Sweet and Easy

We like to eat our pancakes/crepes a variety of different ways; fluffy or thin, sweet or not sweet (to add a topping), and also hot or cold. This is a go-to favorite of ours for breakfast time, mid-day or even for a dessert.

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While some areas of the world prefer pancakes and other areas prefer crepes, these are still both enjoyed all over the world. 

For us, you could say that pancakes are our “comfort food”, but we have found crepes to be equally enjoyable. Besides the obvious difference in appearance, there are slight differences in the ingredients as well. Pancakes are fluffy, they have more flour and baking powder, which serves as a raising agent. Crepes are flat.

🥞 Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of flour
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
Directions:
 
  1. Mix the flour, sugar (optional), and baking powder in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Beat the eggs slightly in a separate bowl and then mix in the milk and vanilla (optional).
  3. Make a well in the center of the DRY ingredients and then add the WET ingredients into the center. 
  4. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Pour a 1/4 cup batter into a heated saute pan, immediately tilting pan until the batter covers the bottom. Cook until the edges start to dry and the center looks bubbly. Turn to brown the other side.

Crepes

Ingredients:
  • eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
Directions:
  1. Beat the eggs slightly in a medium bowl.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and continue beating until smooth. 
  3. Heat the saute pan over a medium-high heat (375°F.) until hot. Grease the pan lightly with butter. 
  4. Pour a 1/4 cup batter into the hot pan, immediately tilting pan until batter covers bottom. Cook until the edges start to dry and the center is set. Turn to brown the other side.
  5. These are great tasting as-is OR you can fill them with any filling that you wish; Honey, Jelly, or Nutella.

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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, also known as the OMS“, has a recipe for pancakes too.

Here is the link to their recipe: https://overcomingms.org/recipe/oms-friendly-pancakes/

I have tried this recipe and I enjoyed it. However, my family prefers the recipes that I  listed above. Sometimes we “live a little” and enjoy something sweet, while other times we watch what we eat. Either way, as long as it is all done within moderation, why not enjoy something you like? 

Thank-you for reading my post today, I hope that you enjoyed it. What home-made desserts do you like? I would enjoy seeing your favorites, so please share them below. Hope you are having a great week! 

Christy 🙂

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27 thoughts on “Sweet and Easy

  1. Kathy Wire says:

    Yummm, pancakes! I’m allergic to eggs, sugar and wheat, so I love it when I find tasty alternatives. Here’s mine:
    1/4 cup flaxseed (grind before adding, if you don’t have a good blender)
    1/2 cup oats
    1 cup oat milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or powdered egg replacer
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    Directions:
    1. Place all the ingredients except the oil in a blender and blend until the batter is smooth.
    2. Heat a little of the coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Directly from the blender, pour about 2 tablespoons of batter (per pancake) onto the skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until brown on the bottom. Turn over and brown the other side. Serve hot.
    These are really good as pancakes. Also good if you pour fruit filling down the middle and roll up.

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  2. Kathy Wire says:

    ooo-ooo! I have a go-to chocolate mug cake recipe, too:
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, natural (no sugar added)
    1/8 teaspoon stevia leaf powder
    1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
    1/4 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
    pinch sea salt
    1/4 cup oat flour (or whatever kind of flour you can have)
    1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 tbsp milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Directions:
    Melt butter in a microwave-safe mug (I use a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup). Mix in peanut butter, stevia, vanilla, baking soda, cacao, and salt. Stir thoroughly. Stir in flour, then applesauce; mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips.
    Microwave for 40-50 seconds (less for a fudgy middle and more for a lighter texture throughout).

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  3. freyaht says:

    Thanks Christy! Pancakes and crepes truly are a classic around the globe. For all the vegan/GF people out there I’d like to share this awesomely simple banana pancake recipe 🍌:
    1.5 cups GF oats
    1 cup soy/almond milk
    1 mashed banana
    Blend and add baking powder, cinnamon, or vanilla extract for an extra twist!
    Blend, panfry, enjoy.

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