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My husband came home with not a bottle of wine, but a bottle of cherry juice. Yep. Cherry juice. I asked him what it was, and he said, “Cherry juice.” I said, “Oh, it looks good.” He said, “It is. It’s also good for you.” Okay, so my cherry juice story isn’t very exciting, but these “Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes” ARE.
How about a taste?
You see, after I tried the cherry juice, I knew I would use it in a future recipe because it just had such intense flavor. I had never seen cherry juice before, and certainly had never tried it. My husband bought it after he read that tart cherry juice concentrate helps reduce inflammation in the body. He adds just a tiny bit to his water for his exercise work outs and when I tried it, I loved it, too. The fact that it helps reduce inflammation in our body, well that is always a great thing for EVERYONE. Everyone has inflammation no matter what age they are.
I hope I don’t splatter any cherry syrup on you!
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Okay, so how did the “Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes” come into play? Well, honestly, I have no idea where my ideas come from, they just come, and at very strange times. I was making pancakes a couple weeks ago and I decided to add a little of the cherry juice to the pancake batter. Unfortunately, it turned the pancakes ugly purple ha ha. That’s when I decided to add the cherry juice and syrup together 😆 . I did a 2 to 1 ratio (print full recipe below), and the “Cherry Maple Syrup” was FANTASTIC. I mean knock your slipper socks off on a Sunday morning FANTASTIC. I knew I had a hit.
This is what the cherry juice concentrate looks like in the store. You can find it in the refrigerated juice section. You must keep this stuff cold and remember it is concentrated. It is a little expensive, but remember you can use it many other ways like mentioned above.
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These “Cherry Pancakes” would be perfect for Valentine’s Day wouldn’t they?
Hold up! Before I go, I must tell you about these new amazing kitchen utencils I am currently trying out & *GIVING AWAY! They just arrived and I am so delighted with the super high quality (it’s hard to find that these days).
First, the “spurtle” (I never heard of one until now, have you?) which is a flat wooden spatula that is perfect for mixing batter, flipping pancakes, and I even tried it today on my egg.
The small one was perfect for that egg flipping.
I’m honestly beginning to wonder how I got along so long without them. The “spurtles” are made out of bamboo wood which is light weight, and they won’t scratch up my pans. Here’s where I found them if you want to check them out: Spurtle Utensils from Hearth & Home Goods.
I also have a brand new set of wooden utensils that are crazy high quality. These are not like the ones you find at the dollar store or even Target. The handles are made from beech wood and are also stain resistant. The food safe silicone heads are heat resistant up to 480 degrees. They are also non-stick and BPA free. You can find these here: Cooking Utensils from Hearth & Home Goods.
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I hope you try my “Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes” soon, and good luck with this generous giveaway!
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Try my oven baked egg recipe here: OVEN BAKED EGGS.
Tags: breakfast, Cherry, Maple, Pancakes, Syrup, Valentine's Day