Pancakes 100 Ways...Part 1 of 4
Updated: Sep 29, 2018
Who loves pancakes?! Me, me, me!!! However, they can get a little boring...just plain pancakes with syrup and butter...well, maybe not. Either way, there are so many ways to have pancakes and I am making it my personal mission to spice up your pancake routine. And this Wednesday is National Pancake Day. What better reason do I need to roll out part of of this pancake series. So let's get started. Mix 'em, Match 'em, add one, add four, top 'em however you like...just get off that couch and make some pancakes.
Let's start with the basic recipe. This is my go to but I am not above a nice Bisquick pancake recipe.
Griddle - I love this griddle from Black & Decker for its folding feature. A traditional flat griddle can be hard to store but this one takes up much less space in my cabinets. Bonus this one also has reversible plates and is also a waffle maker for extra space savings.
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp vanilla
Butter for griddle and topping
Maple Syrup or other topping (stay tuned for alternate toppings)
Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl.
Whisk wet ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over dry ingredients.
Stir to combine.
Ladle 1/4 of a cup on a hot griddle coated with melted butter.
Flip pancakes when they start to bubble and continue cooking until the other side is just browned.
Now for the fun part; the add ins! When making breakfast for several people, I actually like to make the pancake batter and set out several of these ingredients so guests can choose their own add in. Some are mixed directly into the pancake batter.
1. It wouldn't be Bourbon and Baby Blues if I didn't start with a little bourbon action, so let's start big. Bourbon Caramel Sauce is a delicious add-in for Sunday Brunch pancakes. Just drizzle a little bit in your pancake after you have poured your pancake batter on the griddle. For a tipsy pancake, go ahead a flip it when it starts to bubble around your caramel sauce...haha...insert bad dad joke. :)
2. Blueberries are a pancake staple, so go ahead and sprinkle those in too.
3. Chocolate chips are a must have in my book. Who doesn't love chocolate. Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate...whatever you fancy. Do I get credit for 4 for this one?
4. Embrace your inner Curious George and throw a few banana slices on that pancake. I like the easy way out with bananas so I just slice them thinner than a pancake and drop them on the batter after I pour it on the griddle, but you can also mash them up and add them to the batter.
5. Pecans are a great way to add a little crunch to your pancake routine. Chop them up and toss them in.
6. While I am on the nuts...how about almond slices...
9. Okay moving on from nuts. Cinnamon Swirl pancakes...yum, yum, yum. Mix 1 tsp of cinnamon with 2 tbsp. melted butter, 1 tbsp of brown sugar and a 1 tsp of cinnamon. Swirl it on your pancake after it's on the griddle.
10. Pumpkin Pancakes are perfect for fall. Just add 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree to your batter.
11. Pumpkin Pie pancakes for an extra twist, just add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to your pumpkin pancake batter.
12. Butterscotch chips may seem a bit unusual, but you will not be disappointed.
13. Now let's get coco-nutty. Coconut flakes are delicious in pancakes, just a little chewy. I prefer unsweetened but by all means use what you have available.
15. Cocoa Pancakes - just add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the pancake batter.
17. Cream cheese swirl. Blend 2 ounces of room temperature cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of confectioner's sugar. Swirl on pancake after you drop batter on the griddle.
18. Pineapple tidbits.
19. Brown sugar swirl. Combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Swirl on pancake batter after you drop it on the griddle.
20. Bacon - enough said. Just add cooked bacon pieces to your pancake batter.
21. Toffee Bits.
22. Oreo pieces.
24. Peanut butter. Just melt 1/4 of a cup of peanut butter and stir it in to your pancake batter.
25. Nutella Pancakes. Just melt 1/4 of a cup of nutella and stir it in to your pancake batter.
Enjoy these options and come back for the rest of this Pancakes 100 Ways series.