Recipe: Cinnamon basil pancakes

Dessert recipes with herbs
October 22, 2009

Cinnamon basilMy basil plants died a few weeks ago, but cinnamon basil is still alive, and now it's blooming too.
I love to touch and smell its leaves, and I use them in sweet recipes like this.
If you don't have cinnamon basil, don't give up because this recipe is worth trying: use some regular basil leaves and half teaspoon of cinnamon instead.

OatmealOat flakes make these pancakes taste more rustic. I toasted them a few minutes, to enhance their flavour. Don't burn them, they should look like these after you toast them.

Cinnamon basil pancakes

Cinnamon basil pancakes

Makes four pancakes:
50g oatmeal
50g all-purpose flour
1 egg
250ml milk
1 tsp baking powder
10 cinnamon basil leaves

Toast the oatmeal for five minutes, then mince them with a food processor.
Beat the egg with the milk and the baking powder, then add the oatmeal flour, the all-purpose flour and the basil leaves cut into stripes.
Heat a pancakes pan and pour one quarter of the oatmeal mixture in the pan. Spread it out.

Basil leafYou can garnish the pancake with a basil leaf before turning it.
Cook the other side for one minute and repeat for the other three pancakes.
Serve with chestnut honey, maple syrup or jam of your choice.

Eggless pumpkin pancakes with cinnamonA similar recipe:

Eggless pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon

This is my contribution for Sugar High Fridays, a monthly event handled by The Domestic Goddess, this month hosted by Not Derby Pie.
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Author: Joanne (URL)

These are so intriguing to me! I have never heard of cinnamon basil. Does it taste the same as regular basil?

Author: Graziana

Hi Joanne, cinnamon basil taste as basil with a strong aroma of cinnamon.

Author: Chaya (URL)

I have never heard of it either. Where does one get cinnamon basil. What a great creation you have here.

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