We do Sunday mornings right at my house.
Each Sunday, a day my fiancé and I look forward to beginning on Fridays, we always orchestrate a great breakfast – at times, better described as brunch – to enjoy and banter over. It’s a time for us to team up and make delicious, indulgent food and talk to one another about the issues of the day, the upcoming week, and so on. Sometimes this meal consists of French toast, other times waffles. We’ve been known to serve cheese and fruit. Other times, we head to one of our favorite local restaurants to dine on their fare. However, we most enjoy Sunday mornings at home, dressed in our pajamas and sipping coffee, working together to create edible majesty.
I detested breakfast foods as a child. I refused to eat cereal; I loathed the sight of pancakes. I might occasionally eat a waffle, but that was the best that could be expected of me at breakfast. As I’ve grown older and my palate has become more mature, I’ve learned to enjoy breakfast, although serving me eggs, bacon, or pork sausage would be a mistake.
My fella often takes the lead on our Sunday morning ritual. Sometimes I handle things – such as when I make my Buttermilk Biscuits with Berry Compote – but he’s an accomplished cook himself and often likes to take the lead in the kitchen. My two favorite things that he makes in this early hours are his sensational French toast and these pancakes.
They are light, fluffy, and flavorful. Sweet without being overpoweringly so and complimenting well with a good syrup. He’s a maple kind of guy; I prefer something fruity and involving berries. His inclusion of a hint of spices – nutmeg and cinnamon – add the perfect hint flavor to them. In a word, perfect.
This recipe is yields the perfect Sunday morning for two. Combine them with a hot cup of coffee and your favorite syrup, and you have a Sunday morning that will erase all your apprehensions about the coming doom of the work week. Not only that, but they are easy and quick to make. There’s little point to buying a convenience mix from the grocery when you can quickly combine these ingredients and make a homemade breakfast with a superior taste.
Sunday Morning Pancakes
Makes eight medium pancakes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Cooking spray
- Mix dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda. Set aside.
- Combine wet ingredients: vanilla, egg, buttermilk, oil. Once well blended, combine with dry ingredients until just combined. The mixture will be lumpy.
- Lightly grease heavy skillet with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto surface. On medium heat, cook for approximately 1.5 minutes on each side. Pancakes should be golden brown.