Friday, March 22, 2013

Basic Pancakes

WOW! After years of trying bazillions of different pancake recipes, some of which we've grown to love, I finally found a basic pancake recipe my kids and I devoured (hubby was already at work...next time babe :)). The great thing is that it is very versatile! You could add blueberries, mashed banana and cinnamon, nuts or swap out the regular milk for almond milk or regular flour for at least 1/2 whole wheat flour...etc etc! This recipe is a keeper for sure! I found it under Banana Pancakes on mybakingaddiction.com !!! There are a lot of other great recipes over there too! By the way, sorry there are no pictures, as they were eaten faster than I  was able to get my camera out!

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour (sub 1/2 whole wheat flour)
1 T white sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk (sub almond milk)
2 T vegetable oil (sub grapeseed oil or coconut oil)
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
optional:
mix in 1 or more of the following
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 small ripe bananas, mashed
1/4-1/2 t cinnamon

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a separate larger bowl, mix together egg, milk, oil, and vanilla.
3. Stir flour mixture into liquid mixture and whisk until just incorporated, batter will be slightly lumpy.
4. If adding any optional ingredients, gently fold them into the batter.
5. Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour 1/3 cup batter for each pancake. Flip when bubbles appear and underside is golden brown. Serve immediately.

NOTE: My daughter said they were so good that they didn't even need syrup or butter! The first time to make them we made no substitutions and just used the basic recipe, no add ins!
I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did.

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