Thursday, May 19, 2016

Recipe - Pancakes

I can't believe I haven't shared our recipe for pancakes yet, but I can't seem to find it on here.  Even if I have shared this before, here it is again.  The original is from Michael Smith's cookbook, The Best of Chef at Home. 

(I like butter on my pancakes, don't judge me)
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal 
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk (you can use any milk, or water)
1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
2 tbsp honey (or 1/4 cup brown sugar)
2 eggs (Dave uses 4 eggs for extra richness)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix together the flours, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (and brown sugar, if using) in a large bowl.

Mix together the oil or melted butter, milk, eggs, honey (if using), and vanilla.  Combine with dry ingredients. 

We use an electric non-stick griddle which is great for its even heat.  Make sure whatever you are using to cook them on is nice and hot before you start cooking.   The batter will be thick so you don't need a lot to make a good sized pancake.   

We keep them warm in our oven's warming drawer until they are all ready so we can eat together.  They are always a hit.