Sunday Morning Pancakes

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My husband grew up eating pancakes on a Sunday morning and ‘pancake races’ were a popular game amongst his siblings with the winner entitled to ‘pancake seconds’ as the prize. I blame this game for his bad eating habbits now, his plate is always the first clean round the dinner table and he often goes back for seconds or thirds!

Pancakes are great anytime of day if you ask me. I love how versatile they are, perfect with any kind of fruit or sweet sauce and have even been known to accompany bacon in the USA. I have heard pancakes served with sliced banana, bacon and maple syrup is just divine but I am yet to try it….. I just can’t get my head around the bacon :S

My favorite pancakes? The two recipes below are right up there for me. The humble Blueberry Pancake is always a crowed pleaser and I love the added texture of the walnuts in the Banana Pancakes.

Blueberry Pancakes

Serves 4 – 6 depending on how many pancakes you eat :)

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (can you fresh as well, but I think the frozen ones make better pancakes)
  • oil / butter for cooking
Method
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a frypan over medium heat and coat with oil or butter. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan for each pancake and sprinkle with blueberries. Brown on both sides and serve hot, preferably with maple syrup and ice cream!

Banana Walnut Pancakes

Serves 4 – 6 depending on how many pancakes you eat :)

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 2 small over rips bananas, mashed
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • oil / butter for cooking
Method
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk, egg, vanilla, melted butter & mashed banana. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a frypan over medium heat and coat with oil or butter. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan for each pancake, place sliced banana pieces on top and sprinkle with walnuts. Brown on both sides and serve hot, preferable with maple syrup and ice cream!

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22 comments to Sunday Morning Pancakes

  • I love pancakes – just don’t make them that often – should try harder!!! Love the look of the blueberry ones!

  • Blueberry and banana pancakes…I don’t think you can get much better than this! I love the thought of sharing pancakes every Sunday morning (or evening). It would be a fun tradition for us to start! Thank you for sharing…I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of good eating and fun!

  • Hey I like the idea of the fruit are embedded into the pancake instead of putting it on top , yummo!

  • Those pancakes look pretty awesome!~!! banana and walnut yumz.

  • I am going to blueberry pancake first and then to banana walnut pancakes. Both looks delicious.

  • Blueberry and banana pancakes are my absolute two favorite. I’ve never made homemade batter before so I will have to try your recipe. My kids would eat pancakes every morning if I would make them. They always want bacon on the side and they dip it in their syrup. These look delicious!

  • My daughter LOVES pancakes. We often make them as a Sunday morning treat. They are so quick and easy. I usually freeze the leftovers in little ziplock bags, so I bring them out for school mornings occasionaly or even pop into the lunch box. As well as banana and blueberry pancakes, we’ve made choc chip ones as well. But the family favourite is just plain batter, with maple syrup and maybe a little whipped cream!

  • Oh yes please! I’m a big fan of pancakes & have to admit I got converted on the bacon, maple syrup and banana version (+ other fruits too…. those US guys know no limits when it comes to mixing it up with their pancakes I tell you). Don’t think I’ve ever met a pancake I didn’t like in fact :)

  • Bacon and maple syrup really do work! First tried it at a cafe with French toast but, really, if you think about it, they’re both smoky so it makes absolute sense. Banana and maple syrup also make good friends, but avoid pairing banana with bacon…or maybe I’m just not seasoned enough to enjoy them together!

  • haha i love pancakes too :D your cooking is too good that’s why your husband goes back for more ;D

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    Yes, it’s hard to go past a pancake! They are so forgiving and flexible with unlimited topping options.

  • Those little pancakes are absolutely adorable, thank you for sharing your favourite recipes for them with us :D
    *kisses* HH

  • I’m pretty sure pancakes are my favourite breakfast and your yours look lovely – I have to say I had the pancake, bacon and maple syrup combo a few years back and got hooked.

  • I’m pretty sure pancakes are my favourite breakfast and yours look lovely – I have to say I had the pancake, bacon and maple syrup combo a few years back and got hooked.

  • What a fantastic way to start in the morning with such a great meal! I love your version of pancakes! It looks so yummy.

  • Pancakes are a BIG deal in our house. The girls make them and try to outdo each other. Thank you for giving me some more suggestions of what they can try next.

  • I love pancakes. Any form and any time!

  • Actually I haven’t made pancakes in a while. Thanks for reminding me. The blueberry ones look great. I do want to try bacon and maple syrup with pancakes. It does seem odd though! Maybe this weekend!

  • Somehow, I grew up with waffles. Maybe it’s because we had a waffle maker and my brother and I used to get up early to make the batter for the rest of the household. But that’s not to say I don’t love a good pancake. And both of your versions definitely win me over.

  • No wonder you husband rushes for seconds and thirds – your version of the blueberry pancakes looks perfect – very fluffy and packed with fruit. You must try the bacon though – it is wonderful with pancakes. Once you have it, you’ll never go back.

  • Those pancakes look so good! I love to make pancakes when I have my family home- your recipe looks scrumptious!

  • Looks delicious! We do Sunday morning pancakes too. The Aussie sometimes surprises us with blueberries or bananas. I’ll print these recipes for him to try.

    As for the bacon, fry some up and have a go. For me, the salty bacon mixed with the warm, fluffy pancake and the sweet maple syrup make a perfect bite. Delicious!

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