Here is a recipe for delicious maple syrup pancakes:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
- Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look dry, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, until golden brown.
- Serve the pancakes hot, topped with additional maple syrup and your choice of toppings, such as butter and fresh berries.
Tips for making pancakes
Here are some tips for making perfect pancakes every time:
- Use the right kind of flour: All-purpose flour is the most commonly used flour for pancakes, but you can also use whole wheat or oat flour for a healthier option. Avoid using self-rising flour, as it will make the pancakes too dense.
- Don’t overmix the batter: Mix the dry and wet ingredients just until combined, being careful not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to tough, dense pancakes.
- Let the batter rest: Allowing the batter to rest for a few minutes before cooking will help the pancakes turn out fluffy and tender.
- Use a nonstick skillet or griddle: A nonstick surface will help the pancakes cook evenly and prevent them from sticking. Be sure to preheat the skillet or griddle over medium heat before cooking the pancakes.
- Don’t flip the pancakes too soon: Wait until the edges of the pancake start to look dry and bubbles form on the surface before flipping. If you flip the pancake too soon, it will be undercooked and may fall apart.
- Adjust the heat as needed: If the pancakes are cooking too quickly or too slowly, adjust the heat as needed. The heat should be medium-low to medium, depending on your stove.
- Serve the pancakes hot: Pancakes are best served hot, straight off the griddle. To keep them warm while cooking the rest of the batch, place the finished pancakes on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven.
What to eat with pancakes?
Pancakes are a classic breakfast food that can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings and accompaniments. Here are a few ideas for what to eat with pancakes:
- Maple syrup: The classic pancake topping, maple syrup adds a sweet and savory flavor to pancakes. You can also try using honey, agave nectar, or another type of syrup.
- Fresh fruit: Top your pancakes with sliced bananas, berries, or diced peaches for a burst of natural sweetness and color.
- Nut butter: Spread your favorite nut butter, such as peanut or almond butter, on top of your pancakes for a protein-packed topping.
- Whipped cream: Add a dollop of whipped cream to your pancakes for a decadent and creamy topping.
- Chocolate chips: Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips over your pancakes for a chocolatey twist on the classic breakfast treat.
- Bacon: For a savory twist on pancakes, try topping them with crispy bacon.
- Yogurt: Add a dollop of plain or flavored yogurt to your pancakes for a refreshing and healthy topping.
- Nuts: Sprinkle your pancakes with chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, for a crunchy and flavorful topping.
- Grilled chicken: If you’re in the mood for a savory breakfast, try topping your pancakes with grilled chicken and your choice of sauce.
- Savory toppings: Try topping your pancakes with sautéed vegetables, scrambled eggs, or a fried egg for a savory breakfast option.
There are endless possibilities for what to eat with pancakes, so feel free to get creative and try out different toppings and accompaniments to find your favorite combination!