This week Tasha at A Clan’s Tale is hosting Mystery Ingredient Monday and the special ingredient is…
We love fresh strawberries but I don’t really cook or bake with them very much. I did make a Strawberry Coconut Cake for a previous Pinterest Party and it was delicious but for this week I decided to try strawberry pancakes. I am not much of a pancake eater but Brian loves them. Usually when he gets a craving he’ll buy a box of the ready made mix where you just add water and make himself a batch.
I wanted to surprise him and make some pancakes for him from scratch (for the first time!) and the mystery ingredient would be a perfect match.
I found this recipe for Strawberry Pancakes from Little Leopard Book.com and they looked delicious. The adorable Whitney also had a recipe for Cream Cheese Syrup, which sounded amazing but I didn’t have any cream cheese so I’ll have to save that for another time.
The Ingredients & Directions:
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 pint strawberries (sliced)
Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
Next, combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey in a medium mixing bowl.
Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.
Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.
Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.
Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip!
Well I made the pancakes and everyone loved them even if they were not as pretty as Whitney’s. 😉
Things I’ll remember next time:
- Read the directions carefully. (I messed up the part about adding the butter after the dry ingredients. Instead I stuck it in with the wet ingredients.)
- Consider a thicker milk than non fat.
- Make sure I have enough fresh syrup, especially since I don’t make pancakes often, otherwise I may find this in my cabinet…
- Use a sieve to make sure my dusted powder sugar is dusted and not clumped.
- When I buy that sieve hide it from the munchkins because they just may take it, us it as a Lego jail and them step on it like Godzilla was attacking the jail…again.
- On second thought, forget the sugar and make Whitney’s Cream Cheese Syrup.
Well, despite the few snafus, it was still fun and tasty! Thanks to Tasha for hosting!