One of the things that we try to make sure we do every day is to have dinner together, as a family. It is just one of those things. I didn’t have it growing up because my mom worked evening shifts, so I wanted to make sure that we always had one meal together every day. Then there is the occasional Sunday breakfast that we like to have together, where there is a good size meal involved. These fruit-filled Pancakes are just excellent, especially when the pancakes are made from scratch and make for a great Sunday family breakfast.
Fruit-filled Pancakes with Homemade Syrup
I honestly cannot remember where I found this recipe from; I know I was searching on Pinterest one day and found it. For the most part; this is a super easy recipe, and you can use any fruits you want, and you could even toss in some blueberries into the pancake batter for some extra flavor!
Delicious breakfast made of homemade pancakes filled with fruit
I started by cutting up all the fruit into beautiful slices. I used two large bananas and about 5-6 strawberries. You can use as many as you think you'll need.
6 Strawberries, 2 Large Bananas
Mix the ingredients to make the pancakes. You can mix them all at once or you can start with all the dry ingredients and then include in the wet ingredients. I just went right down the list of ingredients and put them into a big bowl and whisked them until they were thoroughly mixed.
To make the pancakes, I used a large skillet with cooking spray (must spray between each batch of pancakes) and dropped a 1/8 cup of pancake batter and flipped once bubbles started to appear on the edges. After about a minute from flipping the pancakes are done. Spray pan and repeat this process until all pancakes are done. You will get about 18 pancakes if you use a 1/8 cup of batter for each.
Meanwhile, you need to make the icing. Just take the three ingredients and mix them together really well. If you want you can add vanilla extract and food coloring, we chose not to.
Next is assembling. Take one pancake on a plate, drizzle some icing, add strawberries, put another pancake on and drizzle with syrup, then layer bananas, then another pancake and put a nice coating of icing all over. You can layer it as high as you'd like. However, I found that going three pancakes high was more than enough. I did go five high for the first set I made, and that's when I realized I'd only need three high for myself.
Keyword Breakfast, Fruit, Pancakes
Remember, you don’t have to stick to the exact recipe when it comes to what fruit to use. If you don’t care much for strawberries or bananas, that’s fine. You can put in raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. The choice is yours. If you want, you can even put the blueberries in the pancake batter and cook them in the pancakes.
While you can use regular syrup on these pancakes, I don’t think they will be as good as they are with the icing in the recipe. It not only tastes good, but it also goes perfectly with the fruit.
What is your favorite breakfast item? Let us know in the comments!