Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Breakfast for Dinner!

I love breakfast food! We don’t have it that often because on the weekdays we are both running off to work and more often than not, on the weekends we just have cereal. We are boring, I know. Therefore, breakfast for dinner works much better for us. I added it to the meal plan for this week because I wanted something easy and something comforting. Pancakes are my most favorite breakfast food, especially with strawberry syrup. No, not maple. I hate maple syrup. Taylor smothered his pancakes in that overly sweet concoction though. The more the better as far as he is concerned.

I looked for a new pancake recipe because I’ve always made them with Bisquick (other than one time in 9th grade Home-Economics when we made them from scratch). Tonight the pancakes were made from scratch and oh were they yummy! Perfect and fluffy, and because I was cooking them they didn’t get overly brown. I am strange when it comes to breads of any kind. I do not like brown and crunchy. I know, I’m weird.

We also had bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns. Here’s another weird thing about me. I cook my bacon in the microwave because it isn’t as greasy that way. I like crisp, non-greasy bacon. I have this cool plate you microwave the bacon on and it makes clean up so easy! The hash browns were just something I threw together.

This is what I call comfort food!

Source:, my additions/changes in italics

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/8 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl, beat together egg, milk, vanilla and oil. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture. Beat until smooth.

Pour or scoop the batter onto the hot griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


Kate said...

I remember sometimes when my dad was out of town my mom would make us breakfast for dinner and we'd all crawl into my parents bed and watch movies!

Nicole said...

I think breakfast for dinner is great! My friend in Italy even has a special word for it. Hmmmm.... I have to think up what's for dinner tonight! Maybe! I haven't tried pancakes other than Bisquick either.

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