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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tender Pancakes

Do you know that feeling when you re-discover how good something is, and then you binge? I think I'm at the point where I can't stop making pancakes for breakfast. Since last week, I have made pancakes three times. Three!

Well, who can blame me? My usual morning routine consists of waking up at 6:30am and rushing to catch a bus, my breakfast consists of cold cereal, a piece of toast, or half a bagel. Not exactly Mmmm worthy.

So when I found a quick and easy pancake recipe, I just couldn't stop. I wanted a nice hot breakfast with fruits and maple syrup!

Tender Pancakes
Recipe adapted from Gale Gand's Brunch!
(Makes about eight to ten 3- to 4-inch wide pancakes)

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
3/8 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 large egg
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of canola oil
unsalted butter, for cooking
1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional but highly recommended)
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a fork and then mix in the milk and oil.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and combine. It doesn't have to be smooth, lumps are actually encouraged! If you want, add the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Use a ladle, spoon, or transfer the batter to a pitcher for easy pouring.
  5. Heat your griddle/pan over medium heat. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter on it.
  6. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the batter. Watch for bubbles that rise to the top of the pancake. This is generally the time to flip! You can also take a peek with your spatula to see if the other side is golden brown.
  7. Flip your pancake and when it is golden brown, it is ready to be served!
Those are the instructions from the cookbook, but I found doing a one bowl method to work just as well. I added all the ingredients at once and then gave it a good stir and it was ready to go!

Don't forget to add fresh fruit and maple syrup! Have a lovely weekend everyone.


  1. Oh my goodness - they look like perfection in pancake form to me. Yum!

  2. Is it 3/8 tsp or 1/8 tsp of salt?

  3. Chele - Thank you! They are really nice and light!

    Le ricette dell'Amore Vero - grazie!

    Berendina - It is 3/8 teaspoon, I know it's a bit odd, but I double checked the recipe.

  4. I can't believe how beautifully fluffy those pancakes look! I will try this recipe! I am kicking myself now because I was just at the grocery store and I almost bought choc. chips...but I didn't! Darn!

  5. I just recently made some pancakes...but will try this version, looks so good=) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Um, thanks for making my pancake cravings even worse! I don't think I have an excuse not to make this recipe, it looks so easy.

  7. The pancakes look so fluffy! I want some now! Love pancakes!

  8. It is really ideal for a pancake to be topped with real maple syrup. One tablespoon of maple syrup contains about 55 calories. To increase the nutritive value you could add some maple syrup to some plain yogurt and add some fresh fruits to top off your pancake.

  9. Yep ! I made these today for our lunch (hehehe) and they were awesome !!!
    They did not rise as up as 3 to 4 inches, I'd say 2, but still, with the maple syrup it was worth all its calories !
    Thanks for sharing such good recipes with us !

  10. I have a go to recipe for pancakes but I'll have to give this one a try. I actually have this book so I'll look it up= thanks!

  11. Bonnie, pancakes and maple syrup without the chocolate chips is just as good. These are high rising pancakes! I hope they turn out well for you. ;)

    cusinera, no problem. Did you post your pancakes?

    apparentlyjessy, come on! Time to make pancakes!

    Cherry, make some! =)

    Eat Drink Smile, thank you for that tidbit!

    The Cakerator, yes!

    Karinne, pancakes are good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. =) Seriously, we've had pancakes for dinner many times before. Oops, I meant to say 3-4 inches wide, not in height. I've fixed that now.

    Monica H, as a heads up, I did adapt it, so there's a tiny difference from the book. I didn't have or use the potato starch. Let me know how it is if you do use it.

  12. OMGosh...now I know what my Hubs is making us for breakfast. I'd even be having these for dinner too!!!

  13. Oh my oh my. Those are quite fluffy. Yummmmmmy!

  14. These look so fluffy and delish! I must try and veganize these for my next brunch :)

  15. Nonna Beach, pancakes anytime! How did yours turn out?

    The Addicted Baker, they are both fluffy and yummy!

    Little Miss Cupcakes, let me know how the vegan version turns out! =)

  16. Ooh those pancakes look so gorgeously fluffy. Bookmarked to try asap!

  17. amazing pancakes, im baking em right this moment for my eldest brother's breakfast before he leaves for work, can you please tell me if buttermilk rather than milk makes the pancake even lighter?

  18. Hi Sean, I don't know if buttermilk vs milk makes the pancakes even lighter because I haven't tried it yet. But I would say go ahead and substitute it, I can only imagine it tasting better!

  19. just made these...YUM. i also ground up flax seeds to put in the batter. these are so good with bacon that you don't need to add syrup. just plain delish pancakes! mmmmmm!