Saturday, June 5, 2010

Community Pancake Recipes

Good morning everyone! As I mentioned last week - I ventured out into the world of pancakes without a recipe. I took a basic knowledge of what pancakes are (flour, sugar, eggs and milk) and made a homemade recipe that turned out quite well. That's the amazing quality of pancakes - all you really need are a few basic ingredients and you can make a delicious dish - anytime of the day. However, the truly amazing quality of pancakes lies in just how customizable they are. So, I challenged our community to step up. I asked for your homemade pancake submissions - I wanted to see just how many people out there have their own recipe that they swear by (after all, it seems everyone has their own little unique 'twist' on the breakfast dish) and some of you delivered. We received five responses in all (about 10% of our current reader base - not too shabby. That just means that most of you are a little shy as of yet.) What's even better is none of the submissions are repeats. Everyone has their own unique recipes. So - today we're simply going to share those recipes with the rest of the community. I'm going to post them exactly as I received them - in the same order they came in. (I only touched up the spelling in some of them - everything else is just like posted the first time). Since not everyone left a name, I kept things consistent and removed all names from the recipes. So without further ado -

The Recipe: Homemade Pancakes
Original Recipe Found In: The heads of our readers! (Thanks for participating!)

Recipe 1:

2 Eggs (separated)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup oil
1 cup milk
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg whites until stiff - set aside.
Beat egg yolks, add sugar and salt, beat in.
Add baking powder, beat until just mixed in well.
Add flour, milk, and oil. Beat until smooth, add vanilla.
Add egg whites to batter and FOLD gently. Let batter sit for 15-30 minutes prior to cooking. 

Recipe 2:

2 Tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
2 eggs
½ cup coconut milk
¼ teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
3 tbsp sifted coconut flour

Recipe 3: 

I usually use pancake mix. I know - ugh. But I do jazz it up some. I add blueberries to the mix either in the bowl or toss a few on the batter as it cooks. Also, I add a little something to the mix. Here's the recipe - 2 c. mix; 1 c. milk; 1 TBS. sugar; 2 Tbs. lemon juice; 2 tsp. baking powder; 2 eggs. It makes a lot so if you're cooking for one - cut it in half.

Recipe 4: 

Sunday morning pancakes consist of low-fat Bisquick ( I know - not much for imagination but it works) with a little sugar, vanilla - I like to add blueberries but not all in the family are a fan. Sometimes instead of syrup a nice change of pace is fresh fruit (pureed)
Recipe: 1 1/2 cups bisquick, 1 cup or so of milk to desired consistency, 1 egg, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla.
I also make homemade maple syrup - 2 cups white sugar, 1/4 packed brown sugar, 1 cup water - bring to boil - add 1 tsp maple flavor and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Store left over syrup in frig.

Recipe 5: 

Buttermilk Pancakes
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 Tblsp. melted butter
Beat eggs and buttermilk together. Add dry ingredients and melted butter. Beat until smooth - I use an electric hand mixer. Bake at 375 to 400 degrees on electric griddle - about 2 minutes per side. Makes 12 pancakes. Top with Homemade Maple Syrup.

Homemade Maple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar - loosely packed
1 cup water
a few drops Watkins Maple Flavoring
Bring sugars and water to a boil. Add maple flavoring and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over hot pancakes.

There you have it! Five different ways to make breakfast this morning...(or dinner tonight). That's all we have for you today. We're off tomorrow and back on Monday with the usual Monday feature. Have a great weekend and until next time...


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