Pancakes, the all American breakfast food. Across the nation people strive to perfect this simple, but delicious item. Whether by adding ingredients or changing them entirely, there are many different variations on this classic. Here we will review the top three delicious pancake recipes.
The first recipe is the most basic. It is a recipe for a plain buttermilk pancake base.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsps butter melted
The dry ingredients must be mixed together in one bowl, and the wet ingredients combined in another. After stirring the contents of both bowls together, they should be poured onto a greased skillet or griddle set to 375 degrees. These should take about two minutes to cook on each side. This recipe provides enough batter to make twelve three-inch pancakes. These pancakes are perfectly light and fluffy, and for an added flair you can add blueberries to the batter while they cook.
Once you have mastered the basic pancake, you may feel the need to try something a little more adventurous. If that is the case, then cinnamon roll pancakes would be the perfect place to start. Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cinnamon roll breakfast? For these pancakes you will need some additional ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted (not boiling)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 2-ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the filling, simply mix the ingredients and store in a zip baggie until you need it. For the cream cheese glaze, first melt the butter and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Next you sift in the powdered sugar, stir it in, and then add the vanilla extract. Before cooking the pancakes, cut a small hole one of the corners of the zip bag.
To cook the pancakes, start just as you normally would. Just before flipping them, when the batter begins to bubble, swirl the cinnamon filling in a spiral pattern starting from the center of the pancake. Wait until the bubbles begin to pop, then flip. After the pancakes are done, drizzle the cream cheese glaze on top and you have a perfect cinnamon roll pancake, no syrup necessary.
For those who want a bold flavor, or if you simply want a more masculine pancake, another recipe to try is the pecan maple bacon pancake. This recipe is fairly simple, but the end result if full of flavor and, of course, bacon. Aside from the basic pancake recipe, the only extra ingredients are 6 slices of brown sugar bacon, and one half cup of pecans.
The bacon should be cooked before hand, and the pecans can be toasted if desired. Simply add pecans and bacon crumbs to the batter as it cooks on the griddle. Topped with delicious maple syrup, these pancakes will give you a great breakfast experience.
All of these pancakes have something different to offer, from sweet to savory. These pancakes are some of the best around. So if you’re hungry, try these recipes out today.