Every Saturday morning, we have pancakes for breakfast. We started this tradition in Ghana, where there were not so many other breakfast options. Now it's a habit that is here to stay. When my husband and I got married, I asked my mother-in-law for her pancake recipe. She rarely makes them, but when she does, nobody wants to miss out! These are seriously the best pancakes ever. My whole family loves them, but sometimes I do make a healthier variation, to make me feel better about having pancakes every week. :-)

 

Besides my two favorite pancake recipes, I'm also including my three favorite syrup recipes. (It's your lucky day - five recipes in one blog post!!) My husband loves carmel syrup on his pancakes. The chocolate syrup we more often put on other things . . . but it's great on pancakes too.

 

When you're making the pancakes, you can mix in one of our favorite add-ins:

chocolate chips

blueberries

strawberries

mangoes (diced)

cinnamon & raisins

 

Or set out a variety of toppings. In addition to the three types of syrup, you could try

peanut butter

bananas

jelly, especially orange marmalade

Nutella or similar chocolate spread

cream cheese

cherry pie filling

 

Combine toppings to make a really special treat . . . for example, spread a pancake with peanut butter, cover with sliced bananas, and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Or spread with cream cheese and top with jelly. Or use your own imagination for endless possibliites! For a special occasion (New Year's Day is this weekend!), make a pancake breakfast bar, and let people build their own yummy treat. Of course you can always get creative and make heart-shaped pancakes for Valentines Day or use toppings to make a face pancake for a child's birthday. Have fun!

 

 

Mom's Greatest Pancakes

1 egg

2 Tbsp oil

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 c. milk

1 c. flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients. Do not overmix. Bake on hot griddle or skillet about 3 minutes on each side.

 

Healthy Multigrain Pancakes

2 eggs

1 3/4 c. milk

1/4 c. oil

1/4 c. sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 c. white flour

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. cornmeal

1/2 c. quick-cooking oats

1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients. Do not overmix. Bake on hot griddle or skillet about 3 minutes on each side.

 

Maple Syrup

3 c. sugar

1 1/2 c. water

1 tsp maple flavoring

Combine sugar and water. Bring ot a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to boil over. Remove from heat and add maple flavoring.

 

Chocolate Syrup

3/4 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. white sugar

1 c. cocoa

1 c. water

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients. Simmer on low heat until slightly reduced, stirring constantly to avoid scorching.

 

Carmel Syrup

1 small can (2/3 c.) evaporated milk

2/3 c. brown sugar (white sugar will not work)

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of saltCombine milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat 5-10 minutes, until mixture darkens, looking more like carmel, and less milky. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

 

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? What toppings does your family like on their pancakes?

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  • Guest - Paul D

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