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Maple Leaf Pancakes for breakfast on Canada Day to start your morning off right! Of course they also have to be flavoured with maple syrup and and a few other goodies. This is an easy recipe that looks fabulous when you use the maple leaf pancake mold.
These molds are known are pancake ring sets, or pancake molds. You can find them on Ebay and occasionally Amazon. It use to be a popular item a few decades back and I would see them regularly in the charity shops around town. They are super easy to use and give a great result!
I enjoy using maple leaf shaped items for Canada Day and have a collection of things that I will use on Canada Day, during the fall and Thanksgiving. When the kids were little they really enjoyed maple flavoured maple leaf cookies that we would make.
This is a simple recipe that just takes a few minutes to make up.
Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder together and mix well. Form a hollow in the middle of the mixture and add maple syrup, egg, oil and milk. Mix to a slightly lumpy consistency, if you over mix it, it will make tough pancakes. If dough is too stiff add more milk.
To make round pancakes cook on medium high heat in a frying pan adding about a 5 inch round of pancake mix to the pan. Cook on one side until you see bubbles form on the top of the pancake. Flip and cook the other side.
To make maple leaf pancakes with mold follow instructions below.
Put a teaspoon of oil into a medium high heated metal frying pan. With a paper towel wipe the inside of the maple leaf mold with oil. Place the mold into the pan and let it heat up slightly.
With the pan and the mold heated carefully pour the pancake mix into the mold. Fill it up about half way.
Let the pancake mix cook until you see bubbles on the top of the pancake and it looks a bit dry. Carefully lift the mold off the pancake, if you oiled the inside of the mold properly then it should just slide off. If it sticks anywhere then take a small knife and try to separate it from the mold.
If the pancake was not cooked through on the one side when you flip it, it might spread out past the mold shape. Let it cook and when almost cooked through take a small knife and trim around the edges of the pancake to keep the maple leaf shape.If you can't find the maple leaf pancake mold on Ebay or in thrift shops then you can use the pancake recipe to make 6 inch pancakes and with a 5 inch Maple Leaf cookie cutter take one of the pancakes and cut a maple leaf pancake. This one you can stack on top of the other round pancakes!
I have a warming drawer in my oven where I put my pancakes to stay toasty. With the breakfast table decorated I put out the whipped cream that has been flavoured with maple syrup instead of sugar, more maple syrup for pouring, butter, cut up strawberries and have a Canada Day breakfast delight!
Maple leaf pancakes for Canada Day breakfast! A great way to start the day!
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