Camping = Happiness. It was our form of vacation every summer as a kid. My absolute favorite childhood memories go hand in hand with our pop-up camper filled to the brim with all nine of us. I don't know if I will be able to recreate those same experiences for my kids, but I'm sure going to try! Now if someone would be kind enough to send Minnesota some warmer weather.....
Unfortunately, this recipe will not be making any appearances on our camping trips since I won't have an oven but I might just try it in a dutch oven with coals. This pancake is a major staple in our home, especially when Donny is traveling and I need an easy meal. I have to make two pans to feed our crew because my kids love them so much, especially sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
makes 9 x 13 pan
1/4 C butter
1 C milk
1 C flour
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a glass cake pan in the microwave.
2. In a large bowl, beat together remaining ingredients with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone, about 3 minutes. Allow batter to rest for 5 minutes so any gluten built up will relax.
3. Pour batter into cake pan that has the melted butter in it. Bake for 45 minutes on the middle rack of your oven to allow room for the pancake to puff up.
4. Serve immediately with syrup, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or fresh fruit jam.