I woke up unusually early this morning, so I decided to treat the boy and I to some homemade pancakes. Typically, I don't make pancakes so I really did not have a recipe...mornings are usually not my thing. I went to my favorite food website, recipezaar.com and found this easy pancake recipe that used ingredients that I already had on hand. It was exactly what I was looking for! I added a couple small twists, so I will note those in the ingredients list as 'optional' items. Overall, this was a fantastic and simple pancake recipe.
Pancakes: Jen's Version
adapted from recipezaar.com/recipe #25690
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Beat egg and vanilla until fluffy with an electric mixer, whisk attachment. Add the milk and melted butter. Add dry ingredients (including sugar), cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix well. Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with cooking spray.(The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which 'dance' around the pan.) Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with spoon. When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side. Serve immediately.
I forgot to take a photo, but these were so good! Light, fluffy, and flavorful. I warmed up some maple syrup in the microwave and topped our pancakes with cut strawberries. So fantastically yummy! This will be my go-to pancake recipe from now on...no more mix out of the box.