Saturday, June 27, 2009

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

pancake
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 Teflon.com 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,
Teflon.com! :)

107 comments:

  1. That would be awesome. I'm always making cookies with the kids for everything imaginable. Probably have at least 100 cookie cutters. Can't wait to try the recipe also.

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  2. That is so cool. We make pancakes all the time. My boys would love this.

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  3. How sweet is that? What a fun giveaway!

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  4. wow very cool! The pancakes look yummy :)

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  5. That looks really nifty! Delicious too!

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  6. what an awesome gadget! i want one :) and your recipe sounds great, too. IHOP had something similar as a limited time item last year. yeah!!

    kenoly2000@hotmail.com

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  7. That looks so fun! Breakfast is always a fight at my house (well not really fight because I always win! ;) but it's a struggle!)
    My 4 yr old son doesn't like anything "breakfasty" so it's hard to get him to eat something healthy and filling. The only good thing is that fruit is his absolute favorite food!!!
    I think this would be so fun! If he could choose what design to use I think he'd def. like to eat the pancakes!
    It's so cute!!

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  8. I just love holidays. This would be a great way to start off a holiday breakfast. Grilled sandwichs would be nice too.

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  10. What a cool pan! The recipe sounds delicious too.

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  11. that would be great for my kiddos! thanks for the great blog and the great giveaway!

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  12. I sooooo NEED one of these in my life..... it looks absolutely brill...

    x

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  13. Im a pancake lover....just had em for lunch!

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  14. How cool! We love pancakes at our house.

    http://justkeeptalkin.blogspot.com

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  15. Ooh, ooh, me! Me! I would love to have that! We love pancakes and that would be such a fun addition to the kitchen.

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  16. Well. That is just awesome. Makes me want to salute something.

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  17. Those pancakes look so delicious! I might have try that recipe out tomorrow!

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  18. That is a cool way to make pancakes, and your recipe looks yummy too!

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  19. Looks neat! We love pancakes around here!

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  20. That would be so neat to have. My oldest loves making pancakes.

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  21. Very cute! Not sure where I would store it, but I'm sure I would use it :)

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  22. I love pancakes but hate making them, this looks like it would solve my problem.

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  23. this would be so great to have when the babies come to eat breakfast with grandma. I have a blog, my email is on my profile page.

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  24. Those pancakes sound amazing!

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  25. DH makes pancakes several times a week for DD. They would love this gadget. :) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. ~~Rhonda
    reacoulter at gmail dot com

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  26. You hsd me at pancakes! My son, on the other hand, is fascinated by the fact that you can imprint things on the pancakes! They are little pancake works of art when you are 7 years old, I guess. Your recipe looks delicious, too!

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  27. Somehow my above comment didn't show my e-mail address when you liked on "Cathy", so I am trying this again.

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  28. Too cool! I am going to hop on over to teflon and see what other designs they are offering! The flag would be perfect for next weekend!

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  29. That is pretty cool! A nice way to start the morning!
    cookienurse@gmail.com

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  30. This is too cute! I burnt pancakes today using my griddle...I just am horrible at flipping! This would be wonderful!

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  31. This looks pretty cool. My son LOVES pancakes.

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  32. I would love to give this a try. darlabeck@yahoo.com

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  33. My husband always jokes that I have every gadget... NOT! I've never even heard of these... FUN! and I can't wait to try the recipe. YUM!

    jansanderson@sisna.com

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  34. Love the flag, our recent favorite pancake is pumkin yogurt, so yummy! Your recipe looks great, I tried a lemon blueberry muffin recipe this week that was not so great.

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  35. I would love to win this! And the lemon blueberry pancakes sound great. I'm going to have to try those. A recipe for a lemon blueberry trifle caught my eye in a magazine earlier today. Yummmmm!

    zeelandchick@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Awesome pan! I love pancakes. The lemon-blueberry recipe sounds divine!

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  37. i would love to try this out. my 3 year old would love it,right now everything is WOW, and i think that this would get a BIG WOW!! my email is jamiforcum@yahoo.com

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  38. Hee, that is so cute! I would definitely try with grilled cheese sandwiches too. :-)

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  39. This is so cute. I would love to have one of these.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I used to have a pan similar to the flip it but it didn't work very well, so I tossed it. But your tips make sense.... maybe it would have worked then? Or this is just a better pan. LOL. Anyway, my girls and I love pancakes and we are super sad not to be in the US anymore, since we cannot go out for pancakes anymore.

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  41. My 5 year old daughter insists on helping when we have our pancake breakfast weekends. She grabs her step,apron and spatula and she truly makes our pancakes. This would be such a lovely surprise. I know she'd "flip".

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  42. That recipe sounds amazing! I am going to try it soon. And the pan would be a wonderful addition to kick up a little fun for my kids in the morning!

    Heather
    Hamcelheny@comcast.net

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  43. That has to be the coolest thing ever! My kids would love seeing a design on their pancakes. Your recipe looks awesome too - can't wait to try it!

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  44. I would love to win this - my son would love it as well -he's a chocolate chip pancake fan too!

