Dutch. baby. Might go down as the weirdest name for a pancake EVER.
Despite its odd name, the dutch baby is a pretty little puffed pancake that bakes entirely in the oven. It should really be called the lazy pancake because there is no flipping required – the batter is poured into a cast iron pan, cooked in the oven until it’s impressively puffed, and then cut up like a pizza to serve.
(Are you converted yet?!)
Are you team pancakes or team waffles?
Normally I’m team waffles. But these buttermilk pancakes are so light, fluffy, and smothered in the sweetest sticky triple berry drizzle that I may just change my mind…
Did you know that the term “flat as a pancake” has been around since 1611? (I hope you never had that terrible phrase directed at you!) Even our stone age ancestors were eating pancakes. It’s true.
French Toast you can eat with your fingers! Rolled in a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating and ready to be dunked in maple syrup!
You’ll never guess where this recipe idea came from… my dad! Yep, my parents were on vacation in Phoenix, AZ, eating breakfast in a random cafe and noticed what looked like strips of french toast being carried past them, leaving their lingering cinnamony scent behind…
“Maresa!” my dad said the next time he saw me, “You’ve got to make French Toast Strips for your blog!” And my mom wholeheartedly agreed.
The rest is history. All credit goes to my parents for these French Toast Fingers. 😉
Apple Pancake Rings are sliced apples dipped in cinnamon pancake batter, and fried on either side just like a regular pancake – but these are healthier!
Now that we’ve reached the end of October here in the Pacific Northwest, the days have blurred together in endless shades of grey and drizzle. My rain boots are a constant fixture outside our front door, drying after the end of every day.
I used to dread this dismal season that lasts from October to February. But ever since J proposed to me on a damp, grey day in January, I’ve had second thoughts about rainy days. Rainy days just mean you need to be prepared – you need to put on your rain boots, a rain coat, grab an umbrella and head outside.
Let’s talk about savory waffles. Savory waffles get no love. They’re the sad cousin of the sweet waffle, who is attention-seeking with her sweetness and colourful berry garnishes, always drowned in maple syrup or fruit compote.
Savory waffles are subtle and understated. Really, you can eat them anywhere you’d eat a piece of toast – and I would suggest that they are even tastier than a piece of toast because you can easily customize their flavour.
It’s February! Can you believe it? The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on!
Over the next couple of weeks I will share some of my favourite Valentine’s Day-inspired breakfasts – because Valentine’s breakfast is way better than Valentine’s dinner, amiright?! Maybe I’m biased, but I’ll take a homemade breakfast in bed over going out for dinner any day. Serve these Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes to your sweetie with a mug of steaming coffee and watch their face light up with joy.
Soft, cinnamony, French Toast in the cutest bite-size form are sprinkled with chewy raisins and drizzled with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping: it’s Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites! It’s French Toast To-Go!
…Is there nothing better than taking French Toast to-go? I think not. (And for real, I did take two of these Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites to work and ate them from tupperware at my desk yesterday. Not fancy, but so fun and portable!)
Okay. Confession time. I hardly ever make pancakes for breakfast. Whenever I’m craving a sweet breakfast, we always make our family-favourite Fluffiest Waffles. Because they’re just so darn fluffy and delicious!
But, sometimes you gotta break out of your box. And pancakes deserve some love too! Especially because pancakes are so easily stuffed with deliciousness like shaved almonds and sweet tart cranberries, which really ups the yum factor.
Raise your hand if you love eggnog.
Raise your hand if you love waffles.
We love both in this house – and as if we need an excuse to drink more eggnog – I swapped out the milk for eggnog in my go-to fluffy waffle recipe that we adore.
This waffle recipe is like a family secret. It’s been passed down through generations – from Js’ parents to J, and now we’ll pass it down again. There’s a reason why we don’t ever make any other waffle recipe – these waffles are the fluffiest, lightest, most delicious breakfast waffle ever.