Fluffy Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pancakes with Chia Seeds
These pancakes are so fluffy and yummy that you don’t even really NEED syrup for them. I don’t even have pictures because my kids were eating them as fast as I could make them up! I love pancakes. They’re fast and easy to make, the ingredients are common, and they can be made in a way that they’re almost healthy, but are at least a great source of fuel to start your day on! However, most recipes are too dense and too… Blah for my tastes. This morning I started to improvise on an old recipe and came up with these light and airy, sweet and yummy beauties! I think I will make them again tomorrow and I’ll try to snag some photos of them before they disappear down my munchkin’s bottomless pits. 😉
1 1/2 C unbleached all purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 heaping Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp chia seeds
1 1/2 C whipping cream – (a little less than two small cartons, shake a little first)
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Put dry ingredients into medium mixing bowl, make sure there aren’t any lumps in the brown sugar! Mix to combine with whisk.
In another bowl, stir egg until its all mixed together, add the melted butter and vanilla and whisk. Slowly pour in whipping cream, whisking vigorously. When the mixture starts to thicken you are done. Add the cream mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until fully combined into a batter.
Heat your flat top grill to 350. Use a ladle to pour out small rounds of batter. This mix takes longer than some recipes so be patient. Watch for bubbles to start coming through the batter. Wait for the bubbles to stop, if the sides are risen and cracked, you are ready, if they’re not, wait for them to rise. Then flip them over. And wait for the bottoms to brown up. When you lightly touch the center and it feels like a fluffy cake texture (or bounces back from your touch like a sponge) then the pancake is ready.
Move to a plate, top with syrup, and serve!! (Or just hand one dry to your child as he runs away from you!)
Update, as I was typing my son stopped to investigate with one of the pancakes in his hand so I actually caught a blurry picture before he ran off. Haha!