What is my trick for a guaranteed good start to the day? Pancakes! When pancakes are for breakfast everyone seems to be in a better mood. I’m convinced there is a certain link between pancakes and being happy. Could it be because pancakes are warm, round and golden in color, like the sun? And you have to agree, who doesn’t get happy when the sun is shining?
So whenever possible I make pancakes for breakfast, the good old fashioned big and fluffy American kind with melted butter and pure maple Canadian syrup. Pancakes made from scratch are sooo much tastier than the pancake-in-a-box version. With a little extra effort you get tastier and fluffier pancakes. Best of all, this recipe includes all the basic ingredients that you may already have, so any time you want a good start to the day, or you want to end the day on a bright note, pancakes is the answer.
Try this recipe to make some good old fashioned American pancakes at any time of the day, or use it as a base to make a variety of different pancakes such as banana pancakes or blueberry pancakes. Just remember to lighly powder your choice of fruit with some flour before adding them into your batter.
Have a great day!!
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com.
These are the good old fashioned American pancakes. So tasty and so simple to make.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon butter, melted
- cooking oil for frying
- Step 1 In a medium bowl beat the egg for about a minute. Add in the milk and melted butter and mix to combine.
- Step 2 In a separate large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk/egg/butter mixture. Mix until just smooth (don’t over mix).
- Step 3 Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. When the top is bubbly and top surface looks a bit matte, flip the pancake and cook the other side until browned.
- Step 4 TIP: Don’t hesitate to double the recipe to feed the whole family.