We had pancakes and sausage for dinner last night and I was sure to make a few teeny tiny pancakes for Cam to have for lunch today.
Why is breakfast so much better at lunch or dinner time?
I mean I never want a bowl of cereal for breakfast but I can always eat it for dinner or an afternoon snack.
What’s that about?
My kids go nuts when I tell them we’re having breakfast for dinner.
It’s like we’re breaking a rule but it’s o.k. because I’m the mom so I can totally do that.
In her ELB are those four left-over pancakes from dinner last night. I flavored them with cinnamon and a little vanilla. She also has some all natural breakfast sausage in her silicone pig (I couldn’t resist), a few slices of an organic apple, some maple syrup for dipping, and some organic raisins.
I always make pancakes from scratch because it’s so easy there’s really no reason not to. Here’s the recipe I always use. It’s never failed me.
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk (I use almond)
1 beaten egg
1/2 Tbsp sugar (optional)
tiny pinch of salt (optional)
Whisk dry ingredients together until combined. Add wet ingredients and whisk just until combined. A few lumps are o.k.
Heat griddle or pan to medium.
I like to keep a little bowl of melted butter next to my stove to brush the pan with between pancakes but you can also use non-stick spray if you need it.
Drop desired amount of batter onto your pan. I use an ice cream scoop but you can also use a squeeze bottle which makes it really easy. Don’t have a squeeze bottle? Wash out an empty ketchup bottle.
Cook on first side until bubbles appear on top. I usually take a little peek underneath before I flip to make sure things are nice and brown. Cook about 30 seconds to a minute more on the second side and then plate it up!
I usually get 6-8 regular sized pancakes out of this batter but you can easily double or triple it if you need more. As long as you have equal parts self-rising flour and milk, and an egg, you have pancakes.
You could also add to the batter:
2 Tbsp melted butter
chocolate chips (or any other kind of chips really)
greens or protein powder