Ohhhh, I could eat me some pancakes all the day long. Breakfast in general, actually. I could eat breakfast all day, every day, for the rest of my life and never ever get tired of it. Pancakes and waffles and cinnamon rolls and eggs and fruit,– all washed down with gallons of hot chocolate and coffee. I can’t even imagine, ya’ll. Breakfast is my love language.
But since I’m apparently one of the responsible grown-ups around here, we limit our breakfasts to 8 times a week — once a morning and every Friday night for dinner. It’s the fun, laid back, syrupy way we kick off the weekend — breakfast on the floor in the family room, chilling out watching a movie.
I needed some new ideas for BFD (breakfast for dinner) night…and so. Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes. All sorts of delicious pancake recipes. Pancake recipes made with stuff I mostly already have in my cupboard. Pancake recipes that are easy to make and not too fussy, but still a little special. Pancake recipes that are perfect for leisurely breakfasts, or breakfast for dinner and I should stop now because it’s 6am and all I’ve had so far today is a glass of orange juice and what I really need are some pancakes right now. Me and Nate the Great — we’re obsessed.
–Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes from Pinch of Yum — wheat flour, cottage cheese, eggs. Good tasting and good for you? Done.
-Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes from Joy the Baker — my fruit and veggie-avoiding seven year old just informed me that raspberries are his favorite fruit. So I’m saving every raspberry recipe I can find in hopes of getting it down his gullet. This one’s a keeper.
-Healthy Pancake Muffins from Eats Amazing — when you can’t sit down to a giant, heaping plate of pancakes with syrup and butter and fruit, take it to go! These are a fun change up on pancakes — try packing them in school lunches with some fruit and (depending on how well you trust your kids) a small container of syrup.
-Sour Cream Pancakes from Erren’s Kitchen — I love sour cream in pastries, I really do. It cuts the sweetness a little and makes them taste all…what is that taste? All…? Sour cream-y? That’s the best I can do. Try them and tell me how you’d describe it.
-Carrot Cake Pancakes from Foodlets — why did I never think of this? Of course carrot cake would make an excellent pancake. Of course. And you can top them with regular maple syrup or cream cheese frosting! Both? Could we do both, do you think?
-Pancake Pockets by Picklebums — pancakes with fruit sandwiched in between layers and sealed like a little pocket. Kids love ’em.
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pancakes from The Joys of Boys — I’d try them for a special breakfast during a sleepover, or to celebrate something fun like the first day of vacation.
-Dutch Babies With Cranberry Orange Compote from Food 52 — my kids love watching Dutch babies bake (oh, that sounded so, so wrong). They get all puffed up in the middle before deflating. Such fun. And they’re so light and fluffy to eat. If you don’t feel like making the compote, you can also just top with powdered sugar or syrup.
-Pancake Roll-Ups by Kids Activities Blog — a new, bite-sized way to eat pancakes.
-Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake by Crazy Adventures in Parenting — cinnamon rolls and pancakes all together? Be still my heart.
-3 Ingredient Flourless Pancakes by Mama Papa Bubba — healthy, easy pancakes you can whip up in just a few minutes.
And now the kids are bugging me for some breakfast. What to make…what. to. make?
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