Gasparilla Inn’s Famous Pancakes, perfect for Brunching at home this weekend (their oatmeal ones are incredible, I’m going to ask for that one next, I assume it’s just the addition of some of their cooked Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal, which is on their menu). Gasparilla Inn is my favorite spot for a Florida staycation and their dining room is renowned for their breakfast and dinner service. Breakfast is considered the most important meal, you definitely won’t want to miss it here. 🥞☕️🍵🥂🍓🍒🍉🍏
Makes approximately 12 large Pancakes
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter,
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ½ pounds Blueberries
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Place in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar. Add the eggs and about half the buttermilk to make a thick paste. Whisk until smooth. Gradually add the rest of the buttermilk. Stir in the melted butter.
Lightly grease a large sauté pan or griddle with a little oil or butter. Heat the pan until hot, and then spoon out four tablespoons of batter per pancake. When the mixture has formed a pancake shape, sprinkle on approx 2 oz. of blueberries per pancake. Cook the pancakes until the bottoms are golden brown, the bubbles on top have burst and the mix no longer looks runny, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute. And please serve with only Vermont Maple Syrup, warmed if you will. A dusting of powdered sugar is optional and how they present it at the inn’s dining room. Note: a standard order is for three pancakes ($10). Since I am focused on health and still want to indulge a little, they gladly offered me one with fresh berries for $5, can’t beat that!