Every once in a while I make a dish that makes me go “OH. MY. GOD.” when I take my first bite. Then I have a moment of silence. Then I take another bite and repeat. It’s more or less a religious experience.
These are one of those dishes.
Realistically, there’s nothing all that groundbreaking about a stack of pancakes with some strawberries and sprinkles. But that doesn’t mean they’re not delicious, pretty, and (most importantly) fulfilling for my inner 7 year-old.
These pancakes were not the first thing I made since coming home for the summer, but I decided to post about these first cause I was so excited to share them. And I have tons of pictures!
I”ve been home for about a week, and I have to say I’ve probably spent the most time in the kitchen. Here’s a little list of how I’ve been spending my time:
- Sleeping – 33%
- Cooking – 35%
- Cleaning up after cooking – 5%
- Exercising – 10%
- Going out – 10%
- Other – 7%
Let’s be honest, I’m most likely overestimating the time I spend working out. I mean, there’s only so much Winsor Pilates and treadmill running a girl can do without having legs that turn to complete Jell-O.
Bathing suit season is just so scary, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! (Apparently that’s the noise I make when I find something scary…?)
Pancakes are a fantastic coping mechanism.
These pancakes are tender and fluffy, like any good pancake should be. The strawberries add a nice juicy and slightly acidic bite, while the nonpareils lend a bit of a crunch (and, of course, make for a beautiful, fun and playful looking plate of pancakes!). These pancakes are sweet without being overpoweringly so; a dusting of powdered sugar was all I needed on top, but butter and syrup would be lovely as well.
Strawberry Funfetti Pancakes
Adapted from Joy of Baking
- 1 C. all purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- 1 C. whole milk
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 5 or 6 medium-sized strawberries, sliced about ¼ in. – ½ in thick
additional butter or cooking spray for greasing pan/ griddle
In a small bowl, mix together milk, egg, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture. Stir until just combined. Add in melted butter and stir to combine.
Head a griddle or sauté pan over medium-low heat. Butter or spray with cooking spray. Once hot, scoop ½ C. of batter onto surface. As soon as batter is poured, lay 3 to 4 strawberry slices on each pancake, pressing each slice in lightly. Generously sprinkle each pancake with nonpareils. Let cook about 2 minutes, until the top bubbles and begins to look dry around the edges. Flip when golden brown. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Serve strawberry side up.
Yields 6 Pancakes