Hi friend! How have you been doing? Any visits to the farmer’s Market lately? Our local market opened up last month and I have been 2 weeks in a row! First, I needed to grab a bouquet of peonies before they are no longer in season and second for peonies AGAIN but this time I grabbed a flat of the delicious strawberries! OMG! Talk about mouthwatering DELICIOUS! I cannot even tell you how good they are right now. I may have consumed a whole basket all by myself before I even stepped in the door and took off my jacket. These berries were so delicious, it inspired me to make this recipe!
The first time I posted about these Sunday Griddle Cakes we were making them all the time. And to tell you the truth, I had kind of forgotten about this recipe until Sunday when I wanted to make something healthy and hearty for Sunday brunch. Well, to tell you the truth, that recipe does NOT make enough for a family of 4 let alone all my friends with families of 5 or even 6 out there! So, I doubled the recipe and added a few adjustments along the way.
If you want a hardy pancake, made up of sensible ingredients, this recipe is for YOU! It has whole wheat, oatmeal, low sugar, and topped with fresh fruit. How fantastic is that? I changed out the buttermilk to a buttermilk substitute ‘cuz, I don’t know about you but unless I am making my Red Velvet Cake, I don’t have buttermilk in the refrigerator. But milk and vinegar? I always have that!
Compote: just a fancy word for a berry sauce!
I also simplified the compote by eliminating the orange zest and just using orange juice, syrup and berries. Instead of just using blueberries, this time I used blueberries, strawberries and some pretty dynamite cherries! Have any of you purchased cherries this season? They are so sweet and juicy!!! This was our first bag and I have to say, they didn’t last very long. I grabbed the last 1/2 cup to use in the compote for this recipe.
And because I am a get-her-done kind of gal, let’s stop talking and here’s the recipe for you and your family to enjoy!