Monday, February 14, 2011

Perfectly Fluffy Pancakes

The Hubster is always asking me to make pancakes from scratch because he doesn't like how thick and heavy the ones from a mix turn out. He likes McDonald's pancakes- the ones that are fluffy but really flat. Leave it to him to like McDonald's better than homemade. Just to "show him"- I always make them from a mix anyways. Who wants to mix a bunch of ingredients when you could just add water!?

Well, since today was Valentine's Day, I finally gave in. I found a few different recipes on AllRecipes and compared ingredients and just mixed them up a little. Although these aren't the thin pancakes he wanted, they were really good. They weren't overly fluffy, but they were really light and airy. And in honor of Valentine's Day- I even made them heart-shaped. :) And to top it off, I got to use my stinkin' adorable new polka-dot plates! The pancakes tasted much better on the cute plates. ;)

So here ya go!

1 c. flour
1 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. milk
1 egg
1/4 c. oil

The directions say to mix the dry ingredients, then make a well in which you pour the wet ingredients, already mixed together. I didnt' do this- like I said- who wants to mix all these ingredients AND dirty two bowls!? I mixed the dry ingredients and then just added the wet, and they turned out scrumptious. Don't overmix though.

Enjoy! And Happy Valentine's Day!