Prosciutto, Fig & Brown Sugar Pancakes

This morning I set out on a little adventure…transfer the hundreds of recipe bookmarks I have stored on my laptop to my boards on Pinterest. After seeing Jenn do it with the WIAW posts, I wondered why on Earth I had thought of it myself! I’ve been hoarding some of these recipes since October of last year, but have forgotten all about them!

Not anymore…now this ADHD foodie has picture references!

While I was enjoying a big ol’ mug of black juice and pinning to my little heart’s content, I started getting a little hungry. The no-fail way to find your appetite: peruse food blogs and drool over other people’s recipes. πŸ˜‰

I’m not sure exactly what got me thinking about proscuitto and figs…obviously somewhere in the depths of my hard-drive space, there was something that tipped me off, but all of a sudden I was overcome with a craving…sweet and salty…

And of course it HAD to be a pancake! It IS Pancake Sunday after all!

Sunday morning realization #1:
Though it may taste delicious, without the use of spell check “proscuitto,” turns into all sorts of things in my mind:





Sunday morning realization #2:

At least in my opinion anyway…the sweeter, the better! πŸ™‚

Anywho! You guys interested in a recipe that features some super sweet figs and a prostitute?

Um, er…I mean…


Prosciutto, Fig & Brown Sugar Pancakes: (serves 1)

  • 1 ounce proscuitto (or you can use bacon), diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 whole egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon brown sugar (depending on your taste preferences)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 dried figs, diced
1. In a non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, dry saute proscuitto pieces until crisp Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  and browned. Set aside.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to mix.
3. In a separate bowl, combine whisked egg, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and almond Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  milk.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until all the flour is incorporated.
5. Stir in browned proscuitto and diced figs* (reserving a small amount of each for Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  topping)
6. Spoon batter into a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook approximately 3-4 Β  Β  Β  Β  Β minutes per side.
7. Plate and top with reserved proscuitto and figs and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

*Don’t be surprised when the batter turns out to be pretty lumpy…it’s just FULL of the good stuff!

Freshly plated and waiting for some maple syrup love!

Drizzly goodness from the maple gods of Vermont!

Oh, hey Jess!

I know what you’re thinking…

But they haven’t come up with a way to incorporate “scratch ‘n sniff” on the interwebs yet.


Looks like you’ll just have to make them yourself!

I guarantee these babies will change your life…ok, so maybe they won’t elevate your social status or help you get that alluring job promotion, but hey, you’ve got a hankering for sweet and salty? Put away those chocolate covered pretzels, and make these ASAP!

You will NOT be disappointed!

Just don’t forget to leave the money on the bed. πŸ˜‰

What’s your favorite sweet & salty combo?

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28 Responses to Prosciutto, Fig & Brown Sugar Pancakes

  1. omg, YUM. Yeah, that’s all i’ve got to say about that. πŸ˜€

  2. I always look forward to seeing what creative concoction you’ve come up with every pancake sunday πŸ™‚ I bet they smelled wonderful!

  3. ouhhh i had a proscuitto and fig pizza once and it was delicious,this looks sooo good. love salty and sweet combos!

  4. Would you consider me a bad foodie if I told you that I didn’t even know what prosciutto was? And that I just went and Googled it? πŸ˜† I may not know my meats, but I DO know good food, and your pancakes look delicious πŸ˜€ I completely agree that dried figs taste better than fresh ones… The few times that I’ve had fresh figs, they totally reminded me of eating lettuce. Not a fan! But I AM a fan of the sweet and salty combo… with my favorite at the moment being hummus and jam… just can’t get enough of that stuff.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Not a bad foodie…just not a meat eater! I can’t blame you for that! The only reason I’ve known about prosciutto for as long as I have is because I used to be OBSESSED with Giada De Laurentiis! Haha!

      Lettuce…yes…I can totally see that! The taste is just so blaaaaaah boring! Dried is where it’s at! πŸ˜‰

  5. What a great recipe! I am about to join PinInterest as we speak and with all of the rave reviews about it, I’m looking forward to it. My favorite salty and sweet combo is definitely a mix of popcorn with something chocolatey… like M&M’s!