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  45. We love pancakes. Thanks!
    melllisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Ohh, those look yummy! My kids would flip over the little symbol on their food :) Get it? Flip? Lol :D

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  47. That pan is so cool! I would love to win one!!

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  48. I would LOVE one of these! maybe I could finally have pretty looking pancakes! LOL every time I make them they're a mess! LOL

    Thanks!
    ~TidyMom

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  49. Wow I can't wait to try these pancakes! I can't wait to win teehee!

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  50. That is the neatest gadget. I love making pancakes for my family, and that would be something new and neat!!!

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  51. This is very cool, I wonder if it would help making a more perfect pancake?

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  52. THe recipe sounds amazing! What a cool pancake thing-a-ma-jig!

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  53. How did I not know this existed? I would love to have it for my July 4th birthday breakfasts!
    Sue
    slukes@yahoo.com

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  54. Love it!! What a fun idea!

    mom2riandkayl at lycos dot com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog btw. :)

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  56. I would love to have that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. I hope I get it! I just love pancakes! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jitchan@gmail.com

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  58. I make pancakes very often for my parents and sister. This would lighten my load a whole lot! Thanks for the giveaway!

    rachaelclj@yahoo.com

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  59. Oh my kids would love to get pancakes with an image...how fun! Hope I win and to be able to say "good morning" to the family this way :)

    Heather
    savingmoney2@ yahoo.com

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  60. I just discovered your blog and I'm already in love with it!! I've got your link on my own blog - check it out!! Anyway, I would LOVE to make Patriotic Pancakes for my 6 little kiddos - how fun!! Thanks for sharing the chance to win!!

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  61. Oh I would LOVE one of these!! My son and daughter always want pancakes for breakfast.

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  62. We never have pancakes for breakfast but we have pancake night all the time. This would be lots of fun for pancake night!

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  63. Your recipe sounds delicious and the pattern is co cute! I can imagine the Good Morning is adorable!

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  64. We eat pancakes all the time around here. Would love this.
    Your recipe looked so yummy!

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  65. Oh my that is so cool. We are super big pancake fans here. Please pick us.

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  66. i'd love that! i would actually feel motivated to make pancakes

    bianca.x3@gmail.com

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  67. Wow...that is a cool pan! Anything that can help my kids be a bit less picky, I am all for it!

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  68. sounds like fun- and lots of different days to use it,too. july 4, laborday, memorial day, flag day...

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  69. I love your blog! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    amykpaul AT gmail DOT com

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  70. AS ALWAYS, YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'M GOING TO MAKE TONIGHT! :-)
    Thanks, Sophie, Sydney-Australia

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  71. That is so neat!!
    semikle at yahoo dot com

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  72. Your blog is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas :) email: jwebb045@yahoo.com

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  73. I love trying new kitchen gadgets - this would be fantastic! Plus my husband is the one who makes breakfast so he might do it more often :)

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  74. MMM..I LOVE PANCAKES!! I like to eat them for Dinner!! These would be super fun! Can't wait to try your pancake recipe!!!♥

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  75. My son loves pancakes. I need this.

    Lisa Q

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  76. How cool! I would love one of those. I think I'm going to try your pancake recipe too, it looks yummy!

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  77. Such fun! Our 8 year old MUST have pancakes every Saturday..and would love this!

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  78. How sweet! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday!

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  79. Would love to try this pan out. We make pancakes around here often, and your recipe sounds great, too!

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  80. That flip it looks awesome! I would love one! And those pancakes look scrumptious, too... mmm!

    My email is jadensmail at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the chance :)

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  81. I am so happy to see a pancake recipe with butter and powdered sugar - just the way I like my pancakes!

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  82. I love fresh blueberry pancakes!!! They are my favorite!

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  83. So very cool! We love pancakes here.

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  84. I know you already have a ton of entries, but I really really really want to win this, so please pick my name!! =)

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  85. It's always fun to put a surprise spin on pancakes!!!

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  86. Oh, my goodness! That is the coolest thing. My boys would absolutely love to wake up to these on Sunday morning!

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  87. My husband and kids would love this!!

    jellyben_00@yahoo.com

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  88. I would Love to win this for my family!! Thank you for the chance. Love visiting your blog and getting new recipes.

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  89. How cleaver. Of course I want one. During the summer we have company every weekend. All me to the giveaway. bandmstewart@yahoo.com.

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  90. Wow...I have just tuned into your blog and everything looks soooo amazing!! My kids LOVE pancakes and this would help me become a better "pancake maker". So awesome!

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  91. ooh... a new gadget!!! that is soo cool!! My girls would have a blast with this :D

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  92. how cute - i would love to see the ones that say good morning! what a great freebie that you got :)

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  93. We have pancakes every Sunday and what a fun surprise that would be!!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    ~Nancy

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  94. What a simple and delicious sounding meal!

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  95. Woah woah!this is really awesome!my kids would love this!

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  96. That would be awesome! I have never seen one of those pans before and I would definitely make excellent use of it!

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