Vanilla Orange Pancakes
This morning I got up early to my dogs barking like crazy at 6 in the morning. I went to check and it turns out my puppy, Pepper, had gotten out of the backyard and was running up and down the street. Afterwards, I could not go back to sleep; I got dressed and went to abuela’s house for coffee and breakfast. I took her to the supermarket. Did her hair and came home.
Daddy and Gabo had woken up already and were watching TEC the Tractor when I walked into the room and asked what they wanted for breakfast. Gabo’s eyes lit up and he said “Pancakes”. It has been a while since I have made pancakes, although recently I took to making Belgian Waffles, pancakes I seldom make. Only for special Sundays, mostly because I am trying to limit the amount of gluten my son consumes.
I went to the kitchen to make pancakes for my Gabo and Daddy. I opened the cupboard and took out the pancake mix, and I saw a bag of ground flax seeds, I grabbed the vanilla extract and behind was the orange extract and I remember I had lemons in the fridge. I also grabbed the cinnamon, just because I add it to everything.
Orange Vanilla Pancakes
1½ cup Krusteaz Pancake Mix
1 cup whole milk
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
1 tsp orange extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp. coconut oil
The recipe in the bag calls for just pancake mix and water. I believe that if cannot make it from scratch, make store-bought mixes and make them better. I substituted milk for the water and added all the other ingredients in a bowl and mixed with a fork until they came together.
I had a pre-heated pan and sprayed it with non-stick spray and pour 1/3 cup of the batter per pancake, we like them medium sized. I cooked them until they are a deep golden color and flipped them.
This recipe yielded 6 pancakes. Daddy had 4, Gabo had 2 and I had 1. It was delicious, even they noticed something was different and they gobbled them down. Gabo asked if we were having pancakes again for breakfast tomorrow.
Until next time,