A Family Vacation Favorite: Classic Fluffy Pancakes

Did you know that Monday, September 26th is National Pancake Day?  Well, why not celebrate this weekend by making these delicious pancakes.  About a year ago I started a new family tradition of making pancakes every time we traveled to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  We would visit family, so we would be staying in a home vs a hotel so waking up in the morning and making a big batch of pancakes was a fun way to kick off the weekend.  I have two tips to share with you.  First, before traveling the long distance I would measure out all the dry ingredients and add them to a small ziplock bag.  I do this to save time in the morning and to ensure I have all the ingredients.  Since many times we arrive in Cape Cod at night, I would just need to add milk, eggs and butter in the morning, which would most likely already be in the refrigerator.  The second tip is that I make a batch of bacon on the griddle prior to making the pancakes.  I drain the excess grease and pour the batter right on top the seasoned pan.  This gives the pancakes an amazing salty kick and an slightly crunchy exterior.  I love the texture this provides as well.

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Classic Fluffy Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups - All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon - Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup - Milk
  • 1 - Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter, Melted

Method

  1. Heat Griddle pan to 350- 400 degrees
  2. Add bacon to the griddle and cook until done. Set aside
  3. Drain bacon grease into the grease compartment of the griddle pan. Do not wipe down the griddle pan. You want the remaining bacon grease to coat the surface
  4. While bacon is cooking, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl
  5. Add milk, egg and melted butter and whisk until combined
  6. Once bacon is removed add a ladle full of batter per pancake on the griddle

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