Light & Fluffy Pancakes 7Mar11
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Especially on a Sunday… for dinner! What a perfect way to end the weekend. We’ve been craving pancakes for over a week and despite our delicious dinner, we just had to make pancakes before the weekend was officially over and we spend another week talking about pancakes. This is a super easy recipe to satisfy any pancake craving!
The best thing about these pancakes is that they’re super simple to make using ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry and fridge. Serve these with some scrambled eggs and bacon for a hearty breakfast. Or throw on some ice cream, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar and you’ve got yourself a great dessert. I have some variations to this recipe like, ricotta pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, blueberry pancakes, whole wheat pancakes and chocolate pancakes! Stay tuned!
1 cup of all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 large egg
Step 1: Mix it up!
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set that aside. In another mixing bowl whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter. Make sure you let your butter cool to room temp before mixing, you don’t want to cook your egg with burning hot butter! Now mix in the dry ingredients but do not over mix. You want everything combined but still a little lumpy.
Step 2: Pancake time!
It’s best to use a cast iron pan or a griddle, but a regular frying pan will get the job done too. Butter the surface of your pan or griddle and make sure your pan is heated above medium-low heat. You don’t want to fry the pancakes! Using a ladle, spoon in the batter and let it ooze on the pan. Once you see bubbles across the whole pancake, it’s time to flip! It’ll only take about minute for the other size to cook. You’ll want it nice and golden brown.
Step 3: Keeping them warm!
One of the biggest issues with making pancakes is keeping them warm before you’re done making the whole batch! You can turn your oven on to about 200°F and place a baking tray in there while you make your pancakes. Once you finish with one, toss it in the oven to keep em warm. Make sure you cover that dish with some foil so it’s not actually getting too cooked!
When you’re ready to serve, dust on some powdered sugar, top with some fruit and drizzle with maple syrup! You can make these into tiny silver dollar sizes for a lovely snack with some melted chocolate or peanut butter. Yup, definitely making pancakes again really soon.