Monday, October 4, 2010

{ my favorite pancake recipe }

shhh... my super secret pancake recipe..

the one everyone loves...
the one that makes our house the best to spend the night at...

it's from Laurel's Kitchen.

I love, love, love this cookbook.

At 18 years old, in my first apartment,
I poured over this cookbook for hours
learning how to cook a real meal.
Years later, as a new mother,
I planned my meals from it as
I sat in my rocker nursing the days away.

Now, it still remains one of my top go-to recipe books.

Old Fashioned Pancakes

(from The New Laurel's Kitchen)

2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. wheat germ

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp. sea salt

2 large eggs

2 1/2 - 3 c. organic milk (or soy, rice, almond, coconut milk)

2 tbsp. oil

Stir together the dry ingredients.

Beat the eggs & add to the milk.

Mix into the dry ingredients, stirring briefly & add the oil.

Cook on the hot griddle.

That's it...the basic recipe.

Super simple.

I like to keep a mixture of the dry ingredients on hand for quick breakfasts

but we rarely make them plain following just this recipe.

A lot of the time I add a tsp. of vanilla or almond extract to the wet ingredients.

These are great with..

~ a handful of blueberries thrown in (fresh or frozen),

~fresh raspberries & chocolate chips..yum.

~ Thin sliced bananas laid on the pancake right after it is poured on the griddle..mmm..along with a dash of fresh vanilla bean and chopped walnuts in the batter.

~ with cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, grated ginger & thinly sliced apples laid over the pancake after it's poured on the griddle..ooohhh lala

~ with the same added spices as above but grating the apple & adding a handful of raisins..

~ chocolate or carob chips & dried cherries..

~ plain with Amish butter, jam, yogurt, apple butter, honey, fresh fruit...etc...on top.

There are endless possibilties with pancakes.

{ Apple Owl pancakes were requested this weekend... sweet, huh?? and yum~o }
What is your go-to breakfast recipe???


  1. Your pancakes look wonderful! You can't get a better recommendation than the fact that yours is the best house to spend the night at. ;) I love all the add-in ideas.

  2. lol ~ Moms have called me the next day asking what my secret is for pancakes becausee thier kids LOVE them. The biggest secret.....they don't come out of a box!!! :)