Plain old pancakes are great. But add some special ingredients and you’ve got tasty, tasty cakes. I serve these for dinner as well as breakfast!
Jenn’s Basic Pancake Batter ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 Tablespoon melted butter (plus some for the pan)
Take all the ingredients and combine in a bowl until smooth. Put a griddle on the stove, put the heat on medium high. Add a small pat of butter. This not only allows for maximum flippage, but a nice brown and lovely flavor. Pour your batter into nice little circles.
At this point, you can sprinkle ANY ingredients you want on top. We’re talking, savory and sweet. Blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips, a favorite in our house is sausage. I cook the sausage first, so it’s nice and caramel-y, then toss a few bite sized pieces on top of the batter, see:
Once small bubbles appear in the batter and start to pop, it’s time to flip. Now hold up. When you flip your pancakes if you get those awful dark circles around the edges and discolored centers, that is because your heat is too high. The first batch usually comes out like this, and if so, turn down the heat. Pancakes should be a gorgeous evenly brown.
Simple. Don’t get me wrong, these are great plain but see how creative you can get and you can have a break from boring old pancakes!