  6. Huba huba…dang those look amazing! I haven’t had fresh figs this year. I haven’t been able to find them. Pretzels in peanut butter are definitely a favorite for me. I don’t do that often enough…

  7. heather, you are the queen of salty + sweet combos! i love the highbrow-lowbrow combo of this meal: figs+prosciutto with an old comfort food. amazing!

    my favorite sweet and salty combos are probably salty almond butter with bananas and tempeh bacon with jam and avocado on toast!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you Natalie! I have to be honest, I may have patted myself on the back after publishing this! haha!

      Tempeh bacon with jam and avocado?! Mmmmm! That sounds like heaven!

  8. you goober! 100 bucks says people will google prostitute and end up on this post πŸ˜‰ food porn extraordinaire!

    and hooray for transferred bookmarks to pinterest!!!! do mine next? i’m slackin <3

  9. You keep out-doung yourself with these pancake combos/recipes! That or you just really know the way to my heart. Figs? Maple syrup? pancakes? I’m so in.

    my favorite sweet and salty combo. do you really need to ask? haha. salty, bbq-y fried eggs over relatively plain (ish) waffles, all drizzled in maple :]

  10. Missy says:

    Classic Heather! I love this post – too funny on the proscuitto pronunciation – I do that with other words as well ( worcestershire? I say woostershister!)
    I love fresh figs, but never had a dried one; I bet they’re good.
    I have oodles of salty/sweet combos – my faves being cottage cheese with pineapple or other sweet fruits. Of course I salt most all of my fruit (esp lime salt) s I always have some version going on! As a kid, we put salted peanuts in our REAL cokes (made with sugar, not HFCS) in glass bottles – it was prob what got me loving salty and sweet!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      My boss at work does that with peanuts!! Before seeing him do it, I’d never even heard of such a thing! haha! I’m not a huge salt lover, but I can appreciate a good salty flavor as much as the next girl…that lime salt on fruit sounds great!

      Worcestershire? Yeah, that would be wor-chester-shire-sheer sauce! Haha!

  11. Megan says:

    eek these look so good! I need to splurge and buy fresh figs, but they are always so expensive!

  12. Your flavor combinations NEVER cease to amaze me! This sounds incredible.

  13. Evan says:

    How sophisticated are you?! I love these! Figs + proJOOT are so satisfying. I love your breakfast creations – you truly are a morning meal artEEST. πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thanks Evan! Wait a minute…I’ve been out of the loop lately…when did chaturangas turn into chard?? Ahhh, gotta go play ketchup…I mean catch up!! πŸ˜‰

  14. Your pancakes look PHENOMENAL. I love the pairing. πŸ™‚ I just recently brought home a huge thing of pancake mix from the store and need some creative ideas…so thank you!

    And also, I just was invited to join Pinterest, and now I kind of have an idea of what I can do with it…

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohh, I’ll have to look you up! I’ve had it for a while now, but I’ve just recently started pinning the heck out of everything! Beware…it can be a total black hole-time sucker kind of thing…but it’s so much fun! Haha! πŸ˜‰

      If you have the kind of pancake mix that is just add water, my absolute favorite (and especially lazy) recipe is for protein pancakes. I got the idea from Janetha. Just add a serving of protein powder to a serving of the mix and just enough water to make it the right consistency! LOVE it!

  15. Lauren says:

    If I ate meat, I would make these πŸ˜€ But I don’t so I’ll just have to make one of your other recipes! Yum for pancakes.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You could always give it a go with fakin bacon or tempeh and liquid smoke…it could work! But of course I wouldn’t be opposed to you trying my other recipes… πŸ˜‰

  16. I need to remember to pin my faves on pinterest! I love looking at others boards πŸ™‚

    These pancakes are like WOAH. Crazy! I’d have to skip out on the prosciutto but I think I could adapt! πŸ™‚

  17. I have said it before and I will say it again, You are the QUEEN of pancake creativity!

    • Missy says:

      But Janetha, didn’t you invent pancakes? ;D
      But I agree, Heather always has the most delish looking pancakes (and really any recipe of hers!) Her combos never cease to amaze me.

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