Cherry Almond Pancakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 18th, 2024 | Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Pancakes are a favorite breakfast dish in our house, both for the maker and the eaters.  As the maker, I like pancakes because they are quick to make, easy to clean up, and can be modified individually.  Even though they’re a simple dish, it still gives me the warm-fuzzy feeling from making food for someone else.  The eaters like them because they can have chocolate chips as part of their breakfast.  (Note: Said eaters would be the children of the house.  The adults prefer fruits to chocolate.)

Last Sunday, I decided to make a batch of pancakes, but I wanted to do something more than simply add a few slices of banana.  I wanted to do something that would change the flavor of the entire pancake.  With a bag of cherries in the refrigerator, the fruit decision was easy, but that wouldn’t produce enough change.  Then, it occurred to me that if I switched vanilla extract for a different flavor, the pancake would be quite different.  Almond extract seemed like the perfect complement for cherries.

Unfortunately for me, my second brainstorm on these pancakes occurred as I was eating them.  The addition of slivered almonds would be fantastic, or at least I imagine so.  The crunch and extra flavor could make these pancakes even more tasty.  The next time that I make a batch, I will be sure to add them.  I will leave a note in the comments to let you know if it was successful or not.

Cherry Almond Pancakes


  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 3/4 – 1 cup skim, almond, or oat milk*
  7. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  8. 15 pitted cherries
  1. In a large mixing bowl or 8-cup measuring cup, whisk egg.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and almond extract; whisk until just combined.
  3. Heat electric griddle to 300 or place griddle over medium heat.
  4. While warming, chop cherries coarsely.
  5. Pour batter onto griddle, making pancakes desired size.
  6. Sprinkle a handful of cherries onto each pancake.
  7. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes, or until bubbles burst and the batter does not fill the hole.
  8. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes on the second side. Pancakes should be golden brown.
  9. Transfer pancake to plates for eating.
  10. Top with butter and syrup, and enjoy!
  1. *The amount of milk used will depend on the thickness of pancake that you prefer.
  2. Makes 6-8 6-inch pancakes.
Think Tasty

Comments on Cherry Almond Pancakes

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.