Ok, I promise this is the last horchata recipe…at least for a while until I miss Mexico so much that I have to make more. I’m thinking Hazelnut Horchata is next!
I have been thinking a lot lately about living intentionally, thanks to this podcast, which i can’t stop listening to. Intentionality can mean a lot of different things, but one thing I’ve been focusing on lately is not wasting food. Baby steps, people. I wanted to come up with some creative ways to use the leftover pulp from making homemade horchata. On Tuesday, I shared an Horchata Smoothie that uses both the homemade horchata and the leftover pulp. Today, I’m back with a new horchata flavored pancake recipe.
It’s been way too long since I posted my last pancake recipe (HELLO Healthy Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes), so it was high time. And let me tell you- these pancakes are really awesome.
They are whole wheat but still super fluffy. The outside kind of crisps up more than usual, which I think is thanks to the rice in the leftover pulp. And they have a nice vanilla flavor from the horchata pulp and homemade horchata.
If you don’t have the pulp from making homemade horchata then…go make horchata. But if for some strange reason that’s not an option, you can sub an equal amount of almond meal, but you will need to reduce the liquid amount slightly- I’d say 1/4 cup should be good. And if you don’t have horchata then you can sub in some almond or rice milk (or go crazy and use regular milk), but the pancakes won’t have the same vanilla flavor. So, basically, you can make these if you didn’t take the first step of making homemade horchata, but why would you.
I topped my leftover pancakes with some banana slices paired with an iced coconut milk latte the next day. Yum!
- Add whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine horchata pulp, horchata and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
- In a preheated and greased skillet, add a 1/4 cup of pancake mix and cook on low heat until bubbles form and the bottom of the pancake is set. Flip and cook for an additional minute or two on the other side.
- Garnish with chopped almonds, agave or maple syrup and ground cinnamon and serve warm. Can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
Nutritional information is a rough estimate using almond flour in place of horchata pulp and almond milk/rice milk in place of horchata.