Quite often we have pancakes for breakfast, mostly it is on the weekends where we have more time but it can also happen during a weekday.
Here I have a basic master recipe and then 8 ways to take your pancakes to the next level where you can see a pancake is not just a pancake.
- 2 cups Flour, I use 1 cup wholegrain and 1 cup spelt
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 cup Milk or Plant based Milk
- Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the eggs into the milk, sometimes I use a little less milk but it depends a little on the flour I am using. Pour the egg mix into the dry ingredients while stirring and the consistency should be a thick batter.
- If you have any extra mix-in you add them in now.
- Preheat a griddle or a nonstick pan over a medium heat and then ladle spoonfuls of batter onto pan. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip each pancake and continue cooking for about 30 sec. to a minute more, until the second side it browned.
8 Ways to give your pancakes a makeover
Nut Butter pancakes
Mix-in: 2 tbsp. almond, peanut, cashew or other nut butter.
Topping: Chopped, toasted nuts and maple syrup.
Apple Cinnamon pancakes
Mix-in: One apple grated and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
Topping: Plain Greek yogurt or Skyr
Lemon & Poppy Seed pancakes
Mix-in: 2 tbsp. lemon juce, 1 tbsp. lemon zest and 2 tbsp. poppy seeds.
Topping: Sliced strawberries or blueberries and syrup.
Mix-in: Reduce flour amount to 1 cup and milk amount to 2/3 cups. Stir in 1 cup cooked quinoa.
Topping: Agave syrup and fruits.
Mix-in: Crumbled bits of bacon.
Topping: Peanut butter and sliced bananas.
Mix-in: Reduce flour to 1 1/2 cups; use 1 cup coconut milk plus 1 tbsp. coconut oil in place of milk.
Topping: Shredded coconut and guava butter.
Prosciutto & Mozzarella Pancakes
Mix-in: 1/2 cup diced prosciutto and 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
Topping: A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Mix-in: 1 cup shredded carrot, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg.
Topping: A spoonful of vanilla Greek yogurt or skyr.
(Source: Oprah magazine)