Pancakes are a Sunday morning tradition fit for a king. Many of us have nostalgic memories of our parents in the kitchen flipping fluffy pancakes as we walked down the stairs after a raucous sleepover with friends. This nostalgia is at the heart of the humble pancake. Not only is it simple to make, but it brings us back to a simpler time when our parents knew everything (even though we questioned them incessantly).
Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory pancakes, there’s some sort of combination everyone will enjoy. Whether you’re a traditionalist (butter and maple syrup) or like something a little more opulent (passion fruit jam with homemade whipped cream), pancakes are a great way to feed a crowd in spite of their pickiness.
Outside of toppings, you can put anything inside the pancake! We’re partial to semi-sweet chocolate chips; however, we’re not opposed to any type of fruit or nut you want to include. It’s as simple as dropping the chocolate chips on top of the pancakes after you’ve ladled them out on the griddle. They’ll sink down a little bit, but you’ll still be able to see their tops, so get creative! This is a great way to make breakfast a little more exciting for those who aren’t too keen on eating big meals.
Pancakes are a fantastic way to gather the family together before they start their day and go their separate ways, only to reconvene around the dinner table later that night.
- Melt the butter (feel free to use a bowl in the microwave or pan on the stovetop)
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (if the batter turns out too runny, add flour one tablespoon at a time | if the batter is too thick, add milk one tablespoon at a time)
- Start your griddle and let it come to a medium-high temperature
- Once the griddle is at temp, ladle the batter on to make 3-inch pancakes (we recommend a ¼ cup measuring cup)
- Cook for 2 minutes each side, or until golden
Spice it Up
Not feeling pancakes? How about waffles to start your day off?