I’m not the biggest breakfast eater. Now I always eat a little something every morning – usually oatmeal or toast with peanut butter, but I’m just not generally a huge fan of the big traditional breakfasts. I’d rather just save my appetite up for lunch. Kevin, on the other hand, LOVES breakfast and I’m pretty sure he’d just eat breakfast all day and be perfectly happy.
While I for the most part can just do without most breakfast foods, there is definitely something special about waking up bright and early on a Sunday morning, throwing on a little jazz (always jazz on Sunday mornings – it’s a rule), and getting to work in the kitchen. This past Sunday morning, I decided to throw together some pancakes. I do have a special place in my heart for the pancake as it is what I consider to be the King of Breakfast Foods. Of course they were blueberry pancakes, because I still have pounds and pounds of blueberries hanging out and taking up space in my freezer from my trip to Evergreen Berry Farm a couple of weeks ago.
Now, I don’t really have specific recipes that I go to time and time again for just about anything (there are a couple of exceptions). I just always like to try out new things or I just completely wing them, so I went to my friend Captain Google and typed in blueberry pancakes and one of the first results I got was this one from Smitten Kitchen. Perfect! I have never had bad luck with any of the recipes I’ve tried from SK. I also appreciate the thorough lesson she gave on how to make a proper pancake – as I have been known to occasionally screw mine up.
These pancakes were wonderful – I did over whisk my batter a little bit (I get a little overzealous with these things), but that’s just me. The recipe was great I also topped mine off with a fairly ridiculous amount of the homemade blueberry syrup and served with some surprisingly not bad veggie bacon strips (“Fakon”?) from MorningStar Farms.
Kevin, needless to say, was very happy to wake up to a proper Sunday breakfast and I got to use up some more blueberries. A great way to start the day!