Time to start perfecting some mouthwatering breakfast recipes. We’ll be sharing our cooking experiments with you as we go – this is going to be fun!
Josh and I love making a hot breakfast on Sunday morning or for “brinner” during the week, and pancakes (or hotcakes or flapjacks) are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make and eat. I’ve used the same pancake recipe, fluffy and sweet with a touch of vanilla, for a long time. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Or wait, could pancakes get even better?! Here are some super simple upgrades to a basic pancake recipe you can make in a pinch.
First up, blueberries with nutmeg and lemon zest. Blueberry pancakes are classic, but I threw in a dash of nutmeg and some lemon zest for a bit of a blueberry muffin taste. The lemon zest makes the pancakes light and fresh. These pancakes also smelled amazing as they cooked up on the griddle.
Next up – sprinkles! I absolutely love sprinkles, and I thought “why not put them in pancakes?” They don’t add any flavor but definitely make pancakes festive and fancy looking. They’d be a great for a birthday breakfast.
And finally, this one was probably my favorite: cinnamon and chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are another classic ingredient for pancakes, but with the addition of cinnamon, the pancakes have such a rich and warm taste. They’re delicious, and they look elegant, too.
Wondering what I did with all the various leftover batters? Mixed them all together and made crazy pancakes, of course!
I would love to know your favorite pancake ingredient – how do you spice up pancakes for Sunday brunch or for a casual Saturday morning?