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Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

If you’re in need of a little comfort right now, grab a whisk and whip up a batch of Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins. Now you can enjoy light and fluffy, bakery-style muffins at home. These delicious muffins are lightly flavored with lemon, chock-full of sweet […]

Snowflake Bread

Snowflake Bread

I’m taking a different approach to winter this year. Instead of dreading it, I’m going to celebrate it. And I’ll start by making this gorgeous Snowflake Bread! This spectacular star shaped bread looks tricky but I think you ALL can handle it. It’s basically a […]

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Nothing screams Saturday morning louder than a big ole stack of pancakes! These light and fluffy pancakes are a weekend staple in our house. The ingredients consist of a few classic pantry items so I ALWAYS have them on hand, which means I can whip them up at a moment’s notice. Now I know there are plenty of you out there who are box mix addicts (and that’s ok, I’m not judging). I’m telling you this recipe is so foolproof and comes together so quickly, it’ll have you ditching the pre made batter. Or at the very least it will become your go to recipe in a pinch! Everyone needs a good pancake recipe in their arsenal. These pancakes are highly adaptable too. Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips, add cinnamon or nutmeg, switch out the vanilla for almond or rum extract. Go ahead! Get crazy!! Whatever you do, don’t forget the syrup. I mean, c’mon, that’s what pancakes were really intended to be…..the perfect little vessel to mop up loads of sugary sweet syrup, right?!?

Here’s all you”l need: flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt, milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesIn a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, so that’s your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesWarm the milk in the microwave for one minute. Add the warm milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract to a smaller separate bowl.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesWhisk until well combined. Pro tip: The warm milk and the melted butter will help the ingredients to combine more easily and you won’t have clumps of butter throughout. You can even go one step further and say it out loud to the closest person around. Say it with confidence and they will totally think you know what you’re talking about! Professional pancake maker right here!! I think I’m going to make that my official title.Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesForm a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the milk mixture into the well of the flour mixture.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesUsing a fork, stir until just combined. Little clumps are ok, but you don’t want to see any big clumps of flour. I like to use a fork as opposed to a whisk because it helps to not over-mix the batter. Told you….pan….cake…….pro!!! Pretty soon you will be too!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesLightly brush a large skillet with butter and heat over medium heat. I feel like this picture is SO incriminating!! Metal utensils are a big NO for these pans and I would drop the hammer on my hubby if I caught him doing this. Brainstorming my list of excuses right now for when he reads this blog post!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesPour pancake batter into the pan 1/4 cup at a time. Cook over medium heat. Once the edges are firm and the tops start to form bubbles that pop, it’s time to flip! Typically this will take eh, about two minutes per side. Catch ya on the flip side!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesFlip it and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side. You want the middle to be cooked and the pancakes to be lightly browned. Be sure to add more butter to the pan as needed (in between pancakes). Serve warm with butter and syrup and your favorite pancake toppings. I love strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream!!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesFour out of five nieces and nephew’s agree this is the BEST (and most requested) breakfast at Aunt Lisa’s House. And the fifth one isn’t old enough to eat pancakes yet! Don’t worry Peyton you’ll get to try them soon enough!! Looking for something more portable? Try our Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites!

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Light and Fluffy Pancakes

January 13, 2018
: 8 pancakes
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Step 2 Warm the milk in the microwave for one minute. In a smaller bowl, warm milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
  • Step 3 Form a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the milk mixture into the well of the flour mixture. Mix with a fork until just combined.
  • Step 4 Lightly brush a large skillet with butter and heat over medium heat. Pour pancake batter into the pan 1/4 cup at a time. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Step 5 Once edges are firm and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top, flip. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Add more butter to the skillet as needed.

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Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites

Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites

It happens to us EVERY holiday! We’re busy people. We usually have to be somewhere, or have people coming over, or have to cook. I wake up and start working in the kitchen and I get so busy that I forget to make us breakfast. […]

No Mess Bacon

No Mess Bacon

How awesome is bacon?!? No really. Think about it for a minute. You can pretty much add it ANY dish and it instantly makes the meal even better. Everybody loves eating bacon, but not everybody loves cooking it. Preparing it in a stovetop skillet can […]

Berry Delicious Belgian Waffles 

Berry Delicious Belgian Waffles 

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and just couldn’t avoid buying something that wasn’t on your list??? Raise your hand! We’ve all been there! That’s what happened with these strawberries. I just couldn’t pass them up! So then I started to brainstorm what to make with them….stuffed strawberries, strawberry muffins, strawberry shortcake…..and then it came to me……Berry Delicious Belgian Waffles!!! Ding, ding, ding!! We have a winner!! Any excuse to use my waffle maker is a good one in my book. And paired with some blueberries they made quite the festive Memorial Day breakfast for me and my hubby.

