November 8, 2010

Pancakes with Cinnamon Spiced Berries

Pancakes were one of the first foods I learned how to make.  For whatever reason when I order them out, they never taste as good as when I make them at home.  Most foods I think taste better when they are made by someone else.  Pancakes are about the only exception, and to break that idea my Mom's pancakes always taste better than mine.  This morning I woke up to a snowy mess and we haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet.  Mondays are my day off and Chris flew in last night on a red-eye from Seattle and came in this morning, so I thought it would be nice to have breakfast at home!

My pancake recipe couldn't be more easy:
1 cup milk
spoonful of white vinegar
1 egg
1 or 2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup flour (any kind)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
Mix together dry ingredients and stir in wet ingredients until just mixed
Batter will be lumpy, that's OK!
Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat 
Butter surface and spoon on batter
After 2 or 3 minutes you will see bubbles form on surface of pancake, now it's time to flip
Let cook for another minute and remove

Spiced Berries
These are amazing and the leftovers go well on ice cream, yogurt or cereal!
1 package of frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons agave nectar
cinnamon
nutmeg

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium to high heat
Add berries before butter browns
Bring to a boil
Turn down heat to low
Add agave and sprinkle cinnamon and fresh nutmeg onto berries
Let simmer for a few minutes and serve!

Serve pancakes with berries and fresh warm syrup.  If you warm your plate first it helps prevent the pancakes from becoming soggy!

11 comments:

  1. Pancakes are my absolute favourite breakfast, hands down! I never thought to add cinnamon to berries. yum!

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  2. Do you think if I made up the pancake batter and fruit sauce the night before it would be okay for cooking in the morning?

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  3. The berries definitely will keep. I think the batter would be OK. Though it really only takes a minute to make the batter if you could do it in the morning.

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  5. Wow the pancake looks deliciously mouth watering..I love pancakes and never have tried this variation...

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  6. Oh, how pretty, my lovely (smile). Seriously, these look really good!

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