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Pancake Sunday

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you have probably figured out that on Sundays we start our day with homemade pancakes.

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Fun fact, it wasn’t a tradition that I intended to start. But it just became a helpful way for me to know what day of the week it was when quarantine started. It was also a great way to get Emerson included in the making of her meal. She LOVES to help! As most toddlers do. But for some reason pancakes make her click into helper mode more than anything else before.

When I was growing up I remember that my mom often made us pancakes on Saturday morning as well as a fun dinnertime meal too. My brother and I would spend every Sunday morning at our grandmother's house because my mom was the music director of the choir at church and she would need to be there much earlier than we would want to go. So she would drop us off at my grandmas on the way. My grandma would make us pancakes for breakfast but would always make them into fun shapes. A funny face, a dog, a person, whatever we asked for that day. Pancakes became such a favorite of ours that we would eat them whenever they were offered as an option. We had them so often that my mom ended up writing the recipe on an index card and putting it on the fridge so she could save time.

So when I finally got tired of pulling out my recipe book I remembered this trick and decided to do something similar. Though, I tend to keep clutter to a minimum in our home, so I opted for taping the index card to the inside of the cupboard where we keep the baking supplies.

Now, you would think that I would be using the same recipe we ate as children... but the answer here is no. Sorry to disappoint. I tried it but for some reason I just couldn't get behind it. I guess my taste has changed as an adult. Good news though, I found the winner that I use today after quite a bit of trial and error from recipes I was finding on Pinterest. You can find the original post here! It's also where I learned that you could FREEZE your own pancakes to have on hand for busy mornings. Talk about a mom hack!

This pancake dispenser is the best way I have found to help make the perfect round pancake. Or you could also try this one as well. It also helps you make some fun creative designs too. Our favorites at the moment are Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. I've had this thing forever. I found it in a catalog of a school fundraiser. It's been my go to ever since. Great bonus is that it's easy to clean and also able to be put in the dishwasher. Also personal side note, I'm not gonna lie... I was so excited when I realized Sarah Blakley (who founded SPANX) used the same thing for her pancake masterpieces on Sunday mornings too!

So, let's get to it shall we...

Sunday Morning Pancakes

1 cup, sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup milk ¼ cup white sugar 2 tbsp. melted butter ¾ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 beaten egg

1 tsp. crisco or vegetable oil

Add all the dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a mixing bowl. Then add in the egg, melted butter, and milk. Mix well. Heat a pan, a skillet or griddle and spray with margarine or vegetable oil. Pour or squirt the mixture onto the griddle. Cook for about 1 minute and flip it over and cook other side too until both sides are golden-brown.

To Freeze the Pancakes

When the pancakes are done, lay them on a tray and place them in the freezer. By freezing them flat and separate you keep them from sticking together.

You can also use a baking mat to lay them out on and roll it up to save space. Just make sure to sandwich in the pancakes between two mats or by laying wax or parchment paper on top to keep them from sticking.

Once they are completely frozen you can place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Label the bag with the date and item. Whenever you need a quick breakfast just pull out a few and microwave them. I usually do a few at a time for about 30 seconds. They are good for about 6 months after freezing.

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