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In our opinion, weekends are for brunching. Whether that means going out or spending time making brunch at home, we are all for it. Pancakes are amazing but what really makes them an impressive brunch dish is when you add something fancy to them.
So let’s be real, Sunday Brunch is better than Saturday Brunch, don’t ask me why… it just is! But Saturdays are my ABSOLUTE favorite day to lay around with my sweet pups and watch cooking show after cooking show after cooking show. It gets even better when a travel/cooking show or a really good infomercial is thrown into the mix, but we won’t get into that. Normally at some point, I wander into my kitchen and experiment with breakfast food. A few weeks ago the favorite was Steak and Eggs (that recipe will come later) but recently it’s been different plays on plain old pancakes. Not that there is anything wrong with plain pancakes, they are delicious, but Liz and I are here to show you how to make pancakes even more delicious. Recently I went through a peanut butter, chocolate and banana phase, so I thought, why not on pancakes? and why not was right… They were awesome.
Dark Chocolate+Peanut Butter+Banana Pancakes
What you’ll need:
- dark chocolate chips- as much or as little as you want (for me, A LOT)
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
- pancakes (I just used bisquick mix with a dash of cinnamon added in)
Make plain pancakes as you normally would. To make your stack, place one pancake on the plate, spread on the peanut butter, top with 4-5 banana slices and a small handful of chocolate chips. Repeat for as large as you want to make your pancake stack. I only made my stack 3 pancakes high. I didn’t spread peanut butter on the top pancake, but as you can see, I did put the banana slices and chocolate chips. I also drizzled maple syrup on top, and not the sugar free stuff but the good kind. Of course, you can use the sugar free but don’t if you want to do brunch the right way, and by that I mean ending with a nap after you eat.
Simple pancakes. Simple ingredients. Fancy delicious pancake stack.
A few weeks ago, I ran a 5-mile race through Boston that had the BEST after run freebies. One of these freebies was Biscoff spread, yes spread that tastes like the cookies they give out on Delta flights. I’ve had it in my fridge and was trying to think of a way to use it that wasn’t me eating spoonfuls of it. Thanks to Amanda’s pancake stack-up a few weeks before, I knew exactly what to do.
Peanut Butter + Biscoff Spread + Strawberries + Cinnamon Pancakes
What you’ll need:
- peanut butter
- Biscoff spread
- tablespoon of hot coffee
- 4 strawberries per stack, sliced
- pancakes, any mix or recipe you like with a dash of cinnamon
Make your favorite pancakes with a dash of cinnamon added into the dry ingredients. To make your filling, mix the peanut butter, Biscoff spread, and hot coffee together in a small bowl till it combines and turns into a spread. To make your stack, place on pancake on the plate then a spoonful of the spread then add enough strawberry slices to cover the pancake. Repeat on the next pancake. Enjoy!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!