Sunday Morning Pancakes

My one goal yesterday was to get my holiday gift baskets out to family.  I spent a couple hours each night last week making different things – cranberry and nut brittle, Chex Mix, white chocolate and cranberry cookies, and chocolate snowball cookies.

My dining room table looked like an assembly line with plastic containers of baked goods – my goal was to pack up all the boxes, get them shipped and then get my dining room table back in order.  Which is funny because as much as I love my dining room table, the ONLY time we use it is is when company comes over. 😦

But then the domino effect happened.  If the dining room was nice and clean, then I may as well get the living room tidied up.  Then the kitchen was a disaster, and then I notice that the outside of the oven needs a good scrubbing, then the kitchen floor, microwave, clean out the refrigerator AND I reorganized our pantry.  (Um, there may have been some bread that were all the colors of the rainbow!)

Before I knew it, 3 hours passed by and my house was clean!  When Hannah left for work she said “I’ll help you clean when I get home.”  So imagine her surprise that it was all done by the time she got home. 😀

At one point Tony said “are people coming over that I don’t know about?!”  It was nice to get it all done.

One of Hannah’s favorite breakfast foods is pancakes.  She had to work again today, but I asked her if she wanted a bagel sandwich or pancakes, and before I even got the word “panc. . .” out she said “pancakes!”

This is my new favorite basic pancake recipe.  I actually adapted it from America’s Test Kitchen, I altered the milk to flour ratio because their version had too thin of a pancake for my taste.

Sunday Morning Pancakes (makes 12)

  • 127 calories, 3.5 fat, 19 carbs, .6 fiber and 3.7 protein, or 3 PointsPlus each)


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups milk (alternatively you could use 1.5 cups buttermilk, but I hardly ever have that on hand)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Mix well.

In a large mason jar, add the milk lemon juice, egg, and butter and shake until its nice and bubbly and the egg is incorporated.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.  Let batter sit a minimum of 15 minutes to let the baking powder do its magic.

Cook each pancake for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.  I actually make one pancake at a time, so I have my oven set at 225 and just add each pancake to my cookie sheet – they stay warm until ready to serve.

That’s how my batter looks after 15 minutes – love the bubbles!

Tony had his sans fruit:

Hannah had hers with fresh blackberries:

The best part is that these freeze really well – just pop them in your toaster and they will taste the same as the day you made them.

Holiday 2011 Challenge Update!

We are in the home stretch – can’t believe we are a few weeks from January 1!  I had a gain this past week – I didn’t work out, so its my own fault.  I need to get it in gear this week!

Now that my house is clean, I only have one more load of laundry to do and then I have to hit up the store.  I am also going to hit up the gym too – when Tony watches Sunday football, I don’t even think he notices I am gone. 😀

Enjoy your Sunday!



17 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Pancakes

  1. Feels sooooo good to get everything clean!! Those pancakes look seriously perfect!

  2. I want to clean! I feel like all I do lately is surface clean and tidy up. Life has just been busy lately, nothing important, just busy. I have not even begun Christmas shopping yet.

    Your pancakes look picture perfect. I love the idea of making a batch and freezing them. It would be a nice option for my husband.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  3. Looks like an awesome pancake recipe! Did you know that you can add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to just less than 1 cup of regular milk to make your own buttermilk? My Mom taught me that trick, and now I never buy buttermilk!

  4. Wow, those blackberries look soooo good! Our store doesn’t have any that look fresh!
    I’m trying to get myself psyched to clean too, but it isn’t happening! 🙂

  5. Your pancakes have made me hungry LOL … they look so good!

  6. Doesn’t it feel nice to have a clean home. I want to hire live in cleaners. And if they do tech support and my hair every morning, well, all the better!!! 🙂 Hope the week ahead is a great one Vat.

  7. A nice and clean house is just the best feeling!!
    And those pancakes look amazing! What a great treat.

  8. I made the white chocolate cranberry cookies for my bookclub cookie swap. Thank you for the recipe.

  9. Those look like great pancakes! I’ve been wanting to make some lately!

  10. Clean house and pancakes; what more could you want!

  11. I adore pancakes! I had some this morning too 🙂

    Good luck reaching your goal by January 1st!

  12. Hey, cleaning is an awesome workout! And I had to LOL at “Um, there may have been some bread that were all the colors of the rainbow!”…recently Mark pulled out salmon from our pantry! EWWW! It was in a bag with “his chips” and he didn’t see what else was in there. Luckily, it was the vacuum sealed ones and there was no smell, but I can only imagine what it was like INSIDE those packages. SO GROSS!! Have a good week, Biz!

    P.S. I’m with Hannah. Saving this recipe!

  13. I have that same domino effect hit me from time to time. I need it to hit now but it hasn’t. LOL

    I’m thinking of y’all today- hope all goes well with the surgery!

    Here’s my link:

  14. LOL you are too funny. I know how you feel. Sometimes cleaning one room just makes the other ones look so messy!

    The pancakes look great… no wonder Hannah chose them!

  15. Good luck to Tony with his surgery this week! I love the idea of holiday goodie boxes, my mom’s best friend made them growing up and I always looked forward to her yogurt pretzels and pumpkin bread.

  16. Pancakes! I think pancakes are by far my favorite food ever….
    I just checked out the links of all the recipes you attached – Good Lord – can I get on your Family Holiday Gift Basket list? 🙂

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