Fluffy Pancakes


One of my favorite breakfast foods ever- pancakes!!!  I love them because the batter is so simple and you can dress it up any way you want.  I’ve made these with so many add-ins: strawberries, peaches, chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut+pineapple, peaches, banana, cinnamon- essentially any combination of things.  They always taste yum, and of course, you can’t go wrong with plain, golden brown, fluffy pancakes with maple syrup! =)

Ingredients

1 egg
2 tbsp butter (you can also substitute margarine or oil), melted
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp baking powder (NOT baking soda)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar

Directions

1.  Whisk the egg until it is light and fluffy.  Whisk in the butter, milk, and vanilla. 

2.  Whisk in the cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Once uniform, gently whisk in the flour until there are no flour lumps- do not over-mix or the pancakes will become tough.

3.  Heat a non-stick pan or griddle pan on med-high.  The pan is ready when you sprinkle a bit of water and it skitters across the surface.  Lightly butter the pan and then pour 1/4 -1/2 cup of pancake batter on the pan (depending on how big you want them).  If you want anything in your pancakes, you can sprinkle it on top of the batter in this step.  When you see bubbles form all over the surface and the outside edge (~1 inch) looks dry, flip them and cook the other side. 

4.  Remove and serve with your favorite toppings!

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