Old Fashioned Pancakes

Have you always wanted to make a nice breakfast for your family? But never had the time? Well, that is all about to change. The good news is, you no longer have to reach for that trusty box of pancake mix at the grocery store. You can make these! These Old Fashioned pancakes have easily half of the amount of sodium in a box mix, and none of those head-scratching preservatives!  Aside from all that, who doesn’t like waking up on Saturday morning to a plate of warm, buttery pancakes topped with syrup? This is a basic recipe that you can tailor any way you want, think of it as the starting point for greatness. Or you could just make the pancakes as is and top them with whipped cream and a delicious fruit syrup…;) You won’t hear any judgement from me! In the words of Queenbee: “When push comes to shove, simple is always better.” In light of that fact, let’s make this a simple post by moving on ahead to the recipe instead of yammering on and on about how great it is…..

The Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour, 2 cups evaporated milk, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 egg, 4 tbsp. melted butter, 1/3 cup quick oats (optional), 1/3 cup applesauce (optional).

Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil or butter to a large skillet over medium heat, make the pancake batter while the skillet heats up. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of the evaporated milk, the melted butter, and the egg. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet. Fold together until just combined. If you are using the optional ingredients, whisk together the remaining half cup of milk with the applesauce and oats, fold in until just combined. If you don’t want to get that complicated, just add the remaining milk by itself. Cook the pancakes in batches until you have no batter left. Serve warm with desired toppings. This recipe makes about a dozen pancakes.

Just look at the hot, delicious, succulent little pancake….there’s nothing quite like pancakes made from scratch. Something about it just says: home. 

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