Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes
My 3 year old daughter requested strawberry pancakes for this week’s edition of Pancake Wednesday. I wanted to do something a little special with Valentine’s Day coming up so I went to the Google machine to find a recipe. I found a recipe for strawberry chocolate chip pancakes on Justapinch.com and went with it.
Lulu insisted on “helping” and quickly pulled a chair up to the counter as I raced to get the ingredients from the pantry before she dumped the two pound bag of flour on the dog. She mixed the chocolate chips and flour together while I searched for eggs.
Crap. No eggs.
I improvised and used a 1/4 cup of applesauce in place of the eggs. I also added a tablespoon of vanilla and two tablespoons of melted butter to the Justapinch.com recipe. The pancakes were delicious and pink, which made them a big hit with both kids. These are a fast and easy Valentine’s Day treat for your little onesPin It Tweet
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pancakes
In my continuing effort to up the ante on Pancake Wednesday, and aided by an unplanned day off thanks to the blizzard that wasn’t, I went searching through the fridge yesterday to see what I could whip together. I found some cream cheese and having made ricotta pancakes figured I’d give cream cheese a try. I found this recipe and went to work.
The recipe calls for the cream cheese to be mixed into the pancake batter. I was skeptical at first as I rolled the clumps of cream cheese around the bowl of flour, egg, and milk. I worked out fine but next time I’ll set the cream cheese on the counter for a half hour before I start.
After mixing the batter I remembered that we had frozen strawberries in the freezer. I dumped some strawberries in a bowl, zapped them in the microwave for a minute, quickly diced them, and dumped them into the batter.
I was a little nervous about how this concoction would go over with the kids. My daughter loves strawberries so I figured she’d be fine but my son can be very picky and sometimes doesn’t like curveballs thrown his way; cream cheese pancakes was a definite curveball.
He took the first bite and said “Dad these are good. Did you know there’s sour cream in here?”
"Actually it’s cream cheese. So you like them?"
"Yep, they’re like regular pancakes only better."
So there you have it, a full fledged endorsement from a picky six year old.Pin It Tweet
Apple Butter Pancakes
My daughter requested apple butter pancakes for this week’s Pancake Wednesday festivities. It was a great suggestion, especially coming from a three year old, and one that I hadn’t previously considered. I’ve used apple sauce in pancakes plenty of times but I must say that apple butter pancakes whoop up on apple sauce pancakes. I made this recipe up on the fly so feel free to experiment. Here’s what we came up with:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup of brown sugar
3 heaping tablespoons of apple butter
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 cups of milk
1 golden delicious apple, peeled and diced
Next up … peach butter pancakes.
Enjoy.Pin It Tweet
Apricot Butter Pancakes with Granola Topping
Honestly I didn’t even know that apricot butter was a thing until my wife purchased it a few weeks ago to use in an Easter dinner recipe. I was intrigued, and as I’m often wont to do, said “I’m gonna put that in pancakes!”
Well, I did just that on Wednesday night and they were awesome. Here’s the rundown of the recipe.
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1/2 cup Splenda
2 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of apricot butter
After putting together the batter I had the idea to crumble some granola on top of each pancake. I didn’t have any loose granola so I bashed a Nature Valley Oats & Honey bar into submission.
The kids scarfed them up and were really amused by the granola crumble. I get the feeling they’ll want granola crumbled on top of just about everything from now on.Pin It Tweet