I love me some pancakes..
One of those amazing breakfast dishes you just can not get enough of, yet people sometimes get intimidated by them.. When to flip? Butter or oil? Hot and quick or low and slow? and I mean the only question I ask myself is Syrup or Butter?! In which case I reply.. UMM BOTH!
A pancake is a flat cake, often thin, and round, prepared from a starch-based batter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan… You can also thin out the batter and make a crepe.. which we will get into later in the week!
This morning my son requested pancakes, and we were out of mix and none pre-made in the freezer.. So I started messing with some batters! The first two were a flop, I wasn’t a fan of the texture of one and the flavor of the other. (Trial and error, right?) About 40 minutes later, a very hungry toddler scarfed down 3 of my pancakes. I figured he was just hungry, but after I tasted them I knew why.. They are deeelish!
Casey’s Simple From Scratch Flap Jacks –
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 tablespoons of melted butter
powdered sugar, syrup, fruit, chocolate chips, jelly.. whatever toppings you desire!
1. Mix together all the dry ingredients, making sure there are no lumps.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla until combined and smooth. Pour in the melted butter and stir.
3. Carefully pour the milk mixture into the flour bowl and stir to combine. Do not over stir, some lumps are ok 🙂
4. Spray your griddle or frying pan with nonstick spray and turn up to medium high. Spoon about 1/4 cup of mix into the pan. When you see tiny bubbles form around the outside of your pancake and some in the middle, its time to flip. It will only need about 40 seconds on the other side. Continue this with all of your mix, you can make them larger or smaller.. Adjust your flame as you see fit, everyones stoves are different!
You can add some sliced apple or chocolate chips into the mixture, or just plop them on top when you’re ready to eat!! These are delicious and you can totally make them in under 20 minutes!
You can also make a double batch and freeze these for the week! Just cook them and let them cool, place parchment paper in between each pancake and put them in an airtight zip lock 🙂 microwave the pancakes for about 30 seconds to reheat, wrapped in a paper towel. The paper towel will catch any freezer moisture and keep the pancake fluffy and delicious as if it was right off the griddle!
I hope you try this recipe, and others!
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