Thursday, January 31, 2019

Milk-Free Pancakes

These should really be called "Polar Vortex" pancakes!  The hubby bought milk this past Sunday, but with the subzero temperatures and Dominic aka "Mr. Milk"  being home all week from school, we ran out of milk last night. Having cold cereal was out of the question this morning for breakfast and I have had eggs several times this week, so I decided to whip up some pancakes with water instead. When I first told the hubby I was going to do that, his response was less than enthusiastic. Yes, he has been home two days in a row (his office is closed). Well, guess what? you really can't tell the difference. My husband was pleasantly surprised, because they were so scrumptious! I tossed some chopped walnuts into his and some chopped pecans into mine. One word - YUMMY!


2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups water
6 tablespoons white sugar
5 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups white flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, put the eggs, water, white sugar, canola oil and vanilla. Stir with a large spoon until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. A few lumps here and there is okay. Let it sit five minutes. Heat up an electric griddle or a griddle on the stove. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. If desired, add chopped walnuts or pecans or chocolate chips. This recipe makes eight 6-inch pancakes. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup. Store covered in the fridge.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Blueberry and Pecan Pancakes

The hubby has been home for the holiday break for over two weeks. Today is his last day before he goes back to work to his office tomorrow. He typically eats his breakfast at work - it's a bagel, oatmeal or cereal. I've made us scrambled eggs probably just two or three times since he's been home. This morning, I asked him if he would be interested in blueberry pancakes. He was, so I whipped some up and decided to toss in some chopped pecans too! Wow, these are yummy, but boy, are they FILLING. My hubby has a pretty healthy appetite, but he only had one!  I asked him how he liked the pancakes and he said, "they are good, they are REALLY good!" After over 28 years together, he knows just the right thing to say!


2 1/2 cups white flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
6 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl, put all ingredients except the blueberries and pecans. Using a whisk or large spoon, mix until just combined (a few lumps are okay). Gently fold in the blueberries and pecans with a large spoon. Pour batter onto a large griddle (on the stove) or an electric griddle (spray either with non-stick cooking spray first). This recipe makes six 6-inch pancakes. You can make them smaller if you would like.  Store covered in the fridge.

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