Monday, September 30, 2013

SRC: Pioneer Woman's Perfect Pancakes

When I was browsing through Making Miracles, my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month, I was torn.  Do I make sweet? Savory? Breakfast? Lunch/supper?  Which way do I want to go?  I browsed through many of her recipes that sounded amazing; cinnamon roll cake, carrot cake cinnamon rolls, slow cooker balsamic beef dip sandwiches, slow cooker brown sugar and garlic chicken, caramel nougat bar peanut butter cookies, or big, fat, chewy chocolate chip cookies.  I could go on and one, but I won't.
There were so many options to choose from and they all sounded delicious.  I was leaning more towards the cookies, since I'm a sucker for a hot, chewy cookies, but my little man had some say-so in the decision and in the end he always wins.  He wanted breakfast food, pancakes to be exact.  So we decided to go with Pioneer Woman's Perfect Pancakes.  These are a favorite of Rebekah and her family, so I knew we couldn't go wrong with these pancakes.
We love breakfast food in our house.  Not only do we enjoy it in the mornings, but we'll also have breakfast for supper from time to time.  Sometimes I'll jazz things up and we'll have quiche, breakfast burritos or huevos rancheros.  Other times I'll keep it a little more traditional; biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, bacon, and the list goes on.  We've definitely enjoyed our fair share of pancakes; traditional, blueberry, pumpkin, brown butter just to name a few.  While I love the flavored variety, I do enjoy a good ol' basic pancake.
That's exactly what I got when I made these pancakes.  Just a basic pancake full of buttery flavor.  These pancakes were everything I love about a pancake.  Light and fluffy on the inside, golden outside with a slight crunch around the edges.  The texture was perfect.  The flavor was spot on too; buttery and slightly sweet.  Both Spencer and myself enjoyed them, but the true seal of approval came from Tucker.  He LOVED them.  He started talking about just how much he liked the outside of them; the texture and crunch.  A true food critic and he's only 3 1/2!  These were a hit in our house and I know they'll be enjoyed at your breakfast table!

Pioneer Woman's Perfect Pancakes

3 1/2 Cups + 2 Tbsp cake flour
1/2 Tsp salt
3 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Cups milk
2 Large eggs
3 Tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp butter, melted plus more for the pan


In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.  Stir to combine and set aside.

In a separate bowl combine milk, eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.  Once ingredients are combined, add to the dry ingredients and stir gently to incorporate.  Add the melted butter to the batter and stir gently until just combined.

Place a skillet, or griddle, over medium-low heat.  Grease the griddle with the extra butter and scoop 1/4 cup portions of batter on the greased pan.  Cook until bubbles start to form in the batter, then flip and cook an additional 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes, until golden brown. 

Top with butter and serve with your choice of pancake syrup or maple syrup.

Recipe source: The Pioneer Woman


Tara said...

Yum, looks delicious! I definitely need to make pancakes more often.

Lynn Huntley said...

Great SRC pick! Everyone loves Pancakes~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

SallyBR said...

We only make pancakes if we have guests at home, but those sound soooo tempting!

I bet they would keep me satisfied until dinner time! ;-)

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

Mmmmm...breakfast for supper. Great SRC recipe choice!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I love how thick these are! Pioneer Woman's recipes are always a hit! Great SRC pick!

Melissa said...

You can't go wrong with a classic pancake! Sounds delicious :)

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

Wow, I've never seen such fluffy pancakes! They look awesome!

Rebekah Hills said...

Awesome pictures!! I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog for this month and what a great choice - this is such a great basic pancake recipe. Mmm... breakfast for dinner sounds really good right about now! :)

Bobbi Burleson said...

OMG it is dinner time but I want pancakes now!! Great great choice this month!!

Kirstin said...

These look so yummy and fluffy! Great pics and great choice for SRC

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

The recipe is so traditional, but then they look so ridiculously thick and airy in the pictures! Oh, I must make these soon! great choice for this month's SRC

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