Since I am a lover of sleep, I never (ever) make breakfast in the morning. We do, however, often have breakfast for dinner. Recently I made a bacon & spinach breakfast pizza and sometimes we have waffles. But, after our Mexico trip, I wanted to recreate huevos rancheros. And the Mr. wanted pancakes, so I made both.
Source: The pancakes are from The Boxcar Kids Cookbook that I’ve had since I was little.
The huevos rancheros are me trying to recreate the ones I had in Mexico
Makes: 9 pancakes & however many eggs you want
For the pancakes
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Olive Oil Spread, melted
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon milk (I used 2%)
For the huevos rancheros
refried black beans
shredded pepper jack cheese
salt & pepper
In a large measuring/mixing bowl (it makes pouring the pancakes easier to prep it right in the measuring bowl), add all ingredients and whisk until smooth. If you want thinner pancakes, you can add another tablespoon of milk.
Heat your griddle to medium high heat (I set mine to 300 degrees) until drops of water dance on the surface when you sprinkle them on.
Use about a half a tablespoon of olive oil spread to grease the griddle.
Pour your pancake batter onto the hot griddle (about 1/4 cup each), making sure they don’t touch.
When the pancakes have a lot of bubbles on the top, and are starting to brown, it’s time to flip them. Brown the other side.
I topped with a little more olive oil spread and syrup.
Using the already heated griddle, add some olive oil spread and let it melt. Add a tortilla to crisp & brown.
Next to the tortilla, crack an egg and season with salt & pepper. Cook however you like it. I like mine over medium.
Once your tortilla is browned and your egg is cooked, they’re ready to assemble. Start with the tortilla, spread about a tablespoon of refried beans on top. Place the egg on top of the beans and cover with salsa and shredded cheese.
So simple but it makes a great dinner. Or breakfast, if you’re an early riser.
If you need more ideas for “Breakfast After Dark”, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter put together a series of webisodes with Lisa Vanderplump (she’s from one of those housewife shows, I think) & recipes ideas (Veggie Frittata, Toasted Breakfast Burritos….).