I love a good pancake on a slow-moving morning. My husband is a pastor and so our weekends tend to be busy, but he takes Friday’s off. We call that day “Family Fun Day”, something we started when our children were really little.
Often, on a Friday morning you’ll find me sipping my coffee while making pancakes. I found these pancakes on allrecipe.com some time ago and have made a few modifications to make them “ask for seconds and thirds” good. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as our family does. Original recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder (seems like a lot, but you’ll love the rise it gives these pancakes)
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 1/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
**Add 3/4 cup blueberries to make the best blueberry pancakes ever!!
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and lemon zest. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla bean paste; mix until smooth.
- Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
And now, I’m going to go “Pioneer Woman” on you with pictures:
Now for the good stuff!
Blueberry pancakes, my absolute favorite! In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret: Whenever I’ve been in the hospital having one of my sweet girls, I order a plate of blueberry pancakes EVERY morning for breakfast….all 4 mornings in the hospital. No lie. It’s the perfect comfort food for a tired Mama!!
And now, in case you didn’t believe that these really are the best pancakes ever, ask yourself if this little face would lie??