Mango Blisscakes

Mango Blisscakes from @freshandfoodie

Brunch. Something I never truly understood the awesomeness of until I moved to Chicago. We take our brunch pretty seriously here, which is a-OK with me as it’s the only meal where it’s acceptable to have something sweet, something savory, something caffeinated and something alcoholic all in the same meal. If you don’t like brunch, well…um…there’s something wrong with you.

The only downfall of living in a brunch-crazed city is the crowds. More often than not you have to wait for a table, which is absolutely the case at M.Henry, one of my favorite brunch spots. This cozy restaurant on Chicago’s northside serves up some amazing items, including one of my all-time favorites — Mango Blisscakes. Only available on Sunday’s, the Mango Blisscakes are just what they sound like — a stack of the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes you’ve ever tried, topped with fresh mango, creamy vanilla mascarpone cream and a brown sugar oat crust. Pure heaven.

I love them so much that I was inspired to recreate them myself so I could share the love with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Now, let’s raise a mimosa to brunch, shall we? The best meal of the week.

Mango Blisscakes (makes about 10 pancakes; serves 5)

What youΒ  need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for griddle
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup granola
  • Maple syrup (optional)
Mango Blisscakes from @freshandfoodie
How you do it:
  1. Preheat your non-stick griddle/skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, andΒ  melted butter; whisk to combine. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
  3. Test griddle/skillet by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle/skillet, it’s ready. Using a 4-ounce ladle or a 1/2 cup measuring cup, pour pancake batter onto your preheated griddle/skillet. The pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles form in the center and the edges become slightly dry; about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for and additional minute or so.
  4. Meanwhile, whip mascarpone and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until light and airy.
  5. To serve, layer pancakes with sweetened mascarpone, diced mango and a sprinkling of granola. Top with additional maple syrup, if desired.

20 thoughts on “Mango Blisscakes

  1. I can neither confirm nor deny that I have thoroughly enjoyed ‘late breakfast’ at several establishments over the past few weeks. I need to try these pancakes though, ‘a big fan of the cornmeal and banana ones I make but this sauce and the mango look excellent.

  2. Wow! Never had mango toppings on a pancake before. I will definitely try it because it looks really yummy. Thanks for the sharing the post.

  3. Mango is so delicious, but I never even thought to have it with pancakes. Thanks for changing my mind! πŸ™‚

  4. I love M.Henry’s – great great Sunday spot! I can’t believe you recreated these… they are soooo good! Thanks for sharing…I am going to give these a go as soon as I find me some mango!

    I’m also crazy about my brunch … On special occasions we go to the Ritz in downtown for brunch… yummy! πŸ™‚

  5. I love your description of the components of ‘Brunch’ and I would be very happy to include mango blisscakes in any future brunch. These look light as a cloud and the perfect accompaniment to a mimosa – cheers!

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