A Sunday for Pancakes

Running With Forks Pancakes

I love Sundays for their silence.  For the morning light that creeps in through the blinds, the ability to nestle in the sheets a bit longer and regenerate and the extra time to sit with a cup(s) of coffee and make something simple, yet delicious.

I extend the last few sips of my coffee for as long as I can, which means I'm still working on the cup from breakfast this morning as I sit down to type, not to mention in a new favorite mug that has a skateboarding cat riding a path into the mountains, next to a lake surrounded by trees and under the big sunny sky. New staple mug. 

After devouring our pancakes, we kept repeating that this really was "the best pancake recipe ever" and I realized I should probably not keep those things to myself, but share them with you and let you experience their deliciousness as well. I hope you find as much joy in them as we do on a lazy and glorious simple Sunday morning. 

Best Pancake Ever

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c heavy cream, milk or nut milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c all-purpose flour or gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large farm egg
  • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • extra butter for cooking

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream or milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit to sour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add egg to heavy cream, melted butter, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk to combine.
  4. Slowly combine cream into flour and gently whisk until smooth consistency. 
  5. Add a dab of butter to hot cast iron skillet.  Once melted, using an ice cream scoop, measure one full scoop of batter and pour into center of pan and let sit.  Once bubbles form, quickly flip.  After 30 seconds, use the back of the spatula to gently press and cook until lightly browned on both sides.  
  6. Add another small dab of butter and continue with remaining batter.
  7. Finish with your personal choice of powdered sugar, maple syrup, honey and yogurt, fruit compote, etc.  Possibilities are endless, but I like to keep it simple and sweet.