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Pancakes Two Ways - Beginner & Expert

Pancakes Two Ways - Beginner & Expert

Nothing says breakfast more than a stack full of warmed pancakes. Although I'm more of an eggs and bacon type of girl, every once in awhile, even I get a craving for delicious breakfast treats doused in gooey maple syrup. Sure you can make them with a box of Bisquick, but it really only takes a few minutes more to mix your own dry ingredients - something that the most novice of cooks can masterfully measure out. A dish that can be altered to your level of culinary expertise, pancakes are a must have in your recipe collection. To keep it simple, use the beginner recipe or challenge yourself with the expert recipe (that's actually not that much more difficult!) just


Beginner Pancakes
From Nicole Pluss

2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
Oil, butter, cooking spray

  1. Crack two eggs into a bowl. Plonk the flour and salt on top of eggs
  2. Pour in milk and mix with spoon or quickly with handheld mixer. Let the mixture rest for ten minutes.
  3. Heat frying pan and melt butter or oil.
  4. Pour in mixture to the size you like. Once bubbles have evenly formed over the top of the pancake flip it over to cook the other side. Once it is cooked through flip onto plate.
  5. Top with butter, jam, cream, maple syrup, ice-cream, honey, lemon and sugar … whatever you like!

Serves 4.


Expert Pancakes
From Bon Appetit magazine

Maple Syrup Apples
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
3 large Golden Delicious apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pancakes
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Additional unsalted butter
Additional pure maple syrup

  1. For maple syrup apples: melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and 1 tablespoon maple syrup; sauté until apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in remaining 1/2 cup maple syrup and cinnamon.
  2. For pancakes: combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl; whisk to blend. Whisk buttermilk, yogurt, and egg in medium bowl to blend; add to dry ingredients and stir until just blended but still lumpy. Gently mix in 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter.
  3. Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread thin coating of butter over griddle and let melt.
  4. Working in batches, drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto griddle, spacing apart. Cook pancakes until brown on bottom and bubbles form on top, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes over and cook until bottoms are brown and pancakes are barely firm to touch. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more butter to griddle as needed.
  5. Spoon apples over pancakes. Serve, passing additional maple syrup.

Serves 4.

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junkotokiio junkotokiio 7 years
nice easy recipe, i just made some with blueberry on top, and they taste sooo good!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Ever since we got a griddle, I've had the easiest time making pancakes and they always turn out! Of course I go with the easy kind...:)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
MMMMMMMM....carbs....
janemast janemast 9 years
Looks delicious...might have to add some cocolate chips though!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I love pancakes smeared in butter or with flavored syrup! Or chocolate chips!!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Oooo this looks so good.
vapidintuition vapidintuition 9 years
Its funny, even though the weather here has been extremely hot even in the early morning, I've been waking up extra early just so I can make myself pancakes for breakfast. I love pancakes.
taylorbath taylorbath 9 years
Blueberry pancakes are my favorite!
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i prefer waffles, but love me some banana pancakes!!
girlboy girlboy 9 years
drools
bgirl bgirl 9 years
Definitely would love to see your recipe KerryG! I love pancakes, and while I consider myself to be a good cook, I always end up screwing up pancakes when I make them...even from the box!
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 9 years
I ♥ pancakes! :drool:
zc zc 9 years
i love pancakes, suck at making them though
mellafe mellafe 9 years
I tried pancakes for the first time not too long ago and love them! Especially with butter. I'm def. going to try the beginners recipe, because I had one that didn't really work when I tried to make it. Thanks!
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 9 years
I love making pancakes. I think adding sprinkles makes them even more fun--and colorful!
clarkware clarkware 9 years
I love pancakes and have tried all different recipes. The best pancake I have ever had is Maple Grove Farms Buttermilk and Honey Pancake and Waffle mix. I've tried so many different recipes and have not been able to duplicate the MGF. They are light and extremely flavorful and you'd never know they are from a box. I don't bother making any from scratch anymore since they are perfection!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
Agreed, KerryG. So easy to make and so much better tasting than from a box.
ccy ccy 9 years
My sistet makes the beginer pancakes every sunday morning for breakfast. YUM!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
Yay, pancakes! It amazes me how many people only ever make them from a box - they're so easy and taste so much better from scratch. I'm out the door right now, but I'll have to post my family's traditional buttermilk pancake recipe later.
j-adore2 j-adore2 9 years
yum i love pancakes!!
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