Monday, November 16, 2015

Simply Homemade: Pancake and Syrup Recipe.







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Simply Homemade...don't you just love those two words? What is better than simple and homemade? I strive to give my family the healthiest options. It is something that we must work hard at every day. The best way to do that is to stick with simple ingredients and make it yourself. I use to think buying things ready to make was the only simple way. I wasn't taught to make food from scratch and I doubt my mother was either. I have set out to change that. Now, I am not perfect at this. I am learning as I go. My kids have truly inspired me and they are extremely involved in the process.

Pancakes....my kids favorite breakfast meal. We use to buy the boxed mix but I find it cheaper to just keep flour and other baking ingredients in our home. Of course it is a much healthier option as I have stated before. I have tried many recipes before and did not like them as much as the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. I have had this recipe book for 10 years and have used it more the past 3 years. It has really saved me in different ways. It is like my personal handbook. 

Buttermilk Pancakes **makes: 12 standard-size pancakes

Ingredients:

1 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Egg slightly beaten
1 1/2 Cups of buttermilk or sour milk (just add lemon juice to milk)
3 Tablespoons Cooking oil

Directions:

-It is as simple as....mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Next join them happily together. Lastly, add chocolate chips or fruit of your choice.

**If you use sour milk, add 2 tablespoons to whole milk then add the eggs and whip together.**

-If you are using an electric skillet like I do, set it to 350-370. On the stove, medium to high heat. All stoves vary.





Simply Homemade Syrup

All you need are four ingredients and you more than likely have them all in your pantry :)

1 Cup of Brown sugar (packed)
1 Cup of Granulated sugar
1 Teaspoon of maple flavoring (I used vanilla)
1 Cup of Water

In a medium sized bowl mix all ingredients and then transfer to a small saucepan. Increase heat to boil for 2 minutes while stirring. Once time is up set aside and let stand for 2-5 minutes.

**Be sure to really pack the brown sugar. The consistency will be too thin otherwise. It does taste great either way though!



These are the yummiest recipes and we use them all the time. My kids can cook it up all by themselves. I hope you all enjoy it. If you do try let me know what you think. Have a great week!