Absolutely could not pass up these fresh berries!

Plus waffles remind me of one of my favorite vacations that we took back in 2015 to Big Sur, CA. We stayed at Treebones Resort in the Human Nest. IF YOU EVER GET THE CHANCE TO DO THIS, YOU MUST!!! The Human Nest is exactly what you are picturing right now….a giant nest for humans to sleep in. Such an amazing experience, breathtaking views, and an unforgettable breakfast. That’s right…you guessed it! Waffles!!! Except these waffles came with the most stunning view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. AND did I mention they were complimentary?!? Even better right!!

Treebones Resort Big Sur, CA
Treebones Resort Big Sur, CA

Look at that view!! I find myself constantly wishing I was there! But my view isn’t so bad here either….Look at those sweet faces!!! And they love strawberries too!

Oscar & Nittany #bakingsquad #dachshunds
Here’s all that you’ll need: Strawberries, blueberries, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla.

Berry Delicious Belgian Waffles ingredients list

In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.


In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.

Separate eggs. Place the egg yolks in a bowl. Save the egg whites! We’ll be using those as well!
Separate eggs. Place the egg yolks in a bowl.

Lightly beat the egg yolks with a whisk.
Lightly beat the egg yolks with a whisk.

Add the milk, butter, and vanilla to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix well with whisk.

Add the milk, butter, and vanilla to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix well with whisk.

Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Don’t worry if it still looks a little lumpy. Totally fine!

Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.

Here’s where we’ll use those egg whites from earlier. Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. I started on a medium speed. Continue to increase the speed every 10-15 seconds until you’re all the way up to the max! At about 2 minutes my stiff white peaks began to form.

Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

See! Look how foamy! This is where the waffles get that extra fluffiness from!

Light and fluffy stiff peaks!

Using a spoon or a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into your batter.

Gently fold the egg whites into your batter.

Keep folding until they’re all mixed in! I like to make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl and really get them mixed in there good.

Plug in your waffle iron. I love this one Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel. Spray lightly with cooking spray before it starts to heat up. You’ll only have to do this step one time. Once the iron is hot you will not have to continue to spray between waffles.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Turn it on and begin to heat.

Let’s get those toppings ready! Now is a good time to slice up some of those strawberries while the waffle iron is heating up! Don’t they look delicious! I could eat them without the waffles.

Get your toppings ready! Slice up the strawberries.

When your waffle iron is ready, scoop in a small amount of batter. This part will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out just exactly how much batter is needed. My waffle iron is by Cuisinart and takes about half a cup of batter per waffle. Quickly spread the batter with a spatula. Don’t worry about getting every crevice! The batter will naturally spread out on its own as well.

Scoop in the waffle batter and spread evenly. Don't worry about filling every crevice.

Close it up and wait for the beep, or the buzzer, or the light to go on! OMG! Golden delicious goodness!!!

Close the waffle iron and wait for the timer to go off.

Gently lift the waffle out of the iron and onto your plate……and into your mouth!!

Gently lift the waffle out of the iron and onto your plate.

Add the sliced strawberries and blueberries (and maybe a little butter or syrup or whipped cream!!) and Voila! You’re done! If you need me, I’ll be right here daydreaming about Big Sur while stuffing my face with Belgian waffles! Nom nom nom!!

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Berry Delicious Belgian Waffles

May 31, 2017
: 6 large round waffles (or about 10 smaller rectangle ones)
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sliced fresh strawberries
  • fresh blueberries
  • syrup (optional)
Directions
  • Step 1 In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Step 2 Separate eggs. Place the egg yolks in a bowl and lightly beat with a whisk.
  • Step 3 Add the milk, butter, and vanilla to the egg yolks and mix well with whisk.
  • Step 4 Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Step 5 Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  • Step 6 Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  • Step 7 Serve with fresh berries and syrup if desired

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Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

YESSSSS!!!!!!! Look at all of that drippy cream cheese frosting! OMG! This is one of those recipes that I almost shouldn’t  have. They are SO good! I definitely should NOT be able to make these whenever I feel like it. And you know what’s even […]