For me, pancakes hold a special place in my heart.
I also have this irrational anger over people that call crepes pancakes. I literally don’t know why, but when I hear someone talking about pancakes, and I know I KNOW that they are talking about crepes, I have to restrain myself from correcting them. I’m sorry, it’s nothing personal, I only want to protect the name of ‘the Pancake’.
This is also inconvenient, because in the UK, this style of pancake is usually called a ‘Scotch’ or ‘American’ Pancake.
You must put one of those word in to define them.
Otherwise, then that person will assume when you say pancake, you’re referring to CREPES.
Inferior in my view.
Yeah they can be awesome, but puh-lease do not refer to them as a pancake. They’re even further away from being true to their name (a ‘pan-cake’) than actual pancakes are. Stop lying to me, they’re not soft, fluffy, thick and stacked in layers. More like sweet tortilla. Gahd.
Okay I think you’ve probably had enough crazy-talk from me today (I don’t understand how I get so crazy about food things).
and the gorge photography and styling in the book was done by the awesome gals from Spoon Fork Bacon (photo for every recipe!! Remember how I love that, guys?)
– (this note is just for the sake of food styling which I copied from the photograph in the book itself) If you want to have visible oats on the pancakes, sprinkle some extra rolled oats onto the batter once you’ve poured it into the pan.
– the recipe has been re-published here with permission, from Adrianna Adarme’s Book: Pancakes, 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack (it’s on page 22)
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- Butter / vegetable oil for skillet
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the milk. Add the honey and egg and beat for 1 minute, or until the honey has completely dissolved into the milk.
- All at once, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps. Gently fold in the rolled oats.
- Preheat your skillet over a medium heat and brush with 1½ tsp of butter or 1 tsp of vegetable oil. Using a ¼-cup measure scoop the batter onto the warm skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the opposite sides for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.
- Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200 F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter or vegetable oil to the skillet when needed. Serve immediately.