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Pancakes

Yesterday afternoon, I got a craving for pancakes. Since last night was leftover night, I decided to give in and make them. Why not? Lauren loves pancakes, I love pancakes and the man of the house, who doesn’t love pancakes, wasn’t going to be home for dinner. Perfect!

I have never made them from scratch before. I’ve always depended on mixes. But after making these, I don’t think I’ll ever buy a box of pancake mix again. It took maybe 3 minutes longer, tasted infinitely better and uses pantry items I almost always have. They were light and super fluffy – except for the first two. They fell victim to the first pancake curse and were flat, misshapen and just not quite right. But, the others? They were perfect.

I found the recipe here and the only change I made was to add vanilla. But now that I know they were good? I’m excited to play around with it and make all sorts of variations. I think the first will be adding some lemon zest and blueberries. Nom!

Pancakes! The pic isn't great, I only had one chance. Lauren had no patience with my desire to photograph dinner

Pancakes
Makes 8 pancakes, counting the first 2 funky pancakes
ProPoints per serving (2 pancakes): 7

1 1/2 all purpose flour
3 1/2 t baking powder
1 T sugar
3/4 t table salt
1 1/4 c milk, I used whole because I have it in my fridge and we don’t drink it as quickly as low-fat
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
3 T melted butter

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Add milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet (or warm a griddle if you have one) up over medium heat. I sprayed mine with cooking spray. However, I think this is why my first pancakes never turn out.
  5. Using a 1/3 c measuring cup, add batter to pan and cook. I used a 10″ skillet and could cook two pancakes at a time. Also, feel free to make whatever size you want, I used a 1/3 c and got 8 pancakes from it.
  6. When the edges start to look dry, flip ’em over.
  7. Cook a minute or so on the other side.
  8. Keep warm in the oven while you’re finishing off the rest. Or give one to toddler who is excitedly jumping up and down screaming, “PANCAKE!”