Sundays are good days at our house. Usually we sleep in a little bit, there isn’t much on the day’s agenda (or at least we try!), and best of all it’s pancake day! At our house pancakes are quite controversial – my girlfriend likes thin pancakes and I like nice fluffy ones (and chocolate chips are always a good addition). She likes lots of toppings as in anything in the fridge or cupboard is fair game, and I like just a little bit of peanut butter and syrup. If you ever come over on a Sunday morning you will get pancakes made to order with lots of topping choices and you will not go hungry!
Yesterday I made these and I had a little bit of the blackberry pie filling and crumble topping left over so naturally they became part of today’s pancakes! And OH MY were they good! Seriously you guys with the warmed blackberry pie filling and the crunchy crumbles these were one of the best pancakes I have ever tried. Everyone loved them!
You will need:
- Your favorite pancake batter recipe (homemade or out of a box)
Optional stir-ins for the pancake batter – vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg (I use about a teaspoon of vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg) --- Lucky Leaf Blackberry Pie filling
- Crumble topping - if you have leftovers great! If not, to make a small batch you will need:
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
To make the crumble topping mix together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar cinnamon, and melted butter. Set aside.
In a greased or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, pour about 1/3 cup of batter.
Working quickly - use a small spoon (I used my ¼ teaspoon) to scoop spoonfuls of pie filling on to your pancake. I did about 5-7 spoonfuls per pancake but its personal preference!
Cover each spoonful of pie filling with a little bit of pancake batter so the pie filing is in the pancake.
Sprinkle a small handful of crumble topping over the pancake. Lightly press down the topping so it sticks.
Cook the pancake until bubbles appear and start popping in the middle.
Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
Now these pancakes don’t actually need any toppings but you could top them with a little bit of pie filling and crumble topping. For a decadent treat – top with whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream (don’t worry I wont tell anybody you had ice cream for breakfast!)
I am curious - how do you like your pancakes?? Do you have a fun weekend ritual?