When Mal woke up this morning, the first thing he said was “Let’s make pancakes!” I bet he dreamed about them last night!
Pancakes sounded great to me, so Mal designated breakfast-making duties: he cooked pancakes; I made iced lattes. However, our pancake plan was soon foiled when we realized that we were out of pancake mix. 😕 What a bummer.
Murphy’s face says it all:
Look at that lip!
Mal and I both still wanted pancakes for breakfast, so he offered to run across the street to the convenience store to buy a box of Bisquick.
Or so we thought…
While Mal mixed the pancake batter, we enjoyed our iced iced lattes while hanging out in the kitchen.
Like most mornings, we planned our day. I’m heading downtown to Healthworks for a workout and then to do some writing. Mal is showing our apartment to some more prospective renters (and then probably playing video games).
While we chatted, Mal started to make our pancakes on The Griddler. They looked so delicious– I couldn’t wait to eat them. I was starving!
But, then we realized that we didn’t have any maple syrup! Gah!
So, this time, I ran across the street to buy maple syrup.
Not surprisingly, there weren’t many choices. I went with the Aunt Jemima’s.
(When we move, I’m definitely going to miss the convenience of living in a city!)
Mal’s pancakes turned out EXCELLENT! This batch was one of his best ever. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy– they reminded me of cupcakes! 😀
I practically licked my plate clean. 😉
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I am finishing up my goals and game plan for Lose the Dough this morning. It’s a monster post! Be sure to check back later for it.
I also have an interview at 10:00 as well as Body Pump and writing this afternoon. There’s lots happening today!
Why didn’t you make them from scratch? They’re sooo easy!! Probably take exactly the same amount of time to do them from the beginning as it did to get the mix from the store lol 😛
ahhh you’e so lucky living right opposite a store, I could use that! I so wish I lived in a city!!
Yum! Who doesn’t love pancakes!?
Can’t wait to read about Lose the Dough!
No more Bisquick & fake maple syrup for you starting tomorrow =) Ha, glad you enjoyed them. Can’t wait to read your longgg post. You’re the best.
dang! you just can’t top bisquick when it comes to pancakes, can you? so fluffy!!!
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@Samantha: No more jobs for me! It was for a website writing a piece about me/my blog.
@Freya at foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com: Nah. Mal has a special recipe that I love!
We made waffles this morning! 3-day weekend is definitely a great excuse for a breakfast treat!
(P.S. Have you (or Mal) ever made pancakes from scratch? It’s really easy, and then you can sub whole-wheat pastry flour with basically the same results!)
What a pancake nightmare! I’m glad everything worked out.
I second #58 Catherine’s comment. Pancakes from scratch are great. I add a little vanilla and milk to make mine a bit more fluffy.
Yum, what a great way to start a snowy day off!
Funny, but I noticed that the griddle you used (http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/prdsell.aspx?L0=Kitchen&L1=Electrics&L2=Griddle) is one of my favorite gadgets! It has removable plates so it is also a panini maker – a kitchen must have!
-Katie Ring, Photographer at Stonewall Kitchen
Congratulations on the blog recognition! I must say that I never get tired of seeing Murphy pics every day 🙂
Must be something in the air! I was craving pancakes over the weekend! When I went to make them (I was certain I had mix) none was to be found, however I found the GFS brand of bisquick, so I quick got online and saw how much bisquick to what ingredients to make pancakes… and voila, had enough to make pancakes for my sweetie (3 small) but not me! LOL I faked like I didn’t want any (I’m not a huge breakfast fan normally anyways so he wasn’t suspicious). Then went to get syrup and couldn’t find it!!!! Finally found my sugar free syrup (not as good as the lite I prefer) but hey, he was eating them anyways! LOL
Want to guess what’s on my list for groceries this week?
Next time you’re out of pancake mix try making your own. These are delicious:
3/4 skim milk
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 Tablespoon white sugar
Into the same bowl add the following, just don’t mix until it’s all in:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
(Optional: 1 Tablespoon finely ground flaxseed)
Mix the batter and let it sit 5-10 minutes, then throw on the griddle and enjoy.
They’re super-fluffy, have lots of good fiber and it’s better than running out in the freezing cold! 🙂