This past year I have loved being apart of the Good Cook blogger program. Not only have I gotten some amazing cooking tools and pans to try out, but I love the fun challenges that are given to us, to use the samples sent to create a unique recipe. From stuffed burgers to using avocado in a unique way (I made avocado banana bread), I personally love to see what other Good Cook Experts come up with. And, this month, our challenge was to choose between three different Sweet Creations groups, which contained different Good Cook products, and come up with an original recipe.
I chose the package that included a whoopie pie pan, round cake pan and cupcake liners. Having never made whoopie pies before, I couldn't wait to try out the pan. But, once I saw the other Good Cook Experts coming up with out-of-the-box recipes, I knew I couldn't make just any whoopie pie recipe. After racking my brain, I finally decided on making Blueberry pancakes with a ricotta and maple syrup filling. This past week, my daughters have been asking for pancakes, and blueberry always made it to the top of their request list. I thought that by using the whoopie pie pan from Good Cook, that they would get a kick out of the fun shape. And, they did love their flying saucer shaped blueberry pancakes, as they kept reaching for another and another. :-)
If you have a favorite pancake recipe, you can use the Good Cook Whoopie Pie Pan to turn the into fun shapes. Or, how about making perfectly shaped eggs with a piece of bacon or prosciutto on top, to cook up, and make a homemade breakfast sandwich? I am thinking about trying to make mini apple or blueberry pies with this whoopie pie pan. I will let you know how they turn out! Stay tuned.
But, in the meantime, here is my recipe for the Blueberry Whoopie Pie Pancakes with a Ricotta and Maple Syrup Filling, in case you want to try it out for yourself. It really is delicious.
Looking for a fun way to use a whoopie pie pan? How about cooking up breakfast pancakes in them, and add a tasty filling like ricotta and maple syrup? This recipe is great to make for brunches, holiday breakfasts or on a cold winter day.
Serves Cook Time Total Time Prep Time 6 12-15 min. 25 min. 10 min.
- 1 Cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 TBSP. vegetable oil
- 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- Maple syrup for drizzling
- Cooking Spray
- Optional: Fresh fruit like raspberries or strawberries to top pancakes with
Ricotta and Maple Syrup Filling:
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 3 TBSP. honey
- 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- !. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift all dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
- 2. In a small bowl beat egg and then stir in vegetable oil and milk. Once combined, slowly mix into the dry ingredients bowl. Stir to combine the wet and dry ingredients, until no longer lumpy. Don't over mix.
- 3. In a small bowl, blend together 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, 3 TBSP. honey, 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract until smooth.
- 4. Spray the whoopie pie pan with cooking spray. Fill 1/4 of the whoopie pie slot with pancake batter. Then, drop a round tsp. of ricotta and maple syrup filling into the center of the batter. Top the mixture with an additional 1/4 cup of pancake batter, making sure to cover ricotta filling.
- 5. Bake on the lower shelf of the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until pancakes begin to brown around the edges. Take out of oven and let rest 3-5 minutes. Serve warm, topped with additional maple syrup and fresh fruit.
You can purchase the Whoopie Pie Pan from Good Cook, along with other fun cooking accessories to add to your kitchen, or to surprise that foodie in your life this holiday season.
Click here to visit the Good Cook site now -- www.goodcook.com. The Whoopie Pie pan is currently on sale for only $9.74, and can be found here -- http://www.goodcook.com/decorating/specialty-&-novelty-pans/nonstick-whoopie-pie-pan-12-wells-p-754.html.
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.