April 23, 2015

The BEST Pancakes…no really, I’ve tried them all

I’m hosting a brunch this weekend (how tres tres chic of me), so I thought I’d write about my favorite breakfast food ever. 

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Pancakes.   I have a love-hate relationship with those delicious things.  Love, because well, I love them.  Hate, because I never seem to be able to find a recipe I like enough to make again.  And, believe me, I’ve tried them all, especially those trendy healthy ones.

Oatmeal applesauce pancakes?  Well intentioned, but I need me some butta.

Low-fat, low-carb, low-calorie pancakes?  More like low taste.  Again, butta!

Two ingredient banana egg pancakes Umm, I’m pretty sure that’s called a banana omelet.  Because they have zero resemblance to actual pancakes.

So here’s the conclusion I’ve come to.  Pancakes aren’t supposed to be healthy, they’re supposed to be yummy. Just don’t eat them every day and you’ll be fine.  Every other day is totally acceptable.

After scouring the internet and failing at way too many pancake recipes, I’ve finally put together one that I L O V E. They are fluffy, and flavorful, and rich, and have an indescribably perfect outside and I shall eat them all! Errry day, all day.  Oh wait, I mean every other day.  In the name of health, and all.

(Lumpy batter is the key to abperfect pancake…no really, that’s not me being cheeky.  Over mixing batter leads to dense pancakes…lumpy, just barely mixed batter = fluffy perfection!)

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INGREDIENTS:

-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. salt
-2 Tbsp baking powder
-1 Tbsp sugar
-2 eggs, beaten
-2 Tbsp vinegar
-1 cup milk + 1 cup cream (OR just 2 cups milk…but more cream = more yummy richness)
-1/4 cup melted butter

INSRUCTIONS:

1) In a small bowl, combine milk, cream, and vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes (You could also just use buttermilk, but I never know what to do with the rest of it)
2) In a separate bowl, measure out dry ingredients 
3) In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk mixture, and butter.  Add dry ingredients to bowl and gently stir with a wooden spoon.  Don’t over mix!  Remember, lumpy batter = fluffy pancakes!
4) On a hot and greased (use butter or coconut oil) griddle or pan measure out 1/4 cup of pancake batter per pancake. Flip when edges start to solidify and top starts to bubble. Keep heat on medium-low so as not to burn pancakes. Grease between each pancake.

Top with your favorite fixins.  Me?  I’m a powdered sugar or Nutella girl.  You haven’t had a good pancake until you’ve lathered it up nice and good with Nutella.

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What do you put on your pancakes?

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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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  • sixpetersons@gmail.com'
    Reply Jill April 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Excited to try your recipe! I love PEANUT BUTTER on my pancakes!!

  • mix.williams@sbcglobal.net'
    Reply Debbie W. April 24, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Maple syrup and these look yummy.

  • elizabeth@thespiff.com'
    Reply elizabeth April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I just made pancakes for the first time in a loooong time this past weekend, and was wondering if there was a great recipe out there…thanks for sharing!! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Reply Bestofbaby April 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Let me know how they turn out if you make them!

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    Reply Heather April 28, 2015 at 10:08 am

    It’s not hard to see why pancakes are part of most kids’ favorite breakfast menu.
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  • overdueorganizing@gmail.com'
    Reply Brittany April 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Must try these! They look fluffy and delicious. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
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    Reply Lissette April 28, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Oh these look delish! Im actually a bit weird in that I like my pancakes more like crepes: really thin and smooshy. I will have to try your though because to just looks so yum! I have to ask though, vinegar? I’ve never seen a pancake recipe that uses vinegar.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      I LOVE crepes! I grew up eating crepes instead of pancakes…rolled up with some jelly or Nutella YUM! And yea, now that you mention it, the vinegar must look really odd at first glance. It’s actually just a way to make buttermilk. These are supposed to be buttermilk pancakes, but you can also make your own version of buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk and letting it sit for about 10 minutes. I generally prefer this method (unless I’m making cake), because otherwise I end up with a whole carton of buttermilk that I don’t end up using. Anyways, my understanding is that the acidity in the vinegar/milk mixture activates rising properties of the baking powder/soda, which helps makes the pancakes fluffy and yummy 🙂

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    Reply Laura May 8, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Second time making these and I couldn’t be more pleased!! These are delicious. Thank you for sharing, Iulia!!

    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked them Laura! They’re a staple in our house…probably too much of a staple because I make them at least once a week 🙂
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  • creativelife0001@gmail.com'
    Reply SBO June 9, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you ,I will try to do it.

    I have never tried cake , These cake looks awesome!

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