This is a great recipe! The almonds got nice and toasted and the delicious smell of baked goods with vanilla, cinnamon, and fruit caught the attention of everyone in the room I was cooking in. A few things that I learned from my first trial:
- The whole recipe fits into one toaster oven drip tray.
- Use sweet cherries, not pie cherries: Pie cherries were too tart and not sweet enough.
- Thaw cherries lightly and drain if there is liquid: I thawed the cherries in the oven while it was heating up. They ended up warming to the point of releasing a lot of juice. I didn’t dump the juice because I wanted to save the flavor, but this made the pancakes too soft and difficult to serve. Next time I will thaw the cherries less or in a different way to create less juice. If there is juice I will not use it in the recipe.
- A 20 minute cooking time may be too long: I baked the pancake for 20-25 min and the bottom stuck to the pan. Next time I will try a cooking time of 15 minutes.