Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Pancakes
Image credit: My own picture!
Ingredients for the Pancake
. 1 pinch of salt
. 1 cup of milk
. Maple syrup (optional)
. 2 tablespoons of sugar
. Butter or cooking spray
. 1 cup of all-purpose flour
. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Ingredients for the Filling
. Hazelnut Spread (to be refrigerated 30 min prior starting)
Materials at Hand/Needed
. Large Bowl
. Parchment paper
. Fry pan or electric griddle
. Spoon or a Hand/Stand Mixer
1. On the parchment paper place 8 tablespoons of the hazelnut with a distance of 3 to 4 fingers from each other. With a knife, in a circular motion, spread each into a circle shape. Not too thin or chunky.
After you are done, place the parchment paper with the hazelnut circles on a cookie sheet and take it to the freezer at least 30 minutes prior to start making the pancakes so it may be hard enough to handle.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
2. Add the milk, then the lightly beaten egg, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil to the dry mixture.
3. Mix everything together until there are no lumps.
4. Put about 1/2 of butter on the fry pan or electric griddle in medium heat. Use a paper towel to spread it and to remove any excess.
5. Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the fry pan or electric griddle.
6. When you start seeing bubbles forming all over the pancakes, go to the freezer and grab a few of the hazelnut spreads. Leave the rest there until needed because once you remove from the fridge, they will start to melt.
7. Place the hazelnut circles in the middle of the pancakes with enough batter and cover them. It should be about one tablespoon or less depending on the side of your pancakes.
8. Turn the pancakes right after and cook them until the other sides are golden brown. This should take about 2 minutes or so.
8. Remove them and repeat. Clean up any chocolate spills before adding any more batter to the pan or electric griddle. This will avoid getting your pancakes burned.
It's a bit sweet, too sweet, for me so I normally pair it with a nice unsweetened cup of coffee or cold milk, along side of a nice omelette or simple scrambled eggs. However, this is definitely a crowd pleaser among the young ones in the family. It always bring a smile to the kids' faces.