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Subject: pancake recipes?
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 9:38 AM ET
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I have a good starter pancake recipe. Its basically 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon sugar. See? Easy to remember! Well, to this I have been adding either one banana, or 1/2 cup pumpkin and then some cinnamon for my kids breakfasts.

What else would be good to add to their pancakes? Do you have a good pancake recipe (flavored?)?

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 11:51 AM ET
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I have a recipe like yours except I put 1/2 tsp baking soda and 3 tbs of melted (real) butter and I also add a splash of vanilla extract.  Acutally, the melted butter makes a big difference.  I accidentally fixed pancakes without it one morning and my husband said "What did you do different?  These aren't as good as they usually are."

When you add the pumpkin, try adding pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon for that extra kick. 

Oh, I also used buttermilk instead of sweet milk.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 4:43 PM ET
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I put peanut butter in mine.

You could also use apple sauce, blueberries,oats, nuts, honey.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 6:04 PM ET
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Paige, Peanut butter is a *really* good idea.

Sharon, we do buttermilk, too! It makes for especially good pancakes.  I also like them with whole wheat. You know, they can't tell the difference without the 1 tablespoon oil (or butter), so I dropped it. 

I am kinda wanting to try shredded carrots- sort of like a "carrot cake"? Add all the spices and stuff into the pancakes with shredded carots and raisins? Since they eat these good, I wanted to keep some fun in them for me. :-)

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 1:24 AM ET
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Blueberries in season. :)

You can make faux buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of whole milk, and stirring it before adding it to your pancakes.  For me it's easier than buying a separate thing of buttermilk.

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 6:54 AM ET
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Don't forget chocolate chips, for an occasional treat.  Top with some whipped cream instead of syrup.  Yum.

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 7:51 AM ET
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L, I do the same thing only I use Vinegar instead of lemon juice.  I let it set for a couple of minutes then use.

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Oh, I didn't mention the chocolate chip pancakes *we already have* because I didn't want to get a "bad mommy smack", LOL.Those are soooooo yummy! Like a big breakfast cookie!

I do the buttermilk "cheat", too!

Subject: pancakes
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 1:19 PM ET
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    You could always add "Blueberry " I have heard of that .


                                  Dolores H.

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 3:16 PM ET
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One of my favorites is to take a ripe banana or two (depending on how many pancakes you are making), mash it up and add it to the batter. We also add walnuts - yum!

My kids love adding mini chocolate chips.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 12:49 PM ET
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When you make buttermilk pancakes, it needs to be baking soda in the mix of dry ingredients.  You can make up little packets of the dry ingredients ahead of time, so that in the morning you can whip up the pancakes in a jiffy. 

Dry ingredients: 1 TBSP. sugar, 1 cup sifted flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.  Other ingredients: 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, and 1 TBSP melted butter. 

Method:  MIX all together only until the dry ingredients disappear.  DROP spoonfuls on HOT griddle and COOK until edges appear done.  TURN only ONCE, to cook on second side.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 1:44 PM ET
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I thought I would share this with all of you- This was *really* good:

Carrot Cake Pancakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup packed brown or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream cheese spread:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon

*my adjustments- I used "1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice" for the spices as it contains the same recipe in similar proportions, and then added a little extra cinnamon. I used packed brown sugar. Due to moisture content of the carrots, I added a little extra flour to these. They needed to be cooked slowly. VERY slowly. I also added a "buttercream drizzle" instead of the cream cheese and just used rgeular maple syrup. I only used pecans in half the recipe. It doesn't need them.

These were sooooo yummy, but very rich. They would of been better with bacon served on the side to counter their sweetness a bit.


Date Posted: 10/7/2008 10:07 AM ET
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This morning I grated two peeled golden delicious apples, and added that to my base recipe with 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon, and two tablespoons of packed brown sugar instead of 1 tablespoon white sugar. I added 1/4 cup extra flour because of the high moisture content of the apples.

Yummy! The kids gobbled them right up. :-)

Subject: Pancakes
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 11:52 AM ET
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I have to admit, though I consider my self a "scratch" cook, and devoted baker, I no longer make pancakes from scratch. I use Krusteaz! I had them at a Church pancake breakfast, so I bought some on my next trip to Costco, the price was excellent, considering you only have to add water.....I do vary them, sometimes I add a good dollop of yogurt, or ricotta. They have the perfect texture.

However, I do make my own blueberry maple syrup......  :-)

Happy Cooking!