One morning, Emilynn was complaining about lack of proper breakfast, so I whipped up these. They were so easy to whip together and make, even easier than previously stated easy pancakes. These will probably be my go-to recipe from now on because they only have items we always have in the house. Also, they had more taste than a lot of pancakes, and did not end up being heavy in my belly.
|Pancakes sans blueberries, with maple syrup on top|
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (or whole-wheat pastry flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup almond milk (or other milk: soy, rice, hazelnut, hemp, oat)
2 tablespoons canola oil (or nonhydrogenated, nondairy butter)
3 tablespoons liquid sweetener, such as apple juice concentrate, orange juice, or maple syrup
(½ cup blueberries)
Additional oil or butter for cooking (optional)
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, oil, and sweetener.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix just until moistened; a few lumps are okay. Fold in the blueberries if using, but don't overstir.
- Heat a nonstick griddle or saute pan over medium high heat. (You may add some oil or butter to the griddle or saute pan and heat until hot, but with a nonstick pan, you don't need it.)
- Pour batter onto the griddle to form circle about 4 inches in diameter. Cook the pancakes for a couple minutes on one side until bubbles appear on the surface. Slide a spatula under the pancake and flip it over. Cook the pancakes on the other side for another 2 minutes or so. Continue until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes in all.
- Makes ~8 pancakes