Category Archives: Pancakes and Waffles

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes 

It’s not Christmas yet, but I am already craving for gingerbread cookies !  Not the overly sweet icing or the candy decorations on top, but the actual cookies.  The spices, the molasses, they just taste so good.  But it seems a little too early to make Christmas cookies ?! So, to satisfy my craving, I put these wonderful flavours into pancakes ! And of course, I have to serve them with maple syrup ! With a cup of coffee, it’s the best breakfast on a cold windy day!

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I asked my daughter to draw me a gingerbread man and this is what she came up with……
Oh No ! Mr.Gingerbread Man is getting worried that he is going to be eaten soon !

Makes about 4-6 pancakes 

  • 180 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Pinch of ground cloves 
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fancy molasses 
  1. Sift and mix together all dry ingredients
  2. Whisk in egg and other wet ingredients, mix until blended
  3. Pour batter onto a lightly oiled non stick pan or griddle over low to medium heat
  4. Cook about 1-2 minutes until bubbles begin to form on top
  5. Flip pancake over and cook for about 1-2 more minutes until lightly brown
  6. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup 

 

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes

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Maple Bacon Waffles

I love waffles, especially the Belgian type. They are so soft, light and fluffy! The trick is whisking the egg whites separately first, then folding them back into the batter. The combination of bacon and maple syrup is both sweet and savory. I can’t find a word to describe these waffles other than yummy !

Makes about 5-6 waffles
Total time = 30 minutes

  • 4 strips of bacon (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons warm melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Brush both sides of bacon strips with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  3. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes until crispy, flipping over once
  4. Place on paper towel to dry and cool
  5. Cut into small pieces, set aside
  6. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, set aside
  7. Using an electric mixer, at medium then high speed, whisk egg whites until stiff peak is formed
  8. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, milk, melted butter, vanilla and remaining maple syrup into flour mixture
  9. Fold in egg whites and bacon, do not overmix
  10. Cook in waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions
  11. Serve warm with butter, more bacon and maple syrup or desired toppings

Banana Maple Pancakes

Who doesn’t like warm fluffy pancakes in the morning ? Sweetened with just banana and maple syrup, they contain no refined sugar. Serve them warm with fresh fruits, butter, or more maple syrup. We just had them for breakfast this morning, yum !  

Makes about 4-6 pancakes
Total time: 20 minutes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk in egg, banana, milk, maple syrup and oil
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto a lightly oiled non stick pan or griddle over low to medium heat
  4. Cook about 1-2 minutes until bubbles begin to form on top
  5. Flip pancake over and cook for about 1-2 more minutes until lightly brown

Simple Crepes

Crepe is actually very easy to make. You can have it anytime of the day. You can serve it with fresh fruits and whipped cream, nutella, even ham and cheese !  It can be quite expensive if you eat it in a restaurant or even just at a food court.  So why not make it fresh at home !

Makes about 6 crepes

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1+1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt
  2. Whisk in eggs, milk and butter until smooth
  3. On a lightly oiled non-stick pan or skillet,  pour about 1/4 cup of batter gently swirl pan to coat thinly and evenly
  4. Cook until bottom starts to turn brown, about 1 minute
  5. Loosen sides with a spatula, flip crepe over, cook the other side
  6. Serve with fillings of your choice

You can make the batter ahead and keep it in fridge for up to 2 days.

Easy Waffles

Waffles are great for breakfast or dessert.  Who can resist a warm,  fluffy waffle with chocolate syrup, whipped cream or blueberry jam?  Mmmmm…..

Makes about 4-5 waffles

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, warm but not hot
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat waffle machine according to manufacturer ‘s instructions
  2. Sift together flour,  baking powder,  sugar and salt
  3. Beat egg yolks lightly and whisk into flour mixture
  4. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla, mix well and set aside
  5. Whisk egg white in electric mixer until moderately stiff peak forms
  6. Fold egg white into batter until just blended ,  do not over mix
  7. Pour batter onto waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions
  8. Serve warm with desired toppings

Whisking the egg whites and folding them back into the batter makes the waffles extra fluffy !

Super Easy Pancakes

Pancakes are very easy to make and homemade ones taste so much better!  My daughter loves to make and eat them.  It’s a good recipe to get the kids involved. Just watch those little hands around hot and sharp objects.

Makes about 12 pancakes

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt
  2. Mix together eggs, milk and vegetable oil
  3. Add milk mixture slowly to flour mixture, mix well
  4. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto a lightly oiled non stick pan or griddle over medium heat
  5. Cook about 1-2 minutes until bubbles begin to form on top
  6. Flip pancake over and cook for about 1-2 more minutes or lightly brown
  7. Serve with butter, maple syrup or your favorite jam