Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day = Pancakes on a Weekday

When I saw these pancakes just yesterday over at Baking Serendipity, I immediately printed them out thinking we'd have them one lazy Sunday.

Well, another 9 inches of snow on the ground, no school for the kids and a very late arrival at the office for me meant we could have homemade pancakes on a Wednesday!  I love that many of Sarah's recipes are made with whole wheat flour too so be sure to check out her entire blog.  Just makes them a little less of a guilty pleasure.

Sarah's Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pancakes

1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt butter and stir in brown sugar in small bowl.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.  Mix well. Gently stir in brown sugar and butter making sure to blend completely.  The batter will now be very airy and light (well, mine was anyway). Spoon batter onto greased griddle or large skillet, cooking well on both sides.  I love how these rose up high.  
My daughter, who has been complaining about everything I make lately tasting "too healthy" loved these.  Finally!!
The downside.  Snuggling on the couch with the kids, watching the weather on GMA and eating these fluffy pancakes made me just want to go back to bed.


  1. They look delicious! Your storm is heading my way...they are calling for 6 to 8 inches of snow between this afternoon and evening. It looks like it is going to start soon, the clouds are hanging low!
    Enjoy your late morning!

  2. betty, every time I wach your blog i getting hungry ;-)

  3. Snows days are not something we see around hurricane days...maybe (not for a long time though)

    My daughter is now getting used to asking for whole wheat when she has a choice. I have only made pancakes once (banana) pancakes. I did get a waffle maker for Christmas and I want to make your pumpkin waffles. What is the difference between waffle and pancake batter?

  4. Yum! Going to give these a try on Sunday! Jayden LOVES pancakes!

  5. Egbkid - sorry we sent that snow your way!

    Lyndsey - that's awesome about your daughter requesting whole wheat. I wish I knew about it 20 years ago.

    Laura - I hope you like them. You know, I Jayden was under consideration when I was pregnant with my son. I have always loved that name.