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It's Brinner Time ~ Homemade Griddle Pancakes

At the Roberts house, we love to have Brinner, our given term for breakfast for dinner.  Our kids love to hear "Brinner' when they ask "What's for dinner"?

We used to buy these great big bags of pancake mix at Sam's (some parts of the country have Costco).  I think they were like 10 pound bags!  One morning we had no pancake mix and Shawn made his own for us...we've not once even thought of going back to store bought pancake batter...not after eating these babies.  They are so yummy and so much better than any mix, and they are super easy to make.
We cook them with a pat of butter so they're like what my Grandma called Griddle cakes, crispy on the outer edge and the inside is a light and fluffy heaven.
  Shawn has been making homemade syrup for longer than we've been married and it is equally tasty!

Home Made Pancake Batter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tesponn salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients.  Make a well in the center and add the remaining ingredients.  Mix until smooth.
Heat a lightlly oiled griddle (we use a pat of butter to make these crispy on the oustide...yum) over medium high heat.  Scoop the batter onto the griddle, about 1/4 cup for each pancake.  Brown on each side.  If you want you can add another little pat of butter after lifting the pancake, before flipping, so it will have that crispy edge on each side.

Shawn's Homemade Syrup

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla (We use pure Mexican vanilla as it has a stronger, richer flavor)
2 Tablespoons butter

Stir in sauce pan and allow to come to a boil.  Allow to simmer until sugars are dissolved.  This syrup is not super thick but does thicken more as it cools.  It's yummy!  Sometimes we add cinnamon, maple...whatever you want!

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  1. Nancy, this is my exact recipe (I sometimes add a bit of vanilla)- I make them several times a week! The kids and their many overnight guests love them! Great post!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. Your pancakes look so good! Your pictures are so good that I felt like I was eating them!! Make sure to stop by my blog, I just had my 100th post and I having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate!!

  3. Nancy, Thanks for the recipe..the pancakes look yummy. Hubby and I have Brinner quite often. Did you get my email?
    xo, Sherry

  4. We love breakfast for dinner! Both recipes, especially the syrup, look delicious and have me craving breakfast food!

  5. These look fantastic!! We all love breakfast for dinner, thanks!

  6. I love Brinner too!! I just never knew it had a name : )) Makes me want to go have some waffles!!

  7. Oh Yum! That first picture of the upclose pancakes made me drool! Had to clean of my keyboard! LOL

  8. Looks mouth-watering yummy. I would love to have some homemade right now. You are so lucky to have a man that cooks! BTW, I have a 200th posting giveaway.Thanks for sharing!

  9. These look great! I use a vintage recipe for whole wheat griddle cakes, I posted about in the winter, and we love them. They are so much better than a mix for sure! I'll have to try your recipe!!

  10. Looks delicious Nancy! Kids like mixing things up don't they. Just because they can. Mine like French toast with the works, berries, whip cream, etc. Have a great weekend.

  11. Wow, these pancakes look divine! I never even thought to make homemade syrup, but this recipe sounds so easy. We have brinner every Monday because it's like comfort food after the hardest day of the week. Thanks for sharing!

  12. We often have breakfast for dinner...especially this time of year when our hens are laying like crazy :)


  13. I will be trying this soon! Looks delicious!

  14. I'm a HUGE fan of breakfast for dinner. Unfortunately I am the minority in my household. But I love it! Yours looks deeelishh! Thanks for visiting today. Your vist and comments are very much appreciated.

  15. Yumm!!! We eat Brinner all the time, also Bunch, and then of course Breakfast. Not sure if that's the right one for

    Your meal looks wonderful, we just had pancakes today too! But not homemade :( I cheated...I'll have to print out your recipes :) Thanks Nancy!

  16. Looking forward to having you join us on the 20th for Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  17. That looks amazing! I'll be right over for Brinner, haha! ;)

    Have a great day,
    Ann Marie




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