Friday, June 1, 2012

PANCAKES pancakes PANCAKES!

ok, so I've been away from blogging for quite some time, but it's because I have just been more busy with work. But i wanted to get back on here because in between my days of work, I do still try to get creative with what I eat.

lately, I have been making PANCAKES!

here's a few easy recipes =)

Buttermilk Pancakes w/ Fresh Strawberries & a dollop of Pure Vanilla Ice Cream
(Makes 5-6 small pancakes)
1 cup Buttermilk Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
a few dashes of ground cinnamon (optional)
Fresh strawberries
Vanilla ice cream
Directions: Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare non-stick pan and stove to low heat, you may coat the pan w/ butter spray. This is especially helpful if you don't want your pancakes to stick to the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on the first side. Flip, and cook the other side for about 2-3 minutes. (Do not leave the stove, because you will have burnt pancakes! Lesson learned for me -.-) Remove pancake from pan, let cool, and garnish with strawberries and ice cream.
Here's how it looked after I drizzled it with SYRUP! i love drenching my pancakes w/ syrup, just tastes so much better!!!!
Here's another variation to these pancakes. I think when I made these, I was looking more for a dessert-style pancakes, so I really drenched these with sweets! Here's how it looked before...
Here is it after I added some bananas, syrup, and POWDERED SUGAR!
YUM!
This is definitely a classic favorite pancake recipes that I make on a regular basis. Fatty, I know!

The next pancake recipe is something I also have made many times in the past.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
(Makes about 5 pancakes)
1 cup Buttermilk Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 apple (sliced in thin pieces)
Directions: Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare non-stick pan and stove to low heat, you may coat the pan w/ butter spray. This is especially helpful if you don't want your pancakes to stick to the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. Then, immediately place about 3 slices of apples onto the top of the wet pancake. (Optional: dash some more brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples).
Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip, and cook the other side for another 5 minutes. Again, stay with the pancakes so they don't burn. Remove pancake from pan, let cool, and garnish as desired.
Note: The first pancake usually comes out the lightest in color, and as the pan continues to heat up, the following pancakes will be darker in shade. Just make sure you continue to watch the pancake and keep the heat to low to low-medium. 
Once, they're all done, just serve w/ syrup and butter.
I love the smell of apples and cinnamon!

Sticking to the fresh fruits theme. Here's a recent one I made w/ fresh BLUEBERRIES!

Fresh Blueberries Pancakes
(Makes about 5-6 small pancakes)
1 cup Buttermilk Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare non-stick pan and stove to low to low-medium heat, you may coat the pan w/ butter spray to keep pancakes from sticking to the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on the first side. Flip, and cook the other side for about 2-3 minutes. Remove pancake from pan, let cool, and garnish with more blueberries.
 I love the taste of these, especially when the blueberries are sweet.
Don't these look so cute, too cute to eat... but i still ate it all up =__=
Next are a few chocolate pancake recipes! YAY!

Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pancakes
(Makes about 5-6 small pancakes)
1 cup Buttermilk Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp Hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 cup Hershey's chocolate chips
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare pan as usual, set stove to low to low-medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes each. Don't burn these, because no one likes burnt chocolate. -__- Remove from pan, let cool, and garnish with more chocolate chips! (Optional: instead of maple syrup, serve w/ Nutella or chocolate syrup!)
 YUMMY!
Next is probably one of my favorite chocolate pancake recipes because it's RED VELVET FLAVORED!
Super easy to make!

Red Velvet Pancakes w/ Chocolate Chips
(Makes 5-6 small pancakes)
1 cup Buttermilk Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 large egg
1/4 cup Red Velvet box cake mix
1/2 cup Hershey's chocolate chips
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare pan as usual, set stove to low to low-medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes each. Stay w/ your pancakes! (Tip: check under the cooking pancake to see if it's starting to turn more brown-red, that way you can tell it's ready to flip). Remove from pan, let cool, and garnish with more chocolate chips! (Optional: serve w/ Nutella or chocolate syrup!) In my case, I chose to serve it w/ strawberries and syrup, the old fashion way. =) still really good!
Just top it off w/ a slice of butter and drench w/ syrup as usual!
Hope you enjoy making these pancake recipes! Super easy, but really yummy!

Check out more pics on my Instagram: cupcakelaundry 

Thanks for reading, 
Have fun, don't wait to do what you want to do, just to it! Wake up every morning w/ a thankful and positive attitude =)
Have a great day!

Enjoy!

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