Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A conquering we will go!

 While driving home from doing some errands this evening, I had my charming lil' kiddos screaming singing in the back of the car and I just happened to pass an IHOP.  I had a strange overwhelming urge to pull on over and say, "This is it kids.  Dinner is served!"  I was NOT in the mood to cook this evening.  Needless to say, I resisted...I fought back, and conquered dinner tonight.  I did, however, use IHOP as my culinary inspiration.  Fancy, I know.

German Pancakes

6 eggs or 1 1/2 cup egg subsitute
1 cup milk
1 cup flour (I have used whole wheat on these and actually like it.  Comes out really dense.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Lightly spray a 13x9 pan with non stick cooking spray (you could use 2 Tbsp melted butter, but don't.  It's just more fat and calories.)  Pour batter into pan and cook uncovered for 20 mins.

While your pancakes are baking you can whip up this scrumptious syrup.

Buttermilk syrup

1 1/2 cup sugar (you could even cut the sugar to 1 cup.)
3/4 cup buttermilk (easy sub for buttermilk: 1 cup milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar OR lemon juice= 1 cup "buttermilk")
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
Told ya I was fancy.  Paper plate and all!

Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan.  Bring to boil.  Boil 7 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Dinner was easy, kids were happy and I saved 20 buck-a-roos.  Sorry IHOP...I win!


  1. how funny you posted this recipe! We had german pancakes for breakfast this morning. Jacob has wednesdays off and almost every week we have this for breakfast. Glad you like it as much as we do. The only differance is we serve ours with fresh fruit, but your syrup sounds super yummy! Thanks for the post!

  2. Gonna try this recipe next week! I've been looking for a better syrup recipe than the one I have. This is funny though- we actually went out to IHOP (a planned thing) this past Monday with my mom. I'm glad you resisted the urge!

  3. Oh my gosh. I'm totally trying this. I hate wasting a pan and standing there flipping pancakes.

  4. Leahona-this is such a fun tasty meal. I like the idea of doing it with fresh fruit, ooo and maybe some whipped cream. Kelly- I'll admit the syrup is my vice. It is sooo freakin' delicious! Stephanie-I'm the same way. The less mess, the better. Amy-I know Ihop 2 kids eat free per adult entree, but I still have to shell out for my meal and another 5 bucks for another kids meal. You think you're getting a great deal, but you're still coughin up some dough...that sounds so gross! Thanks for reading guys!

  5. That syrup looks AMAZING! Can I leave the corn syrup out? I don't have any....

  6. Crystal, I bet you could. You could probably substitute honey or maple syrup too.

  7. That is the exact recipe I use when I make syrup! I love it!


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