The Best & Easiest Pancake Recipe Ever!
In Honor of #nationalpancakeday, I’m sharing with you my super simple recipe for the Best Pancakes!
Happy National Pancake Day!…I’ve never met a pancake or a pancake recipe I didn’t like, have you? What’s not to like, their fluffiness, sweetness, butteriness goodness? I could go on forever, but I’ll spare you. In fact, I love them so much I make them every single Sunday for our “Big Family Breakfast,” rarely deviating from the menu. Because of this, I have perfected my pancake recipe. And not to brag but the words “these are the best pancakes” have been heard in my kitchen. So in honor of National Pancake day, I thought I would share the love and the recipe, a word I am using generously (you will see why below)
The Best Pancake Recipe Ever
The Best Pancake Recipe Ever…Are you ready for it? It’s so easy, I’m not even going to use the recipe format for this one. You just add one teaspoon of Mexican Vanilla to your batch of pancakes, that’s it, folks. Nope, I don’t do a special scratch pancake batter, I have tried some in the past but for the amount of work that went into them, I didn’t find them to be any better. So I went back to boxed pancake mixes. I do however have a preference in boxed pancake mixes…Krusteaz!
If you have been reading my blog, you know I’m married to a bodybuilder, so adding extra protein to every meal is an unwritten rule in my household. So when Krusteaz came out with their new buttermilk Protein pancake mix I thought I would give it a whirl. Boy howdy, I was not disappointed, these pancakes are light and airy, yet filling and sweet (because of the vanilla)
Start by mixing up your boxed pancake mix and add 1 teaspoon vanilla per 12 pancakes. Pop those babies on your very well greased, hot griddle and cook up as usual. That’s it ladies and gents. The difference in taste is night and day, and your family will let you know, these are different, better and your family will want you to make these from now on.
Pancake Tricks for Pancake Virgins
If you are a pancake virgin here are a few hints that will help you to make your best pancake
- Grease your griddle with butter (real salted butter not spray) in between each batch of pancakes. The pancakes will taste richer and flip easier.
- Don’t flip your pancakes until you see bubbles throughout the pancake. The bubbles let you know the pancakes are done.
Why Mexican Vanilla?
One of the many benefits to living in a border town is having items like Mexican Vanilla readily available. Therefore I don’t know any different. Well, not true…I accidentally bought vanilla extract from the grocery store once in my 20’s and I learned my lesson quickly. The depth of flavor and richness in color just does not compare. You have to do your label research though. Many vanillas labeled “Pure or Mexican” are not pure Mexican Vanilla. True Mexican Vanillas are processed differently (mainly by hand) therefore deriving a different flavor. Some critics and the FDA warns against Mexican vanilla citing high levels of a toxin Coumarin, I’ll take my chances. I’m not drinking it or bathing in it for peet’s sake.
So there you have it, my hack for pancakes…Add Mexican Vanilla and it will up your pancake game 100% and the compliments will start pouring in!
What food hacks have you discovered lately? I’d love to know in comments!