Every Saturday is pancake Saturday at our house.
Well, cause, PANCAKES!
Growing up, my mom was famous for her pancakes. We’d have friends make the extra trip to come to our house before school if they knew pancakes were on the menu.
She was virtually a celebrity among my friends. I mean, what better way to win over a bunch of teenage boys than mounds of delicious food?
When I started to become especially interested in cooking, I finally asked her about the driving force behind her popularity.
“Mom, what makes your pancakes the best?”
She acted surprised by the question, like she didn’t know her pancakes were the best. I’m sitting back, thinking “Quit playing it down Mom, you KNOW what you do to the pancakes that instantly makes you the coolest mom around. Is it extra sugar? Vanilla? Crack? Mother’s love and hugs and butteflies? I MUST KNOW.”
“Um, it’s just Bisquick.”
That’s why you’re so surprised. You make it like everyone else does and there shouldn’t be any reason why your pancakes are better than anyone else’s.
Maybe it really is mother’s love and hugs and butterflies (but not really butterflies, that’s gross).
Just to show you up, Mom, we made the WORLD’S BEST PANCAKES (But please, please, PLEASE still make yours next time I see you? Thanks.).
Anyway, we’ve semi-recently discovered two secrets to great healthy pancakes:
- CINNAMON! Seriously, it makes them taste almost like a dessert. I’m guessing this would still work with white flour (EVIL) pancakes, but we’ve only tried it with our sprouted flour and sourdough pancakes. If they don’t have cinnamon in the pancakes in heaven, I’m not going.
- Fry them! If slightly crispified pancakes sound weird to you, you’re not in the minority. Just trust us and cook ‘em this way. You’ll never go back.
Then, top them with this quick apple-cinnamon topping (or real maple syrup on a lazy day) and you’ve got some seriously full-flavored, semi-crunchy pancakes with a kefir tang to them! In other words, the best healthy apple-cinnamon pancakes with kefir!
BTW, we make our own kefir, but you can find it at health stores too. It’s kinda like yogurty milk, and it’s a great probiotic.