Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Copycat Mimi Mouse Pancakes

My mom loves Mimi's Cafe... Mostly for their muffins. Mr A, on the other hand, likes the Mimi Mouse pancakes, which are in the shape of a big round pancake with two little circles at 10:00 and 2:00 for ears.  A regular size ice cream scoop and a little scoop help out a lot.

Well, I was feeling like pancakes and I thought it might be fun to try our own version of Mimi Mouse pancakes at home.  Any pancake recipe will do, but I found this recipe from Allrecipes.  I made some tweaks, though.  (Hubby says I never follow recipes!)

I used half whole wheat flour and half AP flour.  I also used half buttermilk, half skim milk.  I used brown sugar instead of white sugar. I added a splash of vanilla extract and a few shakes of cinnamon.  OK, I made a lot of tweaks.

But my biggest tweak was the presentation. Mimi's Cafe only gives you pancakes with a side of fruit.  My pancakes may not be the prettiest... let's face it, they are like the ugly stepsisters...  But there's potential here!

Copycat Mimi Mouse Pancakes

Inspired by Mimi's Cafe, recipe adapted from Allrecipes

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. In separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
  3. Pour wet into dry.  Whisk until just combined.  If batter is too thick, add a little more milk.
  4. Heat skillet.  Pour 1 ice cream scoopful of batter into center of the pan.  Pour a small scoopful of batter at 10:00 and another at 2:00 to form the ears.
  5. Flip when brown.
  6. Serve with syrup or fresh fruit.

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