It’s been a treat to have almost a week off of everything work, to spend time together. It sure does slow time down. If you’re ever wondering how to make a childhood last, plan a week of nothing – and you’ll see just how much you can slow time down. Spend leisurely mornings in bed, get up and indulge the request for pancakes in bed by a two-year-old who thinks she’s royalty. Sprinkle that sugar generously and spend money on the most delicious maple syrup that money can buy.
That has been our week. We’re on round four of pancakes – but without the effort that comes from standing there flipping the pancakes on the griddle (and the complaints that the pancakes are not perfectly golden). Sometime last year, when Babycakes donut maker was on sale on Amazon for under twenty bucks, I picked it up for Olivia for Christmas – who was starting to grow bored of the ‘kid’ ovens, she left for her sister to ‘bake’ with. She wanted the real thing.
Babycakes is the perfect medium for that. She’s just starting to cook, and wants to create something, to help, and go through the entire process while she learns everything from banana muffins, to bread and some of the other staples I’m making almost daily. Plus, they’re the perfect size for kids to grab and go, and you can even stick them in a Weangreen container for an easy snack for school. They’re so versatile!
Fluffy Pancake Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or oil
- 1 large egg
Whisk together the milk, melted butter and eggs into a bowl (I’ve also used melted coconut oil when we’re out of butter, and they turned out nicely).
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the pancakes until just combined, don’t overmix.
Tip: You can use this recipe for traditional pancakes, or use it for delicious pancake donuts. I scoop a heaping tablespoon into each of the donut forms, and don’t worry about making a ring shape. This way, there’s the perfect well inside the center of the donut to catch that delicious maple syrup.
Cook according to box, but I found each donut batch cooked in around three to four minutes once the Babycakes Donut Maker was heated. Before using it the first time, I heated it and brushed with coconut oil to avoid any sticking.
Yeilds about 12 mini donut pancakes