Happy Easter Weekend! What better way to start off the weekend than with a pancake brunch. Go on, you earned it! These pancakes can be cooked before you finish your first cup of coffee (that is if you don’t require a cup of coffee first to function a stove, if that’s the case, then your second cup coffee) and you probably already have all of the ingredients on hand. The secret ingredient to these fluffy, golden breakfast treats is baking powder. As with baked goods, the baking powder adds volume to the pancake, increasing the surface area you will need to cover in syrup. Oh joy! If you are planning a brunch for two, then this recipe will make just the right amount. Brunching alone? No problem! These pancakes freeze well and placing each between layers of parchment paper creates easy access to one pancake at a time for future enjoyment. So let’s see…easy to make, check! Ingredients on hand, check! Looks like you have pancakes in your near future 🙂
- 1 and 1/2 cups flour
- 3 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 and 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pancake toppings such as syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar
Quick Steps to Delicious Pancakes
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and white sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
- Melt the butter.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Stir until only small lumps remain.
- Set oven to warm or the lowest temperature that it can be set.
- Coat a frying pan with baking spray (I prefer to use PAM Baking Spray) and preheat over medium heat.
- Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop one portion of the batter onto the frying pan.
- Once the pancake starts to form little “holes” and is browned on the pan side, carefully flip and brown the other side.
- Place finished pancake on a plate and put in the warmed oven.
- Repeat the cooking process until all of the batter has been used; you should end up with about five large pancakes.
- Enjoy your pancakes with desired toppings!
- Freeze leftovers between layers of parchment paper.
- To reheat, microwave pancake for 20 seconds on each side, flipping after each 20 second interval until heated throughout. Heat a frying pan and crisp pancake on each side for about 15 seconds. Viola! Brunch anytime!
*Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/