i supervised pancake making yesterday, but really, natasha did all the heavy lifting . the recipe we usually follow is some rough adaptation of a yogurt pancake recipe that i found somewhere online a few years ago. i love it because it is so flexible, and so i thought that i would share it with you.
when i first started using it, i made our 'cakes with homemade soygurt; now i just dump whatever container of stonyfield's that we have on hand. i've made these pancakes with eggs and without, with added fruit, berries and chocolate chips. i've made peanut butter sandwiches with them for natasha's school snacks when we've been out of bread and i've made them for dinner. i don't think we've ever been disappointed with them and natasha always thinks they are a very exciting treat.
here's the rough framework that we go by:
1 cup flour (usually whole wheat, because that's generally what we have on hand)
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
combine these ingredients in a large bowl. in a separate bowl, combine:
~1/2 cup yogurt (i've used the tiny baby yogurts and the individual grown up yogurts)
1 cup sour soymilk (i'm guessing the original recipe called for buttermilk; i am just in the habit of buying soymilk and added a good squeeze of lemon or a teaspoon or so of cider vinegar to make it "sour".
egg sub equal to one egg (or, if you prefer, an egg.) a mashed banana or peach or couple of tablespoons of apple sauce or flax eggs are good here.
optional: let small child handle the shaker of cinnamon with free range over mixing bowls. results may vary.
mix both bowls of ingredients, and make some pancakes!