Every other day is Pancake day for me!
Sweet, savoury or spicy, I’ve probably had my fair share of Vanilla Spiced pancakes and a bit more over pancake day this year. Pancakes drizzled with caramel sauce is how we celebrated pancake day. That being said pancakes are one of my favourite weekend breakfast options. Easy to make, super customisable and delicious. I sometimes even add in some protein powder for added nutrition and they are just as great! This time I added cold black coffee to give it a hint of coffee flavour.
Now when it comes to toppings anything goes. Honey, maple syrup, nutella, or fruit in a syrup sauce. Honestly whatever floats your boat. My sweet tooth opted for something a bit richer like salted caramel which was a match made in heaven. I’d love to know what you’re favourite pancake toppings are!
- 1 Cup Self raising flour
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsp black cold coffee (Optional) The coffee adds a wonderful mocha like smell and I'm sure some of you love the smell of coffee first thing in the morning.
- In a mixing bowl combine the flour, cinnamon powder and bicarbonate of soda. Next add the milk, egg, vanilla extract and the coffee. Whisk the batter until just combined then add in the oil and whisk. For easy cooking pour the batter into a jug. Heat a frying pan with a dash of oil for a minuet then begin to cook the pancakes.
- Leave the pancakes to cook for 1 minuet on either side or until browned. When little holes start to form at the surface you'll know your pancake is ready to flip. Continue to make the rest of the batter without adding any additional oil to the pan.
- Serve the pancakes with a caramel syrup, caramelized bananas and some dried fruit or nuts.
Adding oil to your pancake batter reduces the amount of oil needed in the cooking process and there's no need to worry about hot oil splashes while flipping.
If you do give this recipe a go be sure to leave me a comment & rating to tell me what you think. Don’t forget to tag me on my socials @dinewithjemutai using the #DinewithJemutai so I can see your creations and share it with the online community. Enjoy!