?!
Kim - Liv Life says
Ahhh... the CAC!! One of my all time favorite organizations. Your photos are (as alway) simply stunning. Love your styling and the use of colors. And avocado in the pancakes?? Brilliant!!! Liv loves pancakes, and she loves avocado. Now that summer vacation is finally, finally here I'm all over these beauties!!