Strawberry Pancakes

I’ll just say it… we’re one pancake eatin’ family! 

We all love them (especially Wyatt), and used to buy the dry premixed stuff. Mixes are super easy, and tasty enough to make a four year old happy. Up until a month or so ago, that was fine by us. Boy we had no idea what we were missing!

Lucky for us Georgia actually got some snow. It was enough to shut down Atlanta and our suburb of Peachtree City for a few days, and it was great! We never lost power; Wyatt got to use his new sled from Santa Claus; I got to hide away inside with my new baby Ruby; and we found the ultimate pancake recipe!!

We were out of our baking mix, but trying to explain that to a four year old and sell him on toast is like trying to tell a Hell’s Angel that Vespas are cool. He ain’t hearing it. So I went where I always go when I need to find anything and everything… Pinterest. I found this recipe for perfect pancakes , and they really are just that.

Brian has made these at least five times in the past month, and they are consistently AWESOME! These are fluffy, have great flavor, and it’s about as fast to measure out as the packaged stuff. These are wonderful plain or with blueberries dropped in at the last minute (Wyatt’s personal favorite), but we discovered that by mixing chopped fresh strawberries into the batter it turns these into an absolutely wonderful sweet treat!

These strawberry pancakes are the perfect Valentine breakfast for your sweetheart!

Strawberry Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 or 6 plump strawberries
  • 1 1/8 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Step 1
Start off by adding the vinegar into your milk.
turning milk into buttermilk
Step 2
After a few minutes, this will do a bang up job of pretending to be buttermilk.

Of course you could substitute 1c. of buttermilk, but we never seem to have buttermilk in the fridge. And then of course when we do find some in there it immediately scares us, because it begs the question "How long has this been here, and do I really want to open it up to see what's inside?"
Step 3
Next dump the dry ingredients into a fine sieve or sifter, and sift into a medium bowl.
sifting dry ingredients
Step 4
Pour in the melted butter,
adding butter to pancake mix
Step 5
your "mock buttermilk",
adding milk to pancake mix
Step 6
and the egg.
adding egg to pancake mix
Step 7
Give it a good mix, but don't worry too much about a few lumps.
pancake batter
Step 8
Wash, hull and pat dry your strawberries.
fresh strawberries
Step 9
Give them a fine to medium sized chop.
chopped strawberries
Step 10
Gently mix the berries into the pancake batter.
strawberry pancake batter
Step 11
Brian is really the pancake master in our house, but I'll try and explain what he does.

A nonstick skillet gets one initial spray with PAM (or any nonstick cooking spray), and then it gets warmed up over medium heat.

Drop piles of batter into the skillet to make whatever size pancakes you're into. We lean more toward the silver dollar side of things.
strawberry pancakes
Step 12
After a couple of minutes you'll begin to see some bubbles forming, and you'll know it's time to flip.
strawberry pancakes
Step 13
There's no need for any additional sprays of PAM after the first round, especially if you're using a nonstick skillet.

Keep pouring, bubbling, and flipping until you're out of batter!

Serve warm with anything from maple syrup to whipped cream and more strawberries!
strawberry pancakes
Step 14
Brian actually loves them without anything added... they're that delicious!

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