At Home with Isabella...

The pancake phenomenon...
Pancakes are undoubtedly one of the most underrated and overrated foods out there. The simple idea of cooking batter on a hot surface into a flat "pancake" has literally been around for centuries. Naturally, there is an entire chain of restaurants devoted to serving them all day, and even a national pancake day (Feb. 28). So it only seems obvious that the next step after blueberry and banana will be gourmet pancakes...
So far I've only come up with a few ideas; hibiscus tea infused raspberry pancakes, and pear compote topped pancake on a bed of blackberries.
What is your favorite way to eat pancakes?


  1. Wow those look simply amazing. I love my pancakes with a little fruit on top!

  2. They look delicious!
    We don't have a favorite, well I guess if you asked hubby it would be plain buttermilk. The girls and I love to make pancakes! Cinnamon, sweet potato pancakes with marshmallow syrup, banana pancakes, chocolate chip, buckwheat with peanut butter and bananas, blueberry , dutch puff (bowl) pancakes with fresh strawberries in the summer or cinnamon apples after a fall trip to the orchard, red velvet, lemon with mascarpone... the list goes on!!!

    1. YUM! would love to try red velvet!

    2. I just made them for dinner and there is a pic on my Pinterest and Twitter. I have over 700 pics of food on my Facebook and didn't want to go through looking for an old pic and Sammie requested them 2 nights ago. :)

      Here is my recipe:

      Red Velvet Pancakes
      2 cups all-purpose flour (I use whole wheat white)
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1 teaspoon salt
      6 tablespoons granulated sugar
      2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
      2 large eggs
      1-1/2 cups buttermilk (I make them with skim milk and 1 ½ TBSP lemon juice)
      1/2 cup plain 0% Greek Yogurt
      Red gel food coloring
      4 teaspoons vanilla extract
      1/2 cup (approx) mini chocolate chips

      Mix together dry ingredients, in a separate bowl (or bowl used to make buttermilk using skim milk and lemon and letting sit for 5 min) mix wet ingredients. Mix wet ingredients into dry. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

      Cream Cheese Glaze (syrup):
      4oz cream cheese softened
      3TBSP (aprox) powder sugar
      splash of vanilla
      milk to thin out
      Blend with mixer until smooth and as thick/thin as you want.

      Sprinkle a few extra chips on pancakes after glaze if you want. :)

    3. Wow! thanks for sharing Sarah! Sounds amazing!