a surprisingly quick breakfast

i’m no slouch when it comes to breakfast. it’s probably my favorite meal of the day, everyday, all day and sometimes, even on weekdays when i’m rushing around to get erik out of the house because he just had to be at work extra early but i have to play the push and cajole and yell and threaten his genitals with physical harm game to get him out of bed … but that’s neither here nor there. my point today is PANCAKES. that is, pancakes not from a mix, as i would generally be wont to do because of said time restrictions. Baking Bites had this marvelous recipe for pancakes made with brown sugar that I wanted to try this weekend, but got outvoted by erik and alex in favor of erik’s “toad in a hole.” which is fine, i like that dish. and it just means i have a small stack of leftover pancakes that i can microwave and put in front of erik when i don’t feel like making eggs and just want my cereal (which he will choke down if he has to, but he really hates cereal for some ungodly reason. i know right? what kind of sane human being hates cereal? erik, that’s who). but i digress. try these. they’re fluffy and sweet and there’s an accompanying brown sugar maple syrup that i didn’t quite have time to make (even though it consists of basically melting butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup together) but i’m sure it’s just as divine as these lovely pancakes were.

Brown Sugar Pancakes
recipe courtesy Baking Bites

You Need:

3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups milk, any kind (i used my regular 2% milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla

melt the brown sugar and butter together and set it aside to cool. in a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. stir in the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cooled brown sugar mixture. mix this altogether well. heat up a griddle or a lightly greased pan on the stove in the meantime. ladle the batter out one at a time (it will be sort of thin batter). cook until the tops bubble and the edges are lightly browned. flip ’em and cook them until they’re done. you know how to cook pancakes. i don’t have to tell you how.

click the link above to access the recipe for brown sugar maple syrup. otherwise, these are just great with butter and regular maple.

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cooking music: Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing

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