1cupgrated cheddar cheese(or use more if you like things cheesy!)
1.5cupsall purpose flour(or white whole wheat flour)
1.5cupsmilk(any kind - 1%, 2%, whole, or vegan)
1egg, lightly beaten
Non-stick spray for cooking
1/4 cupcupsour cream
Juice of 1/4 lime(about 1 teaspoon)
Salt & pepper, to taste
In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil and add the diced scallions. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until they reduce in size and start to brown.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, and beaten egg, and stir until almost combined.
Add the wet ingredients (milk mixture) to the dry ingredients (flour mixture) and stir until almost combined. Add the chopped onions and the shredded cheese to the pancake mix in the bowl and stir until just combined - do not over-mix.
Cook the pancakes like you would cook regular pancakes: Place about 1/4 cup of batter on a greased pan, and cook over medium heat for 2-4 minutes on each side, until the top starts bubbling and the bottom is golden brown. Flip, and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and fully cooked
Make the lime crema: Combine the sour cream, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve over the pancakes, garnishing with chopped scallion and shredded cheese.
The scallions cook down a lot when you saute them and give the pancakes a great savory caramelized onion flavor. If you don't want to do the saute step, then reduce the amount of scallions and add them into the batter directly.
Other savory mix-in ideas:
Diced ham or diced pepperoni
Diced jalapeno (add it raw, or saute it with the green onions to mellow out the spice)
Diced bell pepper (saute it with the green onions to soften it)