Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Caught my "Pinterest" ~ 12/21/11 ~ Family and Child Custom Portrait Photographer ~ McKinney, TX

Pinteresting Pancakes

My kids love pancakes. They ask for them almost every weekend. They don't get it but they do ask. Their love has caused me to have to be creative in making them so it's not just plain or with fruit on the side.

For Christmas morning we started the tradition of Gingerbread Pancakes a few years ago. (our favorite recipe is listed last) Thanks to Pinterest I have seen some other yummy options we may have to try out. 

Just in case pancakes are not your thing or you're not a big breakfast eater, I am including this yummy recipe because I like biscotti. It is so easy to make! I made several flavors a couple years ago for our cookie exchange and for neighbor gifts. I was a little intimidated but once I made my first batch I was hooked. Really simple and goes great with one of my other favorite things, coffee.

Love peppermint stuff. Love chocolate. Love pancakes. Can't lose here. 

3. Or here (Christmas Pancakes with Candy Cane Chocolate Syrup ~

WOW! I am not sure I could be trusted with that sauce in the house. Bonus, you could use Agave syrup in it, love that stuff and use it on our pancakes a lot instead of maple syrup. Just to keep the sugar high down some. 

These were listed for a Valentine's Day breakfast but I think if you add some whip cream and green sprinkles, or something like that, you could make these Christmasy in a snap.

I am in the "pro" eggnog camp. But just a little will do the trick. So with the leftover eggnog you could make these!

I got the recipe off of Food Network from a friend, hugs Kim, but the site doesn't have a picture. Odd for a food website to not have pictures to go with all their recipes. Anyway, there are a ton of gingerbread pancake recipes out there I found when searching for a link with a pic of this recipe from Magnolia Cafe. 

What's your Christmas/special holiday breakfast tradition? If you make one of these let me know and of course share some pics and reviews!

Merry Christmas,


Melissa Jean said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE this post! I'm not a big breakfast person (and pancakes are SO filling when I'm not used to eating that early) so I'm definitely going to have to try the biscotti!
For my husband however - I'm going to have to try SEVERAL of these! I think I'll start with egg nog pancakes and start our own Christmas tradition! (Can you tell I'm excited already?? GREAT post!)

Melissa Jean said...

Annnnd I just noticed the title - caught my pinterest! Adorable!

Donna Beck said...

OMG! I love these...looks yummy!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

OK, all those things look awesome! And that darn Pinterest is so addicting!!

Danielle LaFleur-Dutta said...

Ohhhh this is why I love the holidays.... Candy Cane Chocolate Syrup.... are you kidding me? Awesome! (going to go track you down on pinterest now and see what other goodies you have!)

Tara Colburn said...

I am NOT a pancake lover, but you have definitely convinced me to give some of these a try!

And I do so love Gingerbread, so I will try your family's favorite for sure.

chantal said...

You really just made me want some pancakes! I just got on pinterest but have not had a chance to do much. I have heard it is another addiction!