There are many different types of pancakes that can be made at home, depending on one’s availability of time and ingredients in hand at that moment, and also one’s creativity to make it.
Pancakes are a popular breakfast choice, which can be served up with all types of different flavorings and toppings. Although there are many different recipes on offer for pancake mix it’s very easy to make your batter from scratch.
Best ways to make homemade pancakes are as follows:
Ingredients for pancake batter
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 egg plus one extra yolk, Â½ tsp. vanilla extract, Â¾ cup milk, and a pinch of salt.
Directions for pancake batter
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Pour in the melted butter followed by the eggs, vanilla, milk, and salt. Whisk through until smooth then cover with cling wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes before cooking off.
Place a non-stick frying pan over high heat and allow to heat up. Once the pan is hot pour in some batter, around 1/4 cup will be enough for one pancake. Tilt the pan with a circular motion to spread out the batter into the required size and speed of cooking desired by the pancake connoisseur. Cook for around 30 seconds or until golden then flip and cook on the other side. Continue this process until all the batter has been used.
Different toppings used for homemade pancakes
1. Maple syrup
This is one of the most important ingredients for pancakes and can serve as a delicious way to add some sweetness to the dish.
2. Chocolate chips
An interesting addition that will add a variety of different textures and flavors to the dish. Although many people like chocolate chip pancakes they should be kept in moderation, due to their calorie count per portion being quite high.
This ingredient can be sliced and added to the pancake batter before cooking so that it has a smooth consistency once cooked.
Another great fruit that will work well with pancakes is apples, especially if you are looking for some different flavorings to change things up now and again.
5. Peanut butter
This ingredient is a great choice when it comes to pancakes because of the nutty, savory flavors which can add something different to the dish.
Fresh blueberries are a delicious addition that also adds some nutritional benefits in terms of antioxidants and minerals. This fruit needs to be added to the pancake batter and cooked straight away for best results.
7. Cottage cheese
This is a surprising ingredient that many people may not have heard of, but it can work incredibly well with pancakes. Simply mix some cottage cheese into the batter before cooking and cook as normal.
For those who want to add some meat to the dish, bacon is a very popular addition that works well with pancakes. Simply chop up some crispy bacon and sprinkle it on top of each pancake once cooked.