Joanna Anastasia


Easy & perfect fluffy pancakes

Easy & perfect fluffy pancakes

I could have pancakes every day of the week, and I don’t think I would ever get bored with them; and these pancakes here are seriously so easy, perfect and fluffy every time we make them that they have become a staple in our home lately!

I love them best with the cream cheese vanilla souse and a home-made berry souse, or any type of fresh fruits. And while my kids are loving these pancakes with fruits and maple sirup on top, my hubby is a simple pancake and maple sirup fan – but we all agree that these are the fluffiest and perfect pancakes ever!

So if you’ve been looking for an easy and foolproof recipe for your perfect weekend breakfast, then here it is!

best fluffy pancakes

best fluffy pancakes

What you’ll need to make the fluffy pancakes :

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

What you’ll need for the cream cheese vanilla souse:

  • 2/3 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1/4 icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

What you’ll need for the berry fruit souse:

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp sugar

How to make pancakes: In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Set aside. In another bowl mix together melted butter with milk and egg. Then gently and slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well together.

On a large pan melt some more butter, and bake your pancakes untill golden.

We usually keep them in the warm drawer of our oven to keep them warm and serve them all at once.

How to make cream cheese vanilla souse: Mix all the ingredients in your kitchen aid. Just make sure that your cream cheese is really soft!

How to make berry fruit souse: heat all the ingredients in a small pan until hot, or microwave for around 1 minute! I must say I usually go for the easiest second version!

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best fluffy pancakes

Now if only every-morning could be a weekend morning, and if only I could have these pancakes every day!


Healthy pancakes with home made strawberry jam

Quinoa pancakes

These fluffy, easy and healthy pancakes are a breeze to make, even in the rush of a busy morning! With the health benefits of quinoa and the home made strawberry jam, they make for a perfect breakfast. And the best part is that they are made from a GogoQuinoa pancake mix, which means that the preparation is less then 5 minutes!

I got to discover them recently, and I’m so nicely surprised: they are made with only natural and healthy ingredients ( whole grains, gluten free and vegan) and yet they taste really good! ( because let’s face it, a lot of times super healthy products taste like carton, you know that right?) And I really loved how the comfort food all of the sudden became the healthy food!

And for the home made jam, I think it’s so worth making one! Especially now, in the strawberry season. You just have more taste, and less preservatives, and if you have kids they can help and feel like they accomplished something great.

Home made French style strawberry jam

Strawberry jam:

1 litre of cleaned strawberries
1 cup sugar
Juice from 1 lemon

Cook to together on low heat for around 2 hours stirring occasionally. Eat within 2 weeks and keep refrigerated.

Healthy pancakes

Healthy quinoa pancakes :

1 package of GogoQuinoa Pancake Mix
1 egg
1 cup milk ( can be soya milk)

Mix it all together, and place a spoonful on a pan with a bit of butter, cook from two sites until golden. Eat warm with home made strawberry jam or maple syrup.

Healthy pancakes

I got this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.

The best apple pancakes

Apple pancakes

When I was little, these fluffy yet crunchy apple pancakes were my definition of happiness. On lazy weekend mornings my mom used to make them for me, and as soon as they where ready we would eat them still hot, slightly dusted with vanilla sugar.

Now, it’s my turn to create memories for my daughters, and I think that memories made around the family table are the sweetest:) I don’t know if you realized that, but memory is often triggered by a familiar smell. That’s why a smell can bring us back in to a precious moment back in time. So when I was making these apple pancakes, the smell of baked apples mixed with butter made me feel as if I was four again. And looking at my girls devouring them just like I used to, made me feel simply happy.

Apple pancakes

But you don’t need to have kids to make them, especially that they are really easy and delicious alternative to a simple pancake.

What you’ll need :

2 egg whites

1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
3 medium apples

Butter for the pan( be generous)

Apple pancakes

Start by separating the eggs, and beat the egg whites until fluffy, then set them aside. Mix all of the remaining ingredients, and when well mixed, gently add the egg whites.

Add apples cut in slices. Mix.

Apple pancakes

Melt the butter on a pan, and place a spoonful of an apple pancake mixture. Don’t worry if it’s seems liquid, it’ll set.

Serve them hot, with maple sirup, or delicately powdered with icing sugar. Enjoy !

Apple pancakes

Breakfast almond pancakes with lemon Greek yogurt and raspberries


If you don’t have any idea of how to make your weekend breakfast special, think of pancakes and fruits. And what’s better then fast and delicious breakfast that makes your family love you even more ?( actually I love myself more after such a yummy meal)
I used European almond sugar that I bought in my European deli, but if you don’t have it, you can simply add one small spoon of almond extract. It’s really a divine combination : almonds, lemon and raspberries..

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 small spoon of baking powder
16 grams of almond sugar
( or one small spoon of almond extract)
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup of melted butter

Mix all of the dry ingredients, then add all the rest, and mix it well until your batter is smooth. Place some extra butter on the pan, and when it’s melted drop a spoon of the batter. The pancakes shouldn’t touch,so usually 2 to 3 spoons is just right, depending on the size you want. Cook them until you see small bubbles, then you can turn them and cook some more until they are golden . Eat them warm, with Greek yogurt and fruits. Don’t rush. Enjoy the moment.Smile 🙂