Rosa Parks’ ‘Featherlite’ Pancake Recipe

When we think of Rosa Parks, we often associate her with her courageous act of defiance on that Montgomery bus in 1955. But did you know that she also had a lesser-known talent for whipping up delicious pancakes? Discover Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" pancake recipe, and how adding a unique twist like peanut butter can elevate this breakfast staple to new heights. 
Adding peanut butter to the pancake mix introduces a delightful nuttiness that complements the traditional flavors. Not only does it bring a unique dimension to the pancakes, but it also adds a nutritional boost with its high protein content and heart-healthy fats.
The Recipe: Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Pancakes with Peanut Butter
Now, let's dive into the scrumptious details of the pancake recipe itself. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful breakfast experience!
Note: Since Rosa Parks' original recipe is missing some ingredients and processes, we have adapted the recipe so it is easier to use.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and peanut butter until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  4. Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with butter or cooking spray.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for an additional minute or until golden brown.
  6. Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings, such as sliced bananas, maple syrup, or an extra dollop of peanut butter.
  7. Enjoying the Pancakes: A Taste of History
As you take that first bite of Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" pancakes with peanut butter, you not only savor the delicious flavors but also become a part of history. The combination of light and fluffy pancakes with the nutty richness of peanut butter creates a harmonious blend that will surely satisfy your breakfast cravings.
Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" pancake recipe offers a glimpse into the culinary prowess and lesser-known trivia surrounding this iconic figure. As you savor these pancakes, remember the remarkable woman behind the recipe and the impact she made on civil rights history. Enjoy your journey through both history and flavor, one delectable pancake at a time.

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