Mini Cornmeal Pancakes with Whipped Goat Cheese and Berry Thyme Compote are the perfect small bite to serve this spring! A balanced blend of sweet and savory flavors that can be served with brunch or as a pre-dinner appetizer.
Happy Friday friends! I made us these Mini Cornmeal Pancakes with Whipped Goat Cheese and Berry Thyme Compote just in time for the weekend! I’m not sure I could have come up with a longer name for this recipe if I tried, but man are they good.
So what’s everyone got planned for the weekend? I don’t have anything special planned, just the usual long run which I have been thoroughly enjoying lately thanks to warmer mornings. After my run there of course must be coffee otherwise I’ll be falling asleep before lunch. After that who knows, maybe a hike. Colorado is continuing to have beautiful weather so I’m taking advantage of it every chance I get. One thing I’m absolutely not looking forward to this weekend…daylight savings time starting on Sunday! Sunday morning I’m definitely going to need a double shot of espresso to keep myself going as I’m sure many of you will.
The one positive thing about daylight savings starting is I’ll get to start eating dinner an hour earlier which means I won’t have to fight off the pre-dinner cravings for at least a couple days until my body adjusts. The cats will also be thrilled that they get to eat an hour earlier as well. I swear, everyday like clockwork those two furballs are up at my desk bugging me at 4:00 to be fed even though they know dinner isn’t until 5:00. Usually I give in and let them eat early, mostly because I won’t get any work done if I don’t. You try writing a blog post or editing photos with a cat butt in your face.
With warmer days just around the corner I’ve been itching to start making and eating spring food and these Mini Cornmeal Pancakes with Whipped Goat Cheese and Berry Thyme Compote scream spring! This fun little savory sweet bite would be perfect to serve with brunch or a pre-dinner appetizer. The mini cornmeal pancakes have just a hint of sweetness that goes perfect with the tangy whipped goat cheese. I got all fancy and piped mine on top of the pancake, but obviously spooning it on works just as well. Since berries are still a little pricey and not quite in season here in Colorado I used frozen, which in the case of compote works perfectly. The addition of the fresh thyme gave the compote great added herby flavor. If you’ve never added fresh herbs to berries, it’s wonderful! Cheers to warm weather and spring being on it’s way and delicious small bites like this!