I wrote this post five year ago… the time flies! Luckily, these traditions have lasted. I wanted to share this today because this is still our favorite birthday tradition…
(Five years ago….) Our son, Ethan, turned 6 and we made him birthday number pancakes and his favorite smoothie. His favorite breakfast EVER is pancakes. He would eat them every single day if we let him.
First off – here is the pancake recipe:
- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk (or almond milk)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add in your wet ingredients.
Continue to mix with a whisk until well combined, but not to over mix the batter. It will cause the batter to become very thick and heavy. Add chocolate chips (I add them at this stage, instead of while they are cooking, to keep the chips coated) This will also help keep the chocolate chips from burning.
Next pour your batter in an icing bag (if you do not have one, an zip-lock bag will do will do just fine) Cut a small hole at the tip and you are ready to begin.
Use Pam spray and cook them on medium/low heat. I used a stove top griddle when making these birthday pancakes.
Next, cook until the bubbles come through and then flip and cook the other side until lightly golden. (don’t make them too thick or the inside may not cook all the way through). You can make other things to go with it, like some balloons!
Ps- HERE IS LAST YEAR…. THE TIME FLEW BY!
Here are some other pancake ideas… Minions:
Or this recipe for Crazy Pancakes.