February 28, 2017

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Celebrate National Pancake day with these great #recipes. #NationalPancakeDay

National Pancake Day is today!  So why not have some pancakes for dinner tonight! Pancake Day is  celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday each year.

Pancake Day is also referred to other names like Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, etc. Pancake Day can be celebrated by eating pancakes, creating new recipes and sharing it with friends. Looking for some fun recipes to try out? I have four recipes below that we have made over the years!

Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Pancakes

Ingredients
  • Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake Mix and water
  • 10 - 14 tbsp Nutella/Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Pam Cooking Spray if you are not using a T-fal non-stick fry pan, the OptiCook
Frozen Chocolate Hazelnut discs
  1. First up you will need to line a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or wax paper.   
  2. Add a spoonful of spread onto the cookie sheet and spread into a disc,
  3. Place tray in freezer until firm (30 minutes to an hour).  Do not remove from freezer until you are ready for them as they get sticky fast!
Pancakes
  1. Make the pancakes according to the Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake box.
  2. Spoon out a portion of pancake mixture into pan. 
  3. Quickly add frozen chocolate hazelnut disc in the middle of pancake mixture.
  4. Top the disc with a spoonful of pancake mixture
  5. When you the pancake bubbling at the edges it is time to flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
Serve warm and wait for the gooeyness to explode! No need to top with syrup! My son devoured this stack and was asking me to make more!

Up next was my daughter's favorite pancake!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with a Maple Sugar Glaze

These pancakes feature  the flavor of a cinnamon bun but the fluffy texture of a pancake. They are super fun to make and the kids loved attempting to drizzle the cinnamon mixture perfectly into the pancakes. Didn't matter how the swirls came out as they still taste amazing!

Ingredients
  • Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake Mix and water
  • Pam Cooking Spray if you are not using a T-fal non-stick fry pan, the OptiCook
Cinnamon Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Maple Sugar Glaze 
  • Confectioners Sugar 
  • Hungry Jack Syrup

  1. Prepare Cinnamon Filling first. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop it into a small zip baggie and set aside.
  2. Prepare the maple sugar glaze and set aside.  I just mixed the two until I got a thick consistency and a great taste.  I really did not measure!
  3. Make the pancakes according to the Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake box.
  4. Spoon out a portion of pancake mixture into pan.
  5. Snip the corner of your cinnamon filling bag and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. 
  6. When you the pancake bubbling at the edges it is time to flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  7. When ready to serve, spoon Maple Sugar glaze on top of each pancake.
 
Emoji Pancakes
Ingredients

  • Krusteaz Pancake Mix and water
  • Candy Eyes
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Hearts
  • Pam Cooking Spray if you are not using a T-fal non-stick fry



    Instructions:
    1. Make the pancakes according to the Krusteaz Pancake box.
       
    2. To make the round emojis, just make round pancakes on your T-fal pan
    3. Melt chocolate chips to adhere eyes on Emoji.

    4.  Once pancakes are cooked then use a toothpick to put chocolate on the back of the candy eyes and secure to the pancake.  Use same toothpick to draw on the face in chocolate!
       
    5.  The Poop emoji was a tad bit harder.  I ended up putting the pancake mix into a plastic baggie.  Snipped off the end and then squeezed and poop design into the pan.   After if cooked a bit, I then spooned more pancake mix onto the poop design to fill in any open areas.  

Chocolate Swirl Pancakes
  1. Prepare Chocolate Swirl  Filling first. In a small bowl, melt some chocolate chips and scoop it into a small zip baggie and set aside.
     
  2. Make the pancakes according to the Krusteaz Pancake box.
  3. Spoon out a portion of pancake mixture into pan.
  4. Snip the corner of your chocolate filling bag and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. 
  5. When you the pancake bubbling at the edges it is time to flip and cook the other side until golden brown.