Patriotic pancakes. . . .a recipe and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Yes, that's an American flag on my pancake!

***{Update: we now have a winner...Michelle of Lionden Landing. Congrats, Michelle! Have fun!}***
When the folks at contacted me and asked if I'd like to try their Flip It pancake pan and give one away....I said, "OF COURSE!"
flip it pan
The pan is pretty neat. It has a removable dish that imprints a pattern onto the food. Apparently, there are several patterns...even one that says,"Good Morning!" Wouldn't that be fun?!?
pancake pan open
We gave it a try this morning for our Lemon Blueberry Pancakes and it worked great. My son said, "Oh, COOL!" upon seeing his pancake and didn't complain that his pancake was filled with blueberries instead of his usual chocolate chips! {Hey...I think we're onto something here.}

I can't wait to try this with grilled cheese sandwiches!

Here are a few tips I found helpful when using the Flip It.
  1. Ignore the instructions that a gas stove must be set on the lowest setting. After waiting, and waiting and waiting for the first pancake to cook through, I cranked up the heat to 3 on the next one. The pancake cooked quicker, more golden brown and was actually a bit fluffier.
  2. Close the lid as the first side cooks. The pancake cooks up a lot faster than leaving it open.
  3. Don't flip until the top is covered with lots of large bubbles and the edges look dry. (Just peek under the lid every so often.)
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes (I love these!)

1 large egg
1 c unbleached, all-purpose flour
3/4 c milk
1 TBSP sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
2 TBSP vegetable oil
zest from one lemon
a couple handfuls of blueberries
2 TBSP butter, melted for the pan

Whisk the egg in a bowl until fluffy. Add flour through lemon zest and whisk until smooth.
pancake batter
If using the Flip It pan, brush both sides with melted butter and follow the instructions for heating the pan. Add 1/2 c batter to the dish side and drop in blueberries. Cook until sides are dry and middle is covered with large bubbles. Flip and cook on remaining side, 3 minutes.
pancake w blueberries
If using a regular griddle, pour 1/4 c batter on to preheated griddle. Drop on blueberries. Cook until sides are dry and middles are bubbly. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown.

pancake w fork
Serve with butter and sifted powdered sugar.

Want one of your own? Just leave a comment and a winner will be chosen Tuesday, June 30th at 8am CST. PLEASE be sure your comment links to a blog or add your email in your comment so I can find you! :)

Good luck! Thank you,! :)
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