This week my mom sent me a sample of the maple syrup they have been slaving over for the last few weeks. What a treat! No joke, possibly the best fresh maple syrup I have had in my life. The texture and taste were perfect. Maple syrup can so often get “watery” and it was wonderful to have that thick texture. Yummy!
*This is a photo of the sap boiler at my parents home place.*
With that fresh syrup in the house I just had to make some pancakes. This is the most simple, no fail batch of pancakes that I am sure everyone knows but I thought I would share it anyways. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 TB Sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Milk, Buttermilk or Almond Milk
- 1 Egg
- 3 Tb Melted Butter
- 1 tsp Mexican Vanilla
- Add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to bowl and mix lightly to incorporate.
- Mix milk and egg together and melt butter in microwave
- Turn on griddle to medium heat on stove or 350 on a large electric griddle.
- Make sure griddle is clean and greased lightly.
- Mix milk mixture into the flour mixture gently. When almost completely incorporated, add the melted butter and vanilla. There should be small bubbles forming. Makes sure that all flour is mixed in from the bottom of your bowl and try to not over mix.
- Pour 1/4 cup measure full of batter on to griddle and allow to cook until bubbles begin to pop and the edges of pancake are just dry and then flip over and finish cooking the pancake.
- Top any way you like and enjoy!