Brunch has become one of our favorite weekend activities. Whether it's at home, or out at a local restaurant, we almost always manage to fit it in. Bacon and eggs can get a bit boring, especially since eggs are a breakfast staple during the week… and i'm sure it's the same for a lot of you out there! So I decided to give baking pancakes a try. Here's how!
You'll need a few mini cast iron skillets, similar to these. Pick your favorite herbs and fruits, then mix up your batter (sorry, no fancy recipes here, ours come straight from the box!). Pop some fresh blueberries in like I did for our batch and then put in your preheated oven (350 degrees) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. You can get away with a gourmet looking and tasting batch if you simply through in a few add ons… while skipping the homemade batter.
While the pancakes are baking, muddle 4 fresh strawberries, a sprig rosemary (or your fave fruit + herb combo), a squeeze of lemon (about half of one) and 1/4 cup agave nectar or just some plain maple syrup if it's all you can get your hands on. The beauty of this is you can literally toss leftovers in this mixture. I know we always have small amounts of fruits of herbs leftover at the end of the week and we always end up tossing them come Monday morning.
Set out any extra fruit and herbs to top your pancakes with or just to snack on. But not before you serve the most important ingredient of all brunches… mimosas!
Once you pancakes are ready, drizzle a little syrup, sprinkle some powdered sugar and top with a sprig of rosemary and fruit slice.
I love getting a little fancy and spending time in the kitchen on the weekends! What are your favorite recipes for brunch?