Snow Day Pancakes

We have a bit of a blizzard happening today in Colorado. Schools are closed, my patients are rescheduled, and we will be snuggling inside all day. Instead of our typically rushed morning we got to stay in our pajamas and ease into the day. We made pancakes and I finished off an entire pot of coffee. So today I thought I would share my favorite pancake recipe.

My recipe is based on this recipe here with a couple of additions of my own. Because I think cinnamon and vanilla extract make all things breakfast even better.  I also like to keep my cooked pancakes in the oven until they are all ready so we can all eat together once everything is cooked. This also helps if the pancakes are not entirely cooked through in the middle. The middle will cook through as the pancakes stay warm in the oven.

Ingredients:

  • Dry ingredients:
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Wet ingredients:
    • 2 cups buttermilk (or buttermilk substitute)
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and put in a cookie sheet
  2. Preheat griddle or non-stick fry pan
  3. Whisk dry ingredients in large bowl
  4. Whisk wet ingredients in second large bowl
  5. Push the dry ingredients to the side of the bowl and pour the wet ingredients on the other side
  6. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients until batter comes together
  7. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes (do not remix)
  8. Scoop 1/2 to 1 cup of batter onto a hot griddle or fry pan
  9. Flip when bubbles break the surface
  10. When golden brown on both sides, put the pancake on the cookie sheet in the warm oven
  11. Once all the pancakes are done, serve with butter and real maple syrup

Tip: We use real maple syrup in our house because of the not so great ingredients in most pancake syrups. Yes, it is more expensive but it has a stronger flavor so you use less of it. If you have not used real maple syrup regularly before, start with the lightest you can find (Grade A Light Amber) because it will have a more delicate taste.

Snow days mean slow mornings with pancakes and coffee.

I hope you enjoy these pancakes on your own snow day or a weekend sometime soon!

Happy cooking!

Mel

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