Breakfast works for any meal at whatever the time may be. My first meal that I eat must be breakfast. Whether its cereal, eggs, or pancakes, it makes me happy! I woke up on my day off today just a few minutes before noon. Don’t tell anyone. I work a lot so I deserve my beauty sleep. I was in the mood for pancakes and homemade are hands down the best. Even though it takes a little extra time and effort, I prefer homemade. I like knowing whats in my food and not just taking out the pancakes mix from the box. I found a recipe on Pinterest for the Best Ever Homemade Pancakes that I’ve saved such awhile ago. So I decided to make it and add something special. You’ll find out. I already had these ingredients in my kitchen so I didn’t even have to leave my home. I love when that happens. I do bake & cook a lot at home so I do tend to stock up on everyday items that have multiple purposes.
- 1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
- 3 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
- 1 1/4cupswhole milk
Using a sifter to mix all the dry ingredients in the recipe is key. This allows all the ingredients to become mix thoroughly & will not have lumps when adding the wet ingredients. The sifter I am using has two prongs on one side so I am able to prop it right on top of my mixing bowl. I hope you love my red, white, & blue cat kitchen towel. I bought four! The mixing bowl is great for pancakes because it has the mouth at the end to pour the batter on the griddle.
I added rainbow jimmiez to my batter for some extra flavor. For those of you who don’t know what jimmiez are, they are a type of sprinkle. The long sprinkles are jimmies and the small round sprinkles are sprinkles. You learn something new everyday! I didn’t mix the batter too much after I added the jimmiez so I wouldn’t break them.
I have a griddle that I cook my burgers on with w ridges on it & the other side is flat. Perfect for pancakes!! I turned my temperature onto medium on a scale of low to high. So I poured my medium sized pancakes. The batter made 8 pancakes. I personally believe the serving size that comes with the recipe is sometimes off. So sometimes I like to imagine it’s going to be plus or minus 2. The recipe I used was on point with the serving size. I made exactly 8 pancakes.
The secret to cooking pancakes is to watch the bubbles on top that start to form. The more bubbles to come to the top, the more cooked they are. This first picture, I just poured the first four pancakes. You can see that there are just a few bubble on the edges. Don’t step away to change the channel on the t.v. because you don’t want to burn them and waste a perfectly good pancake.
From the visual bubbling on the surface of the pancakes, its time to flip them! I learned that trick from my amazing boyfriend, but I think my dad taight him that trick at work. Whomever it was, I love this trick! When you do flip the pancakes, you no longer see bubbles, so you do need to test them with the spatula before you flip them. Since these are medium size, it seemed like it only took 2 minutes for the pancake to fully cook on the other side.
The pancakes are nice and browned & you can see the jimmiez making a tie dye appearance through the pancake. So fun! Some final touches to my homemade pancakes are whipped cream & maple syrup. I honestly never used butter on my pancakes when I grew up, growing up in a European house hold. We never really knew what that was. Sounds weird but that’s how I roll. There’s enough sugar in the whipped cream & maple syrup. I finally tasted my creation & it was better than I expected. There were jimmiez in every bite! I ended up stacking up the pancakes in 2 stacks of 4 & there was no evidence left, except for these pictures. I will be adding this recipe to my recipe book I’ve started not too long ago. I’ll share with with you all one day! I can’t wait to make these pancakes again!