Muffin Pancakes and 5 Other Unusual Pancake Recipes

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Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is right around the corner and with it comes pancakes for breakfast. We make pancakes every year, some with chocolate chips, others with fruit, but always pretty standard pancakes. Looking for something different I stumbled upon Bakerella’s Pancake Muffins on Pinterest (of course). These bite sized treats taste just like pancakes but without all that griddle flipping. I actually made two batters of this thinking we’d have enough for the next day’s breakfast but due to their popularity they didn’t last long. I found, just like making regular pancakes, letting the batter sit for a bit lead to fluffier muffins.

The kids loved dipping them in their mini bowls of syrup. For added fun I served them up with carved apples. Red Prince apple, a cross between the Golden Delicious and Red Jonathan, are grown in the winter months making them a perfect treat.

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If you’re planning your own pancake supper and are looking for something a little different, take a look at these five ideas we found.

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This start off like a traditional pancake but instead of flipping it on the pan, place the skillet in the oven. Once done, sprinkle on your favourit flavouring, cut and serve.

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Pancake Wrap

If you’re looking to add more to your dinner than just pancakes, how about these pancake wraps? You could use hot dogs (as shown) or maybe some sausage or ham.

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Pancake Apple Rings

Here’s another great way to incorporate fruit into your pancakes. Using apple rings, dip them in pancake batter and cook on a hot griddle.

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Pancake Balls

I’ve always toyed with the idea of getting an ebelskivers pan. This recipe has convinced me I must have one. Love the idea of a hidden sweet surprise in the middle of a little ball of pancake.

If standard pancakes are what your family is expecting, try serving it a little differently. Try making mini pancakes on a skewer or stacking them and making a large pancake cake ready to slice and serve.

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However you eat your pancakes, remember to savour and enjoy the moment around the table with your family.

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