I woke up a little down this morning. I wanted to do something special for breakfast but didn't want to go to the store. We were limited on eggs and also on a budget.
I was stuck and finally I pulled out our favorite pancake mix to make something that brought a gasp from my almost 11 y.o. son.
Sidebar: I've made all kinds of homemade pancake recipes, but he always tells me they "taste different." I personally like this one myself and have used it for years. Not an ad.
When I make anything on the sweet side, I always add an extra dash of vanilla. I started doing this with my daughter when she was a toddler and would help me mix the pancakes. We still call it our special ingredient.
Here's what I did:
I made them mini. That's all! I used a coffee scoop size spoon (1 1/2 Tblspn.)
A tablespoon could have easily worked. In the end, the regular recipe made 18 mini pancakes.
I lined them up on the plate and put some syrup in a minimally fancy dish and called my son.
He loved it.
No utensils needed. He was happy to dip the pancakes.
I added some pecans to my minis. YUMMMMMM!!
I didn't use a dish for my syrup. Just poured it directly on my pancakes. I used lemon curd for my mother's serving. Grandma and I did use utensils s in case you were wondering.
Eating 4 mini pancakes was actually a full meal. My son didn't eat them all.
In the past, I've made hearts, Mickey Mouse heads and even let my son make his own pancake art with a squeeze bottle.
Something else special about these pancakes: the egg used was from our garden chickens! This is one of the first laid.