Who loves a good weekend breakfast or brunch? You know, the kind with all the fixings – – pancakes, fruit, bacon, orange juice. The whole lot. This has to be one of my favourite meals and pancakes are one of my favourite foods, top 5 for sure. Saturday morning pancakes and busy weeknight breakfast for dinner bring back a flood of childhood memories and make me feel like a kid again.
When I was younger and had a sleepover my dad would wake up early and make a big batch of pancakes for breakfast. We’d all gather around the kitchen table stuffing our faces and laughing about the shenanigans of the night before while we waited for the arrival of parents. Pancakes remind me of carefree childhood Saturdays – friends, laughter and breakfast that felt like dessert.
Then there were the nights we made breakfast for dinner, still one of my favourite dinners. As a kid pancakes for dinner was like hitting the jackpot. It still makes an appearance to this day and helps lighten a stressful work week.
With Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday knocking at the door I thought I’d share my go to pancake recipe so you can enjoy a little breakfast for dinner. Trust me, it’s one of life’s simple pleasures.
Bring back the magic of childhood with these fluffy pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can sub for all purpose gluten-free)
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups oat milk (other non dairy variety)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp avocado oil
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients then whisk in the wet ingredients.
- Heat a large skillet or fry pan over low heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles stop coming to the surface of the batter. Flip and cook another minute or two.