We don’t cook as much as I’d like these days but one thing we always make sure to cook is breakfast. I love how quick it is to prepare and my kids are their hungriest (and therefore the least picky) in the morning. We usually make one of our tried-and-true egg recipes (fritatta, bottomless quiche, etc.) and add some avocado and fresh fruit, but once a week we switch it up and treat our kids to pancakes. It’s their absolute favourite meal and they love to help make them. At this point Isabelle could probably make the pancakes completely on her own (she knows quantities and everything), save for the hot pan part.
These pancakes are a slight variation of this recipe. I’ve tried so many different pancake recipes, and this one is by far my favourite. They are so fluffy and perfect and anyone who tries them says they’re the best pancakes they’ve had. This recipe makes about 8 pancakes (approximately 10cm / 4″ in diameter). I always make a double portion for our family of four (my kids eat a crazy amount) and then we have a few left over to put in the fridge for later (they’re so tasty when eaten cold as well).
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp butter
Step 1 . Combine milk and vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. (This sours the milk, which is what makes them so nice and fluffy.)
Step 2 . Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 3 . Melt 2 tbsp butter in the microwave.
Step 4 . Whisk melted butter and egg into the milk and vinegar mixture.
Step 5 . Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until there are no more lumps.
Step 6 . Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the remaining 1 tbsp of butter. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear. Flip and cook until browned on the second side.
Step 7 . Enjoy your fluffy pancakes!
The kids dinnerware I’m using here is Re-play Recycled. Their plates, bowls, utensils, and cups are made out of recycled HDPE plastic (basically recycled milk jugs!) and are free from BPA, BPS, PVC, lead, phthalates and melamine. They have so many amazing colours available (I really want a set of black as well to match our black dinnerware) and I absolutely love the simple, modern design. My favourite kids dinnerware by far.