Perfect morning recipes to create memories | Food/Recipes

(Family Features) With the weather getting colder, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time in the kitchen trying out fun recipes and creating special moments with family and friends. Pancakes and waffles offer deliciously easy ways to make mornings memorable at the breakfast table with those you love.

Regardless of what you’re doing during the day, a stack of hot pancakes or waffles can bring everyone to the table. Assembling a delicious, crowd-pleasing stack doesn’t have to be a big task with recipes like Butter Pecan Waffles and Banana Walnut Pancakes. You can make breakfast the highlight of your family’s day with just a handful of ingredients in each recipe that provide a warm, comforting twist on a breakfast favorite. These pancake and waffle creations are delicious and easy enough to become staples for almost any occasion.

One of the keys to delicious pancakes and waffles is the mix you use. Consider an option like Pearl Milling Company, which has been delivering great taste and a light, fluffy texture for over 130 years. Its varieties of pancake mixes are easy, convenient and delicious options for memorable lunches. Topped with its rich, delicious syrup, its taste and quality can be passed down to future generations.

An added benefit: Simple yet tasty recipes like these allow the whole family to help out in the kitchen, providing bonding opportunities and valuable lessons when you prepare them together.

Butter Pecan Waffles

Yield: about 6 waffles (4 inches each)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup Pearl Milling Company Original Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 3/4 cup milk, plus more if needed, divided
  • 1 egg
  • Pearl Milling Company syrup, for topping
  • toasted pecans, for garnish (optional)

To make hazelnut butter: In a small skillet over low heat, place the butter. Increase the heat to medium-low, stirring the butter with a heatproof spatula. Cook and stir until butter reaches desired brown color. Remove from the heat and stir in the pecans.

Place the pancake mix in a large bowl. Add 3/4 cup milk, egg and brown butter. Stir until large chunks of batter disappear. If batter seems too thick, add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time to reach desired thickness. Let the dough rest for 4-5 minutes before baking.

Pour the batter into a lightly greased waffle iron. Cook until steaming stops or as per waffle maker instructions. Garnish with syrup and toasted pecans, if desired.

Banana and nut pancakes

Banana and nut pancakes

  • 2 cups Pearl Milling Company Original Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 banana, sliced, for garnish
  • 2 jars (5 ounces each) walnuts in syrup
  • 24 ounces Pearl Milling Company syrup

Place skillet over medium heat.

In a large bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, eggs, oil and mashed bananas.

Spread 1/4 cup pancake batter in skillet. When the crepe begins to bubble, use a spatula to flip it over. Cook until golden brown on each side. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

To make whipped cream: In a small bowl, whisk heavy cream and sugar until thickened.

Garnish pancakes with homemade whipped cream, banana slices, walnuts and syrup.

Source: Pearl Milling Company

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