Strawberry Shorty Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

June 19, 2012

Oh me, oh my!

Things got a little fancy at my house this weekend.

I wanted to jazz up the normal weekend breakfast. Don’t get me wrong I love a plain stack of buttermilk pancakes swimming in maple syrup. SWIMMING. It’s the only way to go people. And if those were served to me this weekend I would have gl-ad-ly ate (scarfed) them!

But since I had notathing, absolutely nothing, to do this weekend I thought it’d be fun to jazz up some pancakes. In pink!!!!!!

Whipped cream. Strawberries. Pancakes.

How could you not want to eat breakfast?

…and can I just be honest here? I got the idea for these pancakes after running 11 miles, sweating for an hour and half, and feeling a serious need to fill up my carb depleted body. When I thought about making strawberry shortcakes for breakfast I was so excited I could hardly stand the wait….so I didn’t. I got out of the shower threw my hair up in a towel, barely remembered to fully clothe myself, and ran to the kitchen to start pancake whipping. Welcome to my weekends.

I think I gave my husband another thing to add to the list of Reasons Why I Am Crazy.

And just a safety tip: do not, I repeat DO NOT try cooking pancakes in a raging hot pan, with an open flame, and a towel that keeps falling off your head. I almost found out what I would look like if I were bald.

But DO o-n-l-y eat your pancakes with strawberry. It’s subtle. It’s sweet. It’s pink. It’s totally ok for men to eat. The hubby da-renched his pancake in strawberry syrup, and did not speak to me until his stack of pancakes swimming in pink love were gone.

Oooh and before I forget I wanted to share some EXCITING with you guys! Yesterday I was featured in The Huffington Post for my Blueberry Coffee Cake in a Mug. I hope you’ll check out the Mug Cake round up!

Happy Breakfast!

Strawberry Shorty Pancakes
feeds 4 normal tummies, only fed 2 tummies in my family

1 cup flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 1/2 cups soy milk

1 cup of strawberries, tops removed and sliced

2 cups whipped cream (I used Lite Cool Whip)

In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Then add in the vanilla, egg, applesauce, and soy milk, whisking to combine, making sure there’s no large lumps of flour. Heat your skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Ladle out about 1/4 cup of pancake batter in to the pan. Cook for about 5 minuets or until bubbles start forming and popping on the top of the cakes, then flip and allow to cook for another two or three minutes. Pancake should be golden brown on both sides.

Remove pancakes from pan and place on a cooling rack that’s sitting in a warm oven. Finish cooking the rest of your pancakes. Then place one cake on your plate, spread some whipped cream over the top, sprinkles a few berry slices, then add another pancake, some more whipped cream, and some more berries. Top with strawberry syrup and CHOW.

Strawberry Syrup

1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup strawberry milk (I used Strawberry Nesquik and skim milk, following the directions)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

In a medium pot over high heat melt butter, strawberry milk, and sugar together. Bring mixture to a boil while constantly whisking. Remove pot from heat. While still whisking add in the vanilla and baking soda, the mixture will start to bubble and foam up, keep whisking until the foaming subsides.

Pour in a serving dish and drizzle over pancakes, liberally!

Strawberry Syrup adapted from Dine and Dish

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel Cooks June 19, 2012 at 6:06 am

Can I just drink the syrup please?


2 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

Guess I need to serve it with straws?


3 Erin June 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

I have to agree with Rachel, that syrup could be a beverage!


4 Ryan @ Spicy Richmond June 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

Yum! Love strawberry shortcake!!


5 RavieNomNoms June 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

Wow Steph! Those are sinful! I am so wishing I had that for breakfast this AM!


6 Anita at Hungry Couple June 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

Your breakfast looks amazing! Congrats on the feature, that’s amazing, too!


7 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

Thank you Anita!!


8 Veronica @ Café con Leche June 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

i made strawberry pancakes this morning too!!! …shoulda went the strawberry shortcake route with ’em though! 😉


9 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

Same brains!!


10 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate June 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

This is so pretty! I love strawberries and enjoy adding them to my own breakfast – whether that be a big batch of pancakes or a bowl of Kellogg’s FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch cereal. What a great way to start your day!


11 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

These look so delicious!!! I bet pancakes are the perfect meal after a long run!


12 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

they sure do!! I guess 11 miles was worth it after all!


13 Blog is the New Black June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am



14 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

Oh man, look at the gorgeous pancakes! I’m totally coming over for breakfast. I’ll provide the mimosas 🙂


15 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

You’ve got a deal!!


16 Renee @ Tortillas and Honey June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

So proud of you for making it into the Huffington Post! That’s so exciting! These pancakes look scrumptious, I love the fresh strawberries and the strawberry syrup. Seeing that you put Nesquik strawberry milk in the syrup put a smile on my face. 🙂


17 Steph June 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thank you so much 🙂


18 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. June 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

Ohhhhhh yum!!! I am drooling over that syrup!


19 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I am in love with this syrup!


20 Maryann marchese June 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

They look delish thanks for the recipe!!!❤❤❤


21 Kristin @ Operation Nutrition June 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Everything about this looks amazing! I’ve been looking for ways to change up my weekend breakfasts, so this recipe will definitely be made! Thanks for posting!


22 Choc Chip Uru June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I cannot imagine a more stunning batch of pancakes 😀

Choc Chip Uru


23 Janet@FCTC June 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Yay on the Huffington Post feature! That’s awesome, Steph.

And please send me a batch…or six…of these pancakes.


24 Emily @ Life on Food June 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Great way to start the day…or late morning breakfast with the husband. They look fantastic! I wish had some strawberries to whip some up for dinner.


25 Baking Serendipity June 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Congrats on the feature! And your weekends sound so similar to mine! I usually end up wetting my hair down again to style it curly because it’s dried awkwardly and ugly while I was making breakfast 🙂 Love this strawberry syrup. I eat a lot of pancakes and am up for a chance now and then to swap out the maple syrup.


26 Erika - The Teenage Taste June 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I have to agree with the other commenters – I could eat that syrup by the spoonful! This looks like the perfect summer breakfast!


27 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

Amazing! Perfect pancakes in my book! Love that syrup!


28 Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

That is one gorgeous stack of pancakes! Haha, I’m glad you added that disclosure about this only making enough for you and your husband’s tummies because that would so be me. I’m sure I’d easily eat half the recipe!


29 Baker Street June 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

NOW that’s my kinda breakfast! Looks incredibly delicious! 🙂


30 Meghan June 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

You had me at pink! What an incredible looking breakfast and congrats on the feature 🙂


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