Has anyone else noticed the explosion of pancake recipes lately? We can't seem to open a magazine or surf the web without running into a picture of syrup-drizzled, crispy-edged, meltingly-tender pancakes. We even talked about making light and fluffy pancakes here on the Kitchn just last week. Might as well give in!
Not that we're really complaining about any of this! Pancakes are so very good and so very simple to make on a lazy weekend morning. What's really amazing is how many different variations there are to choose from!
• Cinnamon Bun Pancakes from the Pioneer Woman on Tasty Kitchen - Topped with maple syrup icing and infused with cinnamon, these pancakes will definitely satisfy our sweet tooth.
• Oatmeal Pancakes from Orangette - Anything that starts by soaking oatmeal in buttermilk overnight is sure to be a winner at our breakfast table.
• Chocolate-Espresso Pancakes with Raspberry Coulis from Inn Cuisine - Talk about indulgence! If you're a fan of dessert-for-breakfast (or breakfast-for-dessert, maybe?!), this one is for you!
• Coconut and Ricotta Pancakes with Ginger Syrup from Bon Appétit - We're curious how the rich ricotta would work with the coconut in this recipe. The ginger syrup sounds divine!
Ah, mystery solved! In the course of pulling these recipes together, we discovered that pancakes are a traditional way to use up rich ingredients like eggs and butter before the beginning of Lent. You learn something new every day...
Provided you're not observing Lent, which one of these would you like to try this weekend?
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(Image: Sandie from Inn Cuisine)