A Simple Pancake Breakfast

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Pancake Tuesday resulted in pancake recipes, videos, and Instagram food photos taking over our Newsfeed. But why should pancakes only be celebrated one day of the year? Here’s a quick and easy recipe for pancakes any day of the week—not just for Mardi Gras.

1) Find a pancake recipe online or in a cookbook. Virtually any recipe will do. You can even use pre-packaged mix if you’d like. I used this one, which I added some extra milk to at the end. I just add 1-2 tbsp of milk until it is a good, smooth, and pourable consistency.

2) When you’re done mixing up the batter and have it to the consistency you want, cut up some of your favourite fruits. Berries work best (I used a mixture of blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries cut into small pieces). Blueberries can be kept whole, and turn a lovely purple when cooked. Mix into the batter gently to avoid crushing the fruit.

3) Pour ¼ cups of the mix into a medium-sized pan with butter or cooking oil. When the edges are bubbling and slightly solid, carefully flip your pancake and continue cooking. Feel free to poke a fork into the centre of the pancake to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly.

4) Once the pancakes are done, present them however you’d like. You can top them with strawberry or raspberry jam, icing/confectioner’s sugar, whipped cream, or the classic butter-and-maple-syrup.

5) Serve with your favourite drink (coffee, OJ, tea), and hashbrowns, eggs, or bacon.

That’s all there is! Piece of (pan)cake. Treat yourself to pancakes all year round, not just on Pancake Tuesday.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.