October 18, 2011

He Who Goes to Bed Hungry Dreams of Pancakes

Oh my goodness!

Look at that buttery, persimonie, pecanie, syrupie goodness!  Can I get a hallelujah!

We woke up to a rainy chili morning.   I fell asleep thinking of all of the persimmon pulp I have in my refrigerator and was determined to put some of it to use this morning.

I dreamed of pancakes.  Persimmon pancakes to be precise.  "Hmmmm" I wondered to myself.  "I wonder if there is a persimmon pancake recipe out there in the world floating around somewhere?"

The answer to my question was - not many.  I was going to have to put on my baker pants and make one up.

Oh the persimmonie pressure!

Where do you find persimmons?  Well, I live in Missouri and I find the persimmons on the persimmon tree in my mom's neighbors back yard.

Does that help?  NO?  The American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native to the eastern United States and is higher in nutrients like vitamin C and calcium than the Japanese Persimmon. Its fruit is traditionally eaten in a special steamed pudding in the Midwest and sometimes its lumber is used as a substitute for ebony, e.g., in instruments.

No tree available?  The store's might carry them.

Better?  Now that you are up to speed, let's continue with the recipe.

Go to your mom's neighbors back yard tree and pick persimmon's.  A TON of persimmon's.  Bucket after bucket after bucket.  If you don't the deer will eat them all up!  Take them home and rinse them off.  Remove the stem's and place a few in your grinder (I'm not exactly sure what the technical term is for this device but it grinds the persimmons up and the pulp comes out the little holes at the bottom and you are left with the seeds.

It super hard work!!  Employ your mom or your kids or a friend.  Just remind them that they will be rewarded with persimmon cookies, puddings, cakes, breads, pies, pancakes....

Measure out a cup and bag it up, keep going.  Bag, after bag, after bag, after bag, after bag.  Are you getting this?  Are you writing it down?  Stick a few in your fridge for your all the delectables you will be making in the next couple of days.  Stick the rest of the bags in the freezer for future delectables (spell check is not happy with me.  It seems I made up a bunch of new words today).

Now, make these pancakes!

Persimmon Pecan Pancakes - Gluten Free
Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 cups Pamela's Baking and Pancake mix
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. allspice
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup persimmon pulp
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Butter or Pam for skillet
  • Butter, powdered sugar and syrup for serving
  1. Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl. Add your wet ingredients to the dry. Mix them up together, stir in pecans.
  2. Heat up your skillet to medium heat. Melt some butter or spray with Pam. Pour pancake batter depending on the size you prefer into skillet.
  3. Heat until bubbles form and the sides are firm, flip and heat for a few more minutes.
  4. Serve with butter, powdered sugar and syrup (or whatever your heart desires!).
Recipe by Dee at Deelicious Sweets - www.deelicioussweets.com

Servings:  1 pancakes
Calories: 433
Total Fat:  28.3 g
Cholesterol:  62 mg.
Sodium:  398 mg.
Protein:  5.9 g.

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~ Enjoy!


  1. You posts are just hillarious,. Enjoying the read. :o)

  2. Anonymous18.10.11

    Yes, I'm definitely drooling over that first photo. Those pancakes look divine. I'm sure they were perfect for the rainy morning. :)

  3. These sound wonderful, but your posts are delicious as well. It's always fun to visit here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. These sound so comforting on this cold day! I have seen Persimmones at the store, and wondered what to do with them - now I have an idea!

  5. these look and sound wonderful... and how lucky to have a persimmon tree in your neighbors yard to pick from. I need to move somewhere where I have more than my deck and full blown 4 seasons to grow some fabulous crops. this is great.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  6. Now you have me dreaming of pancakes! I have seen recipes for persimmons but have never cooked with them! These pancakes sound so perfect and fallish! I may have to snag some persimmons the next time I see them.

  7. Your posts always make me smile. I love this. (Wishing I had a persimmon tree!)

  8. Now I wish I had some persimmons! I've never made anything with them, but these pancakes look to die for!

  9. She who reads Deelicious Sweets 13 minutes before midnight goes to bed hungry and dreams of pancakes!!! That she being me. LOL. I LOVE persimmons...ate them all the time growing up. I wish I had a tree!

  10. A perfect autumn breakfast treat! I adore the persimmons.

  11. Persimmons are a completely new food stuff for me. I have seen a few more dishes using persimmons but thanks to you, I finally got to see how they look like! Reading responses from other bloggers, regarding this dish, I guess I am definitely missing out on something really good!! :)

  12. Perfect breakfast or lunch. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  13. Never tried a persimmon, guess I would if a tree was growing close by though. Now that you have created these wonderful pancakes I will need to seek them out at the grocers. thanks for sharing your breakfast pancake recipe!

  14. Nice though persimmons are so difficult to come by where I am here but what a lovely outcome, love the pancakes.

  15. Love it. Such a unique twist on pancakes Dee. We ate alot of persimmons as kids.

  16. It's called a food mill! Now if only I could go get some persimmons from my neighbors...

  17. Wow! these pancakes look great! I've never seen or tasted a persimmon, what would you compare it to?

    Also, I haven't been to your site in a while, love the new design!

  18. Oh your tag line for this post in my foodbuzz inbox kept me laughing. The day my 1st son was born, I woke up @ 5:00 a.m. to say goodby to my husband as he left for work. I thought, Oh I'm so hungry....I want pancakes...but it was too early for pancakes so I rolled back over and went to bed with the idea that I would be eating pancakes when I woke up at 10:00.

    An hour later, I rolled over and my water broke. I was too excited and new at this to think about making pancakes before I left...that mean all day long I dreamt about pancakes because no one at the hospital was going to let me eat anything but ice chips!


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