Heart Pancakes

February 13, 2017

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the best pancake recipe

Are any of you mamas planning a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for your littles tomorrow morning? If so, we have the perfect quick and easy, and oh-so-delicious pancakes that your kids will love! I always love to prepare something special for Valentine’s Day, yet keeping it super super super easy! Because it falls on a school day this year, so we definitely don’t want to make things too complicated. Little touches to create memories and make your littles feel the loved on a Tuesday morning is what it is all about! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kids Valentine's Day Breakfast Monika Hibbs best pancake recipe We love how versatile this recipe is, and how the dry mix stores well so you are ready for pancake and waffle making anytime your little ones ask. Like we said… we like quick & easy!  Valentines Day Kids Brunch18 Mother daughter making pancakes

Having the kids help in the kitchen is one of my favourite things to do. It’s so cute to see the excitement of making their very own meals. Lillya is a bit young to really know what’s going on. But she was the best taste tester a mama could ask for!

Best pancake recipe

This heart-shaped pancake making set was the most adorable addition to our Valentine’s breakfast. They made the pancakes feel extra special! Don’t have time to run out and get some? Don’t sweat, cookie cutters work just as well!  Valentines Day Kids Brunch18 heart glasses valentines day card
A two in one Valentine’s Day card with fun paper heart glasses add to the love-y mood!
kids wood forks and heart napkins Valentines Day Kids Brunch18

 

Kids Valentine's Day Breakfast Monika Hibbs

We love the added touch of cutting your fruit into hearts! Slice strawberries and use a cookie cutter to make watermelon heart pops!

 

Kids Valentine's Day Breakfast Monika Hibbs Valentines day breakfast

Everyday Pancake and Waffle Mix
This is enough to make around 3 batches of either pancakes or waffles.
Prep & cooking time: 15 minutes


Everyday Pancake/Waffle Mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour (We love Bob’s Red Mill!)
3 tbsp. coconut sugar or unrefined sugar
3 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. salt

Buttermilk Pancakes (makes approx. 10-12 )
2 1/4 cups of everyday pancake/waffle mix
3 large room temperature eggs, separated
1 ¾ cups buttermilk
¼ cup melted unsalted butter (extra for greasing pan as well)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon

Buttermilk Waffles (makes 5-6)
2 cups everyday mix
2 large room temperature eggs
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
Butter for greasing the pan

Directions
For the everyday mix:

Sift everything into a large bowl. Blend with a whisk to fully disperse all of the ingredients.

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months in your pantry. (Make sure to label with the date so you don’t end up eating stale pancakes or waffles in two years!)

Shake before each use.


For the pancakes:
In a large bowl, measure out the buttermilk, egg yolks, and vanilla.

Whisk in the everyday mix, then add in the melted butter. (Don’t worry if there are some lumps.)

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white to “soft peaks.”  Fold into the batter.

Heat up a large frying pan or griddle. Coat with butter. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.

Once the surface has large bubbles, flip and cook until browned on the other side. I usually make 3 at a time in a large frying pan.


For the waffles:
Pre-heat your waffle iron. Grease if needed. (Some of them don’t require this step so please follow the instructions for your waffle iron.)

Place the everyday mix in a bowl.

Combine the buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla. Incorporate into the everyday mix and mix well.

Cook the waffles as per the instructions for your waffle iron.


How to veganise the pancakes and waffles:
Sub out butter for melted coconut oil or vegan butter of your choice.
Sub out the milk for a nut mylk of your choice and add 1 tsp. lemon juice to make vegan “buttermilk.”
To replace eggs in pancakes, I would whip up ½ cup of aquafaba to a nice soft peak and fold it in. (For those who don’t have a clue what aquafaba is, it’s the liquid left over from a can of chickpeas and it’s is a game changer!) Use 1/3 cup of aquafaba for waffles.

Recipe created by MH Food Editor Erin Girard

D E T A I L S
| Heart Pancake Making Set | Bob’s Red Mill Flour | Sprinkles |
| Cake Stand | Mini Mason Jars | Water Pitcher | Measuring Cups |
| Scalloped Paper Plates | Wooden Forks | Heart Napkins | Straws | Placemats |
| Kid’s Table | Kid’s Chairs | Rug | Valentine’s Mail Box | LOVE book | Valentine’s Cards |