The Best Saturday Morning Pancakes
Honestly, is there anything better than Saturday morning pancakes? My husband, Austin, has absolutely mastered the art of pancake making. The recipe that he uses is pretty simple and you probably already have the ingredients to make these pancakes this weekend. I'm not going to be one of those bloggers who tells you their life story before posting the recipe, so I'll just get right down to it so you can enjoy some pancakes.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups the milk of your choice, I prefer 2% for this recipe.
3 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, set aside for now.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
Stir milk and egg together.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.
Pour the butter and milk mixture into the well.
Use a wire whisk to stir everything together until just combined. It will be slightly thick and lumpy but should be well incorporated. Be careful not to overmix, which will lead to chewy pancakes.
Leave the batter to hang out while heating a lightly oiled skillet or griddle to medium-high heat. Any neutral oil will do. I find that coconut oil works really well. (Make sure you don't touch that batter while the pan is heating up. The chill time is important as it will give some time for the bubbles to pop so you don't end up with a majorly fluffy and massive pancake. Not what we're going for in this recipe.)
Scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
Cook each side for 3-6 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
As with all recipes, you're welcome to get creative. Blueberry pancakes are always delicious. Chocolate chips make for a sweet way to start the day. Or maybe a classic topping of maple syrup is the way to go. However you take them, pancakes are tasty and one of my favorite ways to get the weekend started.
Maddie Dauterman lives in Issaquah, WA
with her husband and cat. On most days you can find her reading, baking, or exploring in nature.