I whipped up these pancakes for breakfast this morning and covered them with a smear of butter and a little jam. I dare say a bit of whipped cream wouldn’t have gone astray (yum!). Mitch had them with butter, blueberries, raspberries, sliced banana and a bit of raspberry jam and then I made him plop them on the table so I could take 20 or so photos of them (poor guy).
I would mention that if cinnamon and vanilla aren’t your thang then you can omit one or both ingredients from this recipe. Alternately my banana pancake recipe is a lot milder in flavour. These also wouldn’t be suited to being drowned in maple syrup (I have a feeling the cinnamon would clash with the maple flavour) so if syrup is a must when you have pancakes then definitely leave out the cinnamon.
This recipe only makes 8 pancakes (using a 1/4 cup to measure out the batter) so I’d probably double it next time for our family of 5. If you like you could mix through a 1/2 cup of blueberries in the batter for vanilla, cinnamon and blueberry pancakes!
In a bowl place the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt
In a small bowl or jug place the milk, egg and vanilla and give them a quick whisk
Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour the milk mixture in gradually as you whisk it in with your other hand (taking a proper photo of this process is tricky given I only have two hands but you get the idea!)
When combined (a little lumpy is fine but if you do this gradually and gently whisking from the middle out in a circular motion, incorporating more flour as you go it should come out pretty smooth)
Pour in the melted tablespoon of butter and mix in
On a hot fry pan place a little butter or oil (hopefully your pan isn’t as scratched up and ancient as mine)
Pour in 1/4 cup of batter over medium heat (turn it down a little if your pancakes start to burn)
When it starts to bubble/dimple flip over and brown the other side for a minute
Stack them up on a plate and serve however you’d like! Butter, fresh fruit and a squirt of whipped cream would be my first choice. Butter and jam was delish this morning!
* Recipe inspired by the BBC Good Food Blueberry Pancake recipe