I failed to recognize this iconic celebration of carbs until I was wasting time researching online tonight while contemplating that all-important decision of what to make for dinner.  Luckily for us, our go-to standby when no formal plan is in place is breakfast for dinner – see?  It was fate.Happy National Pancake Day! You'll love this great combination of a pancake and a crepe!

My first lesson in cooking as a newlywed was taking on a recipe passed down in my husband’s family called – wait for it, verrrrry sophisticated – Thin Pancakes.  Not as thick as a pancake, not as thin as a crepe, but an amazing combination of both.   And because they’re mixed in the blender, you can have breakfast (or dinner if you plan like me) on the table in just a few minutes.

Thin Pancakes

6 Eggs
1 cup Milk
1 ½ cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Oil

Combine all ingredients in the blender and mix well.  Pour onto a hot griddle, turning when your pancakes are very lightly browned.

My hubs considers it sinful to have anything but jam on these babies, but the young ‘uns are rebels and love peanut butter syrup on them.  Easy to do, two parts maple syrup to one part peanut butter.  Combine the two and heat in the microwave, stirring after every minute or so.  See?  E.Z.

If you wanna go the crepe direction, get some whipped cream and either buy some frozen sweetened strawberries or if it’s the right season, crush up some fresh ones and sprinkle sugar in until you get the sweetness you want.   Layer the pancake, strawberries, and whipped cream to your desired tower of caloric goodness.

One of my favorite toppings is buttermilk syrup.  This stuff is like liquid crack, people.  The first time I made it I was ready to inject into my veins, but instead chose to increase the size of my thighs.

Buttermilk Syrup

1 ½ cup Sugar
1 cup Buttermilk (or plain yogurt)
½ cup Butter
3 Tbsp Corn Syrup
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla

Bring the sugar, buttermilk, butter and corn syrup to a boil in a large pot.  Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and stir constantly for 5 minutes.  Add the baking soda and vanilla – this will make it bubble up big time, so make sure you use a large pot!  Syrup will be thin – it thickens as it cools.  Refrigerate the leftovers – uh huh, right.  Leftovers.

Can’t wait for National Most Fattening and Bad For You Sustenance Day!!

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1 Comment on Happy National Pancake Day!

  1. YAAAAY FOR RECIPES FROM MOMMA GRAHAM! I’m adding this bad boy to the cookbook. My husband is about to fall in love with me all over again :)