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.
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!)
-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
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.
What do you put on your pancakes?