I make these heart-shaped pancakes every year for Valentine’s Day and for special occasions. You can of course use other cookie cutter shapes as well. This recipe makes either 8 pancakes or 4 stuffed double-layer pancakes.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe dish for 10 seconds. Let cool.
Whisk egg yolk into cooled butter with a fork. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl; stir in sugar. Whisk in egg-butter mixture and 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk until a smooth, thick batter forms. Add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if batter is too thick.
Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over high heat. Reduce heat and pour batter onto the hot skillet using a ladle. Cook until bubbles form and edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a warm plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
Use a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Place a few chocolate pieces on top of 1 warm pancake and sandwich another pancake on top. Repeat with remaining pancakes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Per Serving: 450 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 65.6g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 67.1mg; sodium 257.9mg.
Eat healthy breakfast to start the day has become a good habit. It’s a great way to start my day off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to make on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your digestive system and helps keep you feeling full longer, and less likely grab a side food out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Making fruit a morning habit is simple . Easy as put the fruit in your fridge next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.