Lately, my daughter has been on a pancake jag, too - and requests them every day. Although I try to save pancakes and homemade chocolate milk for our Saturday morning ritual, I have been known to make some extra flapjacks and freeze them, since she loves them. This morning, unfortunately, I came up short. So, a bread and butter sandwich was our less-than-fun substitute.
I'd like to share an old post about "The Simple but Perfect Pancake," based on a recipe from King Arthur Flour. And, this past Saturday, I noticed that I've changed my version up a bit, so I think I'll share this, too.
Our Recent Saturday Morning Simple-but-Perfect Pancake:
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
- 3 tablespoons Canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup malted milk powder
- Frozen blueberries or chocolate chips to drop onto the poured pancakes (while on griddle)
King Arthur always teaches me a thing or two on how to be a better baker. In my opinion, they are the masters at baking! (I have a real crush on that King Arthur...)
As for making "homemade" chocolate milk, here's what makes a good, rich cup of chocolate milk at our house:
8 ounces of cold milk
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of organic cane sugar
Blend in a blender until thick and creamy. Guaranteed to make little ones and daddies smile.
May be a good night for pancakes + chocolate milk for dinner!