Brunch with friends. Two Sundays ago, my two friends and I used up the extra buttermilk chillin in the fridge to make seriously the best pancakes I think I’ve ever made. There’s also that “good mood” factor that I think propelled me to just enjoy life altogether this particular morning : ) That being said, these were actually great. And for the record, Egen has had this A&P Cinnamon since 1995.
I used the base for Joy’s Milk chocolate pancakes, adjusting it like so:
1 cup white wheat flour
1 cup All Purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg (SECRET INGREDIENT)
Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together wet ingredients, and slowly fold in the dry until just mixed. Let the mixture sit for around 5 minutes while you pour yourself a cup of coffee and heat up the griddle to medium heat. Melt some butter and pour the pancake dollops on the griddle when bubbles start to appear in the butter. Flip when you see bubbles on the top and keep finished pancakes warm in a 200 degree oven (that is if you haven’t eaten them one by one). Serve with whatever toppings you like!
So it was pretty much the same, but like I said, cinnamon and nutmeg are my favorite spices even for ole classic pancakes. We made this for brunchy brunch, then proceeded to walk 7 miles throughout the course of the day. After one 4-mile walk, we weren’t done with being outside on a beautiful day and drove down to the Belt-line, walking an additional 3.
There were a few guys with a stand setup holding a sign that said “Free Advice” at the Beltline. After giving it a laugh, I asked my friends what we should ask them originally as a joke; however I was surprised at how quickly we spurt out lingering questions we all had. Regardless of the carefree nature of the day, the most important things to us in our lives right now were right there, awaiting our considerations. The good thing is, a constant return to the same questions really helps me realize what my priorities are at any given time.
We tried to recreate the Matilda scene here with “Send Me on My Way” playing in the background as we flipped merrily away. Happy pancakes!