Vanilla Hazelnut Pancakes

vanilla hazelnut pancakes

My husband doesn’t ask for much.  Really, he doesn’t. But a few Sundays ago he put in a request for pancakes.  We don’t have pancakes often, but who am I to say no?  This really was a treat, so in honor of the special occasion, I served mimosas, too.  Side note – any new (soon-to-be or veteran) moms listen to the Totally Mommy podcast? If you don’t, you should! As I was pouring our drinks, the theme song chimed in my head “…mommy needs a drink!” Ahh, champagne.

Hungry Jack teamed up with T-Fal in honor of National Pancake Day! They sent me both products to test out.  This was my first try at doctoring up a packaged pancake mix and it was quick and easy! Wow. Tasty, too!

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Ingredients for two servings:

1 cup Hungry Jack pancake mix
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup crushed and toasted hazelnuts
butter to cook pancakes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Prepare mix according to package directions
  3. Stir in the vanilla and half of the hazelnuts
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease (I used this one)
  5. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter on the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the pancakes, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, repeat with remaining batter
  6. Place cooked pancakes in oven to stay warm until you are ready to serve
  7. Once you’ve cooked all of the pancakes, plate each topped with the rest of the crushed hazelnuts and maple syrup

The better your non-stick pan is, the less butter is needed, and the easier your pancakes will slide off.  Investing in a good non-stick cookware and bakeware is life changing! This new skillet from T-Fal is incredible! I’ve already bought one as a gift.

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Be sure to check out Instagram for your chance to win a gift set from Hungry Jack and T-Fal!

-MW.