Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pancakes. . . For Lunch!!!

Yes, you read correctly, we had pancakes for lunch today (per the request of a special little 3 year old).  Let me explain.

It was a little over a month ago and my hubby and I were set for a trip to Naples, Florida for a banquet with his employer.  (Naples was a beautiful place to visit and we had a glorious time but as most moms know, leaving the kids behind ALWAYS comes at a price)  So, we are off enjoying our weekend getaway and my parents were gracious enough to come and stay and watch our two precious little angels while we were gone.  Thank you Mom and Dad!

Well, little did we know that my dad would become the king of the pancake while we were gone.  Apparently, my little munchkins twisted his arm just right so that I think he may have made pancakes for them every single day while we were gone.  Now, I don't know about all of you but I rarely have the time on a weekday morning to make pancakes.....and these weren't just ANY pancakes, they were made from scratch (no mixes, no boxes, no Bisquick).

Now, my kids (especially the little 3 year old princess) are totally hooked on these pancakes (which of course "Papa" made into little mini sizes).  Thus the reason for the lunchtime pancakes.  I try oh so very hard to limit the amount of pancake eating that goes on but sometimes I just give in and get out the griddle.  And now, I'm sharing the super delicious, kid-approved, addictive pancakes my dad made for my girls while we were away.  These pancakes should come with a warning:

Do not feed to little children as it will cause unforseen begging, pleading, and whining for more.

I'm just going to call this little recipe how I see it:

Super Stack of Fluffy Deliciousness
Super Fluffy and Supremely Addictive Pancakes

3/4 C. Milk
2 Tbsp White Vinegar
(Mix milk with vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes while you prep the rest)

1 C. All Purpose Flour
2 Tbsp White Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Butter (melted)
1 Egg

1. In a small bowl, measure and mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and milk.  When well combined whisk in the milk and vinegar mixture and combine.  Add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

3.  Heat griddle on medium heat and begin pouring pancake batter onto the griddle in desired sizes.  (My kids love the little silver dollar pancakes and a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon is perfect for that size)

You know you want to
make these
Enjoy with your favorite pancake toppings.  Mine happen to be fresh strawberries with whipped cream.  Yummy....oh, did I mention I'm addicted to these little things myself!!

Happy Cooking

P.S.  Come back next week, I'm having my very first super fantastic fabric giveaway - you won't want to miss's going to be a lot of fun!!


  1. My husband and I had pancakes and scrambled eggs for dinner last week. My boys always thought it was great when we had breakfast for dinner, and sometimes it didn't take much to make them happy.

    1. I love breakfast for always hits the spot!

  2. Ohh pankcakes for lunch! That's my kind of lunch! These look so delish, I am definately going to give them a try the next time the 'breakfast-for-lunch' urge takes me :)

    1. Definitely would love to hear if you make them and what you think. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. OMG those look delicious!! I am ever to tempted to make some! =D

    1. Can't wait to hear if you do try them. They're wonderful!

  4. We had pancakes for dinner this week...wish I had had your recipe. I'll have to try yours soon! Also...what is it about "Papa's" and making delicious breakfasts that we can't hold a candle too? Our Papa makes special french toast. :)

    1. It's so true - "Papa's" are the best at everything, I'm sure that french toast is amazing as well!

  5. Also...can't wait to see what kind of fabric giveaway you have up your sleeve! ;)

    1. It will be my first giveaway and I think it's a great one!!

  6. Pancakes for lunch?! YES PLEASE! We eat breakfast for lunch and dinner. Thanks for stopping by and the pancakes look great! You can link up your favorite recipe for the week on my Tasty Tuesdays. :)

  7. I only have time on the weekends for pancakes, but my girls all love them. I also add pureed roasted beets to the batter to make them HOT PINK! We call them Pink Princess pancakes around here. The beets are so sweet that the kids don't mind the addition, and who doesn't love PINK??