Pancakes

Pancakes with homemade syrup
Pancakes with homemade syrup

This recipe, like many others, comes out of a craving…I’m not a big pancake person, but recently they are all I can think about and the fact that I’ve not been able to have “normal” pancakes…so I scouted about 10 different recipes & came up with this:

Delicious Yummyness!
Delicious Yummyness!

(I also included a homemade syrup recipe – I just don’t use enough to warrant having a bottle…I just make it as I go)…

1 1/2 c flour

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt (I used pink himalayan powdered salt)

1 tbsp sugar

2 egg whites (1/4 c boxed egg white) OR 1 egg

1 1/4 c almond milk

*see notes below for additional, optional ingredients

Combine dry ingredients; combine wet ingredients; combine together & let rest 5 minutes.  Heat skillet to medium/medium-high heat.  Mix pancake batter again & pour approximately 1/4 cup batter (or as little or as much as you want) into hot pan (don’t forget your oil/”butter” – I used Earth Balance).  Cook until bubbly, about 2-3 minutes (watch closely – they’ll burn) & flip and cook another 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.  Makes 10-12 pancakes, if using 1/4 c batter.

Oops...I was distracted...they burn quickly...
Oops…I was distracted…they burn quickly…

Pancake Syrup

3/4 c water

1 c sugar

1 tsp mapleine (in extract section of grocery store)

Heat water and sugar over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat & add mapleine.  Stir.  Will last in fridge a week or two.  Makes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups.

 

Notes:

I add about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp imitation butter extract (flavor without the calories) and about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp almond extract.  I also include homemade bacon bits (“bacos” which I used to use has lactic acid in them).  I finely dice up turkey bacon, fry it up and put it in a bowl and keep in the fridge.  I sprinkle a bit on the pancake batter when I first put it in the pan; bacon bits will cook into the batter as it cooks.

with homemade bacon bits
with homemade bacon bits

you can also use berries (such as blueberries…).  I choose not to do this as they tend to burn, but I do use them, lightly crushed over the top.  Yum.

I haven’t had it in years, but instead of butter, my brothers & I used to put peanut butter on our pancakes.  It too is delicious.

The possibilities are endless!

Have fun and enjoy.  If you add extracts or other such to your batter, use the comment link above & let me know.

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