Strawberry Pancakes

Since Valentines Day is only a few days away.  I wanted to do something that a guy could cook easily and maybe do a breakfast in bed for your lady.  Strawberry pancakes with homemade syrup is something that could be made very easily and everyone will love.  I really enjoyed the fresh strawberries in the pancakes.  And the homemade syrup is better for you than the stuff bought in a store.  Let’s get started!

Strawberry Pancakes

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla, and mix until well blended. Stir in the strawberries.

2. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat with butter or cooking spray. Pour batter into desired size of pancakes. Flip with a spatula when bubbles appear in the center. Cook until golden brown on the other side.

Homemade Syrup

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine the sugars, water and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat. Broil for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes.

This was a very good breakfast this morning.  I had some scrambled eggs and some milk with the pancakes.  And it was very good!  And I am now starting to get the hang of food photography.