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 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
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
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!