Tip: Fancify Your Pancakes

I love pancakes, but sometimes they can get a little... ordinary. So, I always try to dress mine up to make them more interesting. The next time you pull out your pancake mix for breakfast, try one of these simple ideas to turn a hum-drum pancake into a blissful breakfast:
  • Take an over-ripe banana, mash it up, and mix it in. You'll go bananas for it.
  • Add a cup of blueberries and the zest of one lemon to your prepared mix--mmmm.
  • Add 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 2 T. sugar, 1 t. cinnamon, and 1/4 t. nutmeg for delicious pumpkin pancakes. Perfect on a fall morning.
  • Add the juice of 1 lemon, plus the zest, plus 1/2 cup plain yogurt or ricotta cheese to your prepared mix. Whoa!
  • Add 1/2 cup peeled, diced apples plus 1/2 t. cinnamon to prepared mix for apple pie pancakes. Fresh maple syrup on top will make it perfection.
Those are my ideas. How do you dress up a pancake?
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