Plain Jane Pancakes

It was about 11 pm last night when my son entered the kitchen with a question. He wanted to know what funnel cakes tasted like. Well, I thought about it for a moment and said that they tasted like a deep fried pancake. Then like most 6 year old boys, the conversation took a turn to breakfast. That’s right, at 11 o’clock at night, we are planning what we will have for breakfast. He was in the mood for pancakes. But not those fancy pancakes, the plain Jane pancake. No fruit or pumpkin. Just pancakes. So that is what we had for breakfast this morning. Plain Jane Pancakes.

I start with the dry ingredients first. Whisk together 2 Cups Flour, 2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder, and 3/4 Teaspoon Salt. Set aside when they are combined.

Then in a separate bowl I whisk together 2 Eggs, 1 1/2 Cups Milk, 4 Tablespoons of Melted Coconut Oil, and 1 Tablespoon Vanilla.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients. It is ok for the batter to be lumpy. Do Not Over Mix The Batter. It will make the pancakes tough and dense.

Heat a griddle or a skillet to a medium warm temperature. You want to allow the pancakes to cook slowly and not burn. Butter the skillet and then add about 1 cup of batter to the griddle. Cook the pancake on the first side until bubbles form in the cake and the outer side of the pancake starts to lift up. Then with all the confidence you can muster, FLIP THAT PANCAKE! Cook on the second side until the pancake is cooked through. It won’t take as long as the first side.

Plate up the pancake and top with your favorite topping. Stoney wanted syrup on his. Ya know, otherwise they wouldn’t be Plain Jane Pancakes!


Plain Jane Pancakes

2 Cups Flour

2 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar

2 Tablespoons Baking Powder

¾ Teaspoon Salt (optional)

2 Eggs

1 ½ Cup Milk

4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

 

1-Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.

2- In a separate bowl mix the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.

3- Combine the dry and the wet ingredients. It is ok if the batter is a little lumpy.

4- Butter a heated (medium warm) skillet or griddle and add about 1 cup of the batter.

5-Cook until bubbles form in the pancake and then flip. Cook all the way through.

 

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