I've blogged about our favorite pancake mix in an earlier post. But after having a filling and satisfying breakfast at The Original Pancake House (blogged about it here), I was inspired to try making pancakes from scratch for a change! Haha =)
So for the past two weeks, I have been googling for pancake recipes and to date, I have tried three recipes! I know, I was on a roll! Haha =)
The first one I tried was from Pioneer Woman (love her and her show at Food Network). The only problem was I didn't have cake flour (her recipe's essential ingredient). So I just googled for alternatives and stumbled upon the post of Joy the Baker which gives instructions on how to make a cake flour substitute. So after reading two (very helpful!) blog posts . . . .
My first Pancake from scratch!
I was actually satisfied how it turned out. I plan to do this recipe again and add a little bit more of sugar in it. This is a good basic pancake recipe where you can add your favorite ingredients like blueberry, choco chip, etc.
The other day, I had some overripe bananas so I thought why not do banana pancakes! Banana Pancakes are one of my faves.
The first banana pancake recipe I made was from All Recipes. I used only one banana (recipe says two) since some of the reviews for this recipe suggested using one banana only. The batter was actually runny that I wasn't surprised that the pancakes turned out thin, a little thin for my liking. Hubby didn't mind this though. I wanted fluffier pancakes. However, one thing I like about this recipe was you can taste the banana.
The second recipe I tried was from Kitchen Treaty.
The recipe requires buttermilk. If you don't have buttermilk (like I did), don't worry! Because you can create a substitute for it.
Just add one tablespoon of acid ( like lemon or vinegar) for every one cup of milk and let it sit for 5-10 mins =).
I followed the recipe as it is. . . plus a dash of cinnamon powder (because I think bananas and cinnamon go well together).
This batch of pancakes turned out better (they're fluffy) and prettier, haha! And they taste good too!
Hubby agrees. =)
As they say, "Third time is a charm". I'm glad I found one recipe I can go back to for some homemade, old-fashioned pancakes!
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