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The Food Nanny’s Favorite Pancakes

Sometime in January I stumbled upon The Food Nanny. It is a mom and daughter team that have brought back family dinner. Senior Food Nanny, Liz, and her daughter Lizi live in their family home in Utah and share their meal plan every two weeks to help you cook for your family and bring you back to the table to share your day over dinner.

They have several recipes on their blog that I have tried but their Favorite Pancakes was my game changer go to. I had been buying pancake mix and one day I saw Lizi make their recipe on Instagram and said “wow that is super easy.” The next day I made them for breakfast and haven’t looked back since.

I know you are probably thinking; Wow they are just pancakes, how can they change someones life? Well the recipe is super simple to mix together and they make the perfect amount for my family for one meal. When you mix the batter according to instructions you don’t think it is not going to turn out, at all, but after you let the top bubble and flip and then take that first bite with syrup you are shocked. This pancake is beyond what you thought of the lumpy batter. Fluffy with a caramelized crispy edge just melts in you mouth and you want to eat them till your heart is content. My mouth is watering thinking about them!

Until you make these you will just have to take my word for it!

      8 to 10 pancakes
AUTHOR The Food Nanny

2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter melted
Melted butter and canola oil for brushing on the griddle
Preheat an electric griddle to 375 degrees or place a stove-top griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.

Sift the flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt onto a square of wax papper (or mix in a bowl).

Beat the egg slighting in a bowl and add the milk. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined. The batter will still have small lumps.

In a small bowl, mix equal parts melted butter and oil; about a teaspoon of each is all you need. Lightly dip a pastry brush into the mixture and brush a fine, smooth film over the griddle or pan. Brushing the griddle lightly before each batch will ensure perfect pancakes.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle. Cook the pancakes until bubbles begin popping on top, about 2 minutes. 

Turn them and cook about 1 minute. If the pancakes are not golden brown when its time to turn them, the heat is too low or too high.

Serve immediately as the pancakes are done, or keep them warm in the oven as you continue cooking. Overlap pancakes slightly on a platter and place in the oven at 175 degrees. Serve with butter, syrup, and jam as desired.

*Add fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed and well-drained, to the batter just before cooking.

*Omit the whole wheat flour and use a total of 1 cup all-purpose flour.

I need to share a few tips that I feel make these pancakes even better. The Food Nanny has done so much research on French salt and Kamut flour. The salt feels like a course sea salt and is imported from France. The Kamut flour is an ancient grain and has the lowest form of gluten before being gluten free and is only processed to grind it.

Now, you can use normal salt and white all purpose flour and these pancakes will still be amazing but if you want to take your cooking to the next level at least look into the salt.

I also like to use one bowl and mix my wet ingredients first and then sift the dry ingredients into the same bowl, less mess to clean up. Now make sure you fallow the instructions and do not mix out the small lumps. As I stated before it does not look right but go with it you will thank me and The Food Nanny.

I mentioned some of these items in my post “Snack Time” but I will link them again for easy access. These items have become every day cooking and baking staples in my house and even though some of them my look a little pricy they are worth the money.

Gros Sel de Guerande

Kamut flour

Danish dough hook

Measuring spoon

Griddle The best part about this one is I added it to my grocery pick up order!

Be sure to check out The Food Nanny on Instagram. They show how to make their recipes and what life is like at their house, 4 kids, 2 cows with fresh milk, and a chicken coop for farm fresh eggs. You will love them, I promise.

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Published by Ashley Rowe

Hi! My name is Ashley and I am a wife of almost 10 years and a mom of Irish twins Daisy (3) and Brady (2). I grew up in a small town and after college moved back to marry my Husband, Corey. I am not perfect at anything I do and will be the first to tell you I struggle with balancing life on the daily. Cooking and Baking are were I feel like I shine, but I enjoy learning and trying all the things.

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