Pancakes for Dinner

So what do you do when all of your meat is in the freezer and you don’t feel like going to buy veggies to go with your dinners? Make PANCAKES!! I’m lucky that my husband also has a weak spot for breakfast foods and was fully on board with this plan. I always use my dad’s pancake recipe and they are the best, in my opinion! I have always liked cooking more than baking. I love eating baked goods but I’m impatient and don’t like waiting for them to cook and I’m not always in the mood for precision, which is essential with baking. Pancakes are like a very quick-cooking and free form of baking! 

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Ah yes, look at these beauties! I left that ratty-looking paper towel in the photo on purpose – I could have cropped it out but then I wouldn’t have the opportunity to mention my butter technique! for each batch I use a paper towel to wipe out the butter from the pan and put NEW butter in the pan. This is a very important step! Otherwise the butter gets too brown or burns and you get dark brown and burnt tasting pancakes. Trust me on this one! Hubs hates hot fruit so I added blueberries to only my pancakes before I flipped them so I wouldn’t contaminate all the batter. He also doesn’t like real maple syrup and insists on having Aunt Jemima! Whatever bro, more syrup for me!! I don’t like sharing so this works. I silently judge his choices while I hoard all the real maple syrup.

Here’s the recipe!

Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1t salt
  • 3T sugar
  • 1 3/4 t baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3T melted butter
  • 1t Vanilla
  • 1 to 1 1/4 c milk

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. I melt the butter in a big bowl and then add the milk and THEN the eggs so the hot butter won’t cook the eggs. Combine wet and dry, careful not to over mix. Heat up a skillet over medium heat, add butter to the skillet and pour in batter. Flip pancakes when bubbles start to form and the bottoms are golden brown (see the little bubbles in the pic? those bad-boys are ready to be flipped!). Cook for another minute or two and serve with whatever toppings float your boat!