When I ask my son Joseph, “What do you want for breakfast?” he invariably yells, “Pancakes!” Now, with this light and fluffy gluten-free version, everyone will want to join in that chorus. Make them unique for each individual by adding ingredients like chocolate chips, blueberries, butterscotch chips, bananas, or walnuts to each pancake as it cooks and watch the pancakes disappear!
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There’s something about pancakes that just makes me feel warm and cozy inside, and these fluffy numbers are no exception. Although they’re packed with pumpkin, they’re surprisingly light, thanks to the buttermilk. I serve them with vanilla maple butter, which is as heavenly as it sounds and takes less than a minute to stir together. My family gives these pancakes two big thumbs up. — Averie Sunshine, author of Cooking with Pumpkin: Recipes that Go Beyond the Pie.
Some images make me salivate and this is one of them. These fluffy pancakes with tangy with buttermilk, stuffed with meaty, smoky, salty bacon, and topped with a maple and brown sugar caramelized pineapple sauce are perfect to treat Dad for Father’s Day.
To streamline breakfast, prep the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls the night before. The bacon can also be made the night before (save the bacon fat) as can the sauce, which can then be reheated. Get the kids involved. They can measure and whisk, while you or older kids can man the stove. Fresh pineapple is best, but I often cheat and buy it already cored and sliced to make this as easy as possible.
The one thing I will put my foot down about is the maple syrup. It has to be 100 percent pure maple syrup. Pancake syrups and breakfast syrups do not cross my threshold. Maple syrup is pricey, but the flavor and texture are sublime and make the dish.
A little Frangelico in the maple syrup complements the candied hazelnuts nicely in this indulgent pancake recipe that's perfect for a weekend brunch. You can't go wrong when everything is made from scratch. It's no wonder then, that it's a big hit on the menu at The National Bar & Dining Rooms, located in New York City.