I’m not cooking dinner for my husband on Father’s Day. (Don’t worry; Mom is preparing a feast for us.) The least I can do is make my husband’s favorite pancakes for breakfast on his special day. I’ll even postpone my usual smoothie until lunchtime, since I love these pancakes too.
There’s nothing fancy or complicated about these pancakes, unless you consider almond extract fancy. But they are tender, fluffy, light and have that delicious somethin’ somethin’ going on, thanks to the infusion of almond flavor.
I like to add a few dashes of cinnamon on top of my pancakes, but my guys like theirs with just butter and syrup. My daughter likes her pancakes with chocolate chips inside, so I’ll throw some in hers when I’m cooking them.
This is just a really good, basic recipe we’ve enjoyed for years, after I made a couple of modifications to the version in my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I also make multi-grain pancakes, but I’ll share those with you another time. This weekend is about making the pancakes just the way my husband likes them.
Happy Father’s Day tomorrow to all of the dads, stepdads, and grandfathers! We need you more than you know.
Recipe Source: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book