I could eat pancakes all day, every day. The amazing thing about them is that you can change the recipe in an infinite number of ways. You can make them sweet, savory, or you can use whole wheat flour, add chocolate chips or cocoa powder (or both!), add fruit to the batter, you name it. You can even call them by so many different names, too! Pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks. Or if you were me as a kid, you can call them pan-a-cakes, because adding extra syllables is cool.
Well, I had some ricotta in our refrigerator that I knew would be wonderful in our morning pancakes. We also always have some kind of berries because our oldest eats so many berries he may in fact turn into one some day! I grabbed the ricotta, blueberries, flour, butter, and was on my way to making delicious pancakes! My little one was eager to eat at this time so I held him off by giving him some mandarin oranges as an appetizer. This gave me an idea to add a couple of teaspoons to the batter, and it was certainly a great idea.
Don't you just love that measuring cup? I am going to have a post up soon of my favorite kitchen items, and those cups will be making an appearance.
As always, you will have wet ingredients along with your dry. In the dry ingredients bowl, make a well.
Pour in the wet ingredients.
Mix until combined. This was a thicker batter than most pancake recipes. Also, it was most likely thicker because I forgot to add an egg.... Whoops. They are still delicious though and cooked just fine if you don't have any eggs to cook them.
I always get so antsy to flip pancakes, I can't wait to see the golden brown bottoms.
Next come the blueberries! They make the pancakes look so pretty. I learned to add the blueberries to the pancakes themselves when cooking in the skillet. If you add it to the batter, the blueberries tend to fall to the bottom of the bowl and the first few pancakes get skimped on the delicious berries.
Flip them and let them cook for a couple more minutes.
Plate them and enjoy your breakfast!
What's your favorite pancake recipe? I would love to hear!