Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Nutella Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 medium strawberries
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • Nutella Syrup
  • 1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella

Directions

  1. Place flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, buttermilk, egg and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Stir until combined. Finely chop fresh strawberries then take a fork and mash until nicely mashed. Add mashed strawberries to bowl and stir to combine. I added a drop of red food coloring to enhance the pink, but it is completely optional. Spoon a couple tablespoons of batter into a non-stick skillet over medium heat. With spoon, form a round pancake. Let cook until batter starts to bubble, takes about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned, about 1-2 additional minutes. Transfer to plate. Continue until all pancake batter is used. Keep pancakes warm.
  2. To prepare syrup, place butter, sugar and buttermilk into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until melted. When mixture starts to boil reduce heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Syrup will bubble and rise. Remove from heat and stir in Nutella until melted. Drizzle over pancakes.

Makes 4 Servings, 2 pancakes each