Happy late December everyone,
We have been cooking up a storm lately and hopefully I will be posting a bunch of recipes in the next few days. I love making a bit of a fancier breakfast on the weekends and often make eggs for the grown-ups. My kids don’t like eggs very much so they are always asking for something else. This is their newest favorite pancake recipe – and not because of the M&Ms! It is sweet and fluffy and can stand alone, with just a pat of butter. Maple syrup really takes it over the top. Usually we add blueberries or chocolate chips but they asked for a special M&M treat this time and I obliged. Honestly, I was hoping the M&Ms would convince the baby to eat them – because for some reason, she DOES NOT LIKE pancakes. She just ended up picking the M&Ms out, though (sigh). Try them and let me know what you think!
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 pinches salt
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter (melted) plus more for cooking
1/2-1 tsp vanilla
mix-ins: blueberries, chocolate chips, M&Ms
- Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly
- In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix – do not overmix, it makes them less fluffy.
- You can let the batter sit for 30 min, it will make them fluffier. We often skip this step because we are hungry!
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Ladle the batter into a frying pan and put the add-ins on top.
- When you see small bubbles forming, flip them over.
- Cook the other side for about 2 minutes until golden.