Ok, Shrove Thursday is all about pancakes. And depending on when you are reading this, it will be either around Shrove Thursday or way passed it. But that’s ok because pancakes should really be out of the ordinary regardless of whether you prepare them on pancake day or any other day of the year. So, here are some twists on recipes you might find useful.
Vegetable Sweet Pancakes
There is nothing out of the ordinary when you prepare pancakes and stuff them with veggies. But here’s the twist. These are not your regular savory hotcakes, but the kind that go perfectly well with maple syrup and whipped cream. Say the spinach pancakes. Made in a blender these will be ready in no time. Not to mention there is no better way of feeding your kids with all the nutrients spinach has to offer and not be enforced to literally shove it down their throats. Made with whole wheat flour and a tablespoon of brown sugar, these babies will surely be one well-loved breakfast dish!
For these pancakes prepare a spicy ginger maple syrup. Although your little ones might not be so keen on this syrup, you should definitely give it a try. Add sliced ginger and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to get the best sweet and spicy syrup to complement these spinach hotcakes. Don’t forget to strain the ginger prior to drizzling your pancakes with this tasty maple syrup. For an extra touch, involve your kids in the cooking process – and everyone will surely enjoy this healthy meal.
Booze Infused Pancakes
Now that you can trick your kids into eating pancakes, why not do the same with adults? You can find pancake recipes that call for anything from beer to bourbon. The beer ones, are usually called mancakes and they are as fluffy as ever. Combine the beer with orange-flavored ale and some blueberries and you will get a stack everyone will adore!
And whiskey hotcakes should always be on your breakfast or brunch menu. With the pancake recipe only calling for three tablespoons of whiskey, most of it will evaporate in the cooking process, so it is more than suitable for kids. The whiskey will leave only a subtle note of smokiness that will surely make your taste buds dance!
Top the bourbon flapjacks with chopped pecans and small peach chunks. You can even prepare your own whiskey maple syrup. You will need 5 tablespoons of maple syrup, 3 of whiskey and one and a half cups of heavy cream. Booze and pancakes – an excellent treat for yourself for the weekend. Yum!
Cookies into Pancakes
Implement your favorite store bought treats into your batter. Looking for the best pancakes recipes online and you are sure to find a few Oreo cookies pancake recipes, as well as many others. As for my favorite, there is no doubt: Reese’s pancakes are on the top of my all-time favorite list. The double chocolate batter made with cocoa and chocolate chips is a great base for the Reese’s peanut butter cups to be added to. You can garnish the pancakes with some chopped butter cups but the inevitable part is the Reese’s syrup!
Preparing it is as easy as ABC. Get a large saucepan and add 6 tablespoons of butter, ¾ cup of chocolate milk (just when you thought it can’t get any better, right J), ¼ cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of cocoa and a tablespoon of corn syrup. Cook everything over medium heat until it boils. Once it has started boiling, remove the pan from the heat and proceed to stir in 6 Reese’s butter cups (the regular sized ones). Stir until the candy melts down completely. This syrup will make even the simplest pancake recipe shine, but combined with the double chocolate ones it is double the pleasure!
Go ahead and give one of these recipes a try!