Breakfast my favorite meal of the day, especially on weekends. I always like to try new dishes at restaurants when having the brunch menu, and almost always pancake or French toast are my ultimate choice.
A pile of pancakes with pure maple syrup on top is truly one of my favorite things to eat. It’s decadent, sweet and so delicious, I wish I could eat it every single day. As I’m trying to maintain a healthy life style, pancakes are my weekend-only breakfast treat.
I started making homemade-pancakes quite a long time ago, and this has definitely become a Saturday morning tradition at our house. I wake my spouse with a delicious fresh stack-of-pancakes smell, and along with a warm cup of fresh coffee – it’s just what you need to start off a great weekend.
This pancake recipe is so easy to make and even kids can make it. I like to serve it with maple syrup, fresh strawberries and jam, but you can add anything you like – caramelized bananas, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts, fresh or dried fruit and even candy.
For the pancake batter:
- 175 grams (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
- 10 grams (2 tsp.) baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 30 grams (3 tbsp.) sugar
- 75 grams (5 tbsp.) melted butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 300 ml. (1 1/4 cups) milk
- Sugar powder
- Maple syrup
- Fresh strawberries
Make the batter: sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk sugar and eggs into a smooth mixture.
Add in melted butter, vanilla and milk, and continue to whisk until blended.
Add in the dry ingredients and stir together just until mixture is blended.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Pancake preparation: heat a medium frying pan and cover it with a thin layer of butter (not too much).
Pour about 3/4 of the diameter of the pan, and wait until the top of the pancake begins to form small (this should take about 3-4 minutes).
Flip the pancake, lower the heat and fry for another minute or two, until golden brown on the other side.
Put the pancakes on a serving plate and serve with strawberries, maple syrup and some powdered sugar.
- If you make small pancakes that the amount will increase accordingly.
- The pancakes are at their best when hot and fresh.
- You can add fresh or frozen blueberries to the pancake batter to make blueberry pancakes as well.