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Breakfast for Dinner

Posted on 2006.01.14 at 23:18
This is probably one of my kids' favorite Saturday night treats. We normally have a very busy day on Saturday, either out of the house having fun, or spending the day in our pj's (figuratively). Either way, it's so out of the norm that Breakfast for Dinner is an easy, quick dinner that doesn't involve much planning.

Tonight we had my signature "We're Out of Buttermilk" Pancakes and my husband's Mexican Pizza Omelettes. We also had the traditional milk, juice, cold cereal, toast and oatmeal available, but everybody went straight for the stacks hot steaming pancakes, made in 3 different flavors: traditional, raspberry, and cinnamon.


I created this recipe because we love buttermilk pancakes, but nobody in my house is about to go buy a quart of real buttermilk just for pancakes... and it's not something we ever have on hand. These can be made with what's in your cupboard, and are VERY easy. I kept changing the recipe until I've made it just the way we like them. These take the "pan"cake.

Shynie's "Out of Buttermilk" Pancakes:

2 1/4 cups milk
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 eggs
4 Tablespoons melted butter

2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons BROWN sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. Beat together milk, vinegar, eggs and melted butter. Heat griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat. When griddle is ready, blend wet and dry ingredients until JUST blended. (it will be slightly lumpy) Depending on what size pancakes you like, scoop 1/4 - 1/2 cup batter on heated griddle and brown on both sides. Serve hot.

Variations: Naturally all the typical variations can be made, but we like substituting 1/3 cup raspberry juice concentrate for 1/3 cup of the milk.

I like to make cinnamon pancakes by adding a simple Tablespoon or two of cinnamon to the plain batter. You can also make apple cinnamon pancakes by using 1-2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup applesauce, reducing the milk to 2 cups and eliminating the butter.

Sometime, just for fun, try adding M&M's to your batter, chocolate chips or berries. Use your imagination, and share your favorite "additions"!

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