Thursday, March 11, 2010

The BEST Pancakes Moses Ever Ate

"Who's Moses?" you might be asking yourself.  No...I'm not referring to the biblical figure who parted the Red Sea.  I'm talking about our good friend, a fellow Astorian who we  You know those close friends that one day your kids will call "uncle" or "aunt" even though they're technically not? Well...that's Moses. A real stand up guy.  Our great friend. Moses.

So back to my point here, which is about these stuffed pancakes.  Dan made them two weeks ago on our weekend trip to Vermont and they came out so great that Moses claimed them to be the best pancakes he ever ate in all his 30 years on this earth. I think those were his exact words.

What were they stuffed with? Well..that's up to you to decide.  We used three "stuffers" that were all big hits: mashed bananas, peanut butter &
jelly, and nutella.  The bananas were my favorite because they made the pancakes taste like banana bread, but a lot people seemed to love the peanut butter & jelly combo. 

As you'll see from the pictures, we topped them with more stuff, thus making it even richer.  Some people used Nutella, some used jelly and some like me incorporated mashed bananas.  All I can say is you must try this for brunch one weekend.  And because the pancakes are semi-homemade, they won't take you forever to make.  Here's the recipe:

The Best Pancakes Moses Ever Ate (serves 6)

1 box of pancake mix
Milk, eggs, oil (see proportions on the pancake box)
2 bananas, mashed with a fork (1 tbs per pancake)
Peanut butter (1 tbs per pancake)
Strawberry preserves (1 tbs per pancake)
Nutella (1 tbs per pancake)

Place a large skillet on medium-high heat and coat with a modest amount of butter.

Combine prepared pancake mix with your stuffing of choice.  When mixing in the stuffing, add it to a small bowl, separating it from the main batter and incorporate gently.  Be careful not to overmix. 

Cook pancakes for about 3 minutes on each side or until bubbles start to form on the surface.  You can make them as big or as little as you want.  We decided on the super-large pancakes and used about a 1/2 cup of batter per serving, but this is really up to you.

After the pancakes are cooked, dress them with your favorite topping such as more Nutella, peanut butter, jelly or mashed bananas.  You can also use traditional maple syrup, honey or even whipped cream - whatever you like.

For a side dish, we whipped up some crispy hash browns.  I'm not going to write out the recipe here, but you can use this helpful link that will give you similar results.

Hope you enjoy these breakfast treats as much as we did.  And if they are indeed the best pancakes you ever ate, be sure to tell Moses.  He'll appreciate it.


  1. That's an intriguing post title - certainly caught my eye and yes, I was thinking along biblical lines LOL Those look super! I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow :D

  2. Thanks Denise - definitely try them. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Make Moses proud :0)

  3. Sounds yummy and simple - great recipe! And a cool title ;-)

  4. Nutella makes EVERYTHING better! haha

  5. Moses made history once again...:)

  6. That's right, he's living up to his namesake. :P



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