These Kitchen Tools Will Make All Your Pancake Dreams Come True
Grab some maple syrup and a slab of butter, because it's time to whip up a full stack of pancakes with these essential kitchen tools and accessories.
Pancakes don't have to be reserved for the weekends. You can make fluffy, from-scratch pancakes from the comfort of your own kitchen any day of the week with just a handful of pantry and fridge staples. (Seriously — all you need is flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, butter and eggs.) These pancake-making tools and accessories will take your flapjack game to a whole new level. Whether you like to keep your stack simple with butter and syrup or dress them with powdered sugar and fresh berries, we've got all the essentials to make whipping up this breakfast (or dinner...) favorite a snap.
Along with a proper mixing bowl, you need a robust set of measuring cups and spoons for your pancake-making adventures. These sturdy, stainless-steel measuring cups and spoons are scientifically calibrated for accuracy. The set comes with four measuring cups and four measuring spoons.
Commit to your favorite breakfast food with a cookbook like this one. Posh Pancakes includes more than 70 specialized pancake recipes from all over the world, including Sri Lankan hoppers, Keralan dosas, Japanese okonomiyaki and Vietnamese Banh xeo. There's also plenty of classic recipes in there if you're more of a buttermilk pancake kind of family.
Here's another tool for creating consistent and perfectly-round pancakes: a silicone ring. This silicone ring shapes pancake dough or eggs into perfect rounds. The silicone is inherently nonstick, but you can add a touch of oil or butter if you want.
The best way to make a family pancake breakfast more fun? A pancake pen! To use the pen, simply pour the batter into the container in any shape you can imagine and draw. If your freehanding skills are subpar, use the pen to fill cookie cutters instead. It even fits in the fridge, which is great for keeping any leftover batter on hand.
A countertop griddle is another must-have cooking tool for true pancake devotees. The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler has 200 square inches of cooking space and is especially convenient for whipping up big batches of pancakes for the family. And while the griddle side is perfect for making pancakes, you can also buy waffle plates separately to swap in if you prefer waffles.
Butter lovers, meet your new BFF. This innovative butter blade makes it easier than ever to add buttery goodness to your pancakes. This handy three-in-one tool cuts perfect pats, makes decorative curls and even softens cold butter for easy spreading.
Pancakes, be prepared for rivulets of gooey goodness with this set of organic Vermont maple syrup from Runamok. Choose from spice- or liquor-themed flavors like sugarmaker's cut, bourbon, coffee and more. Grab a variety set of two or three to cover everyone's palate.
You can't have a proper pancake breakfast without syrup. This smart syrup dispenser is pretty and functional — when it's tilted down, the top opens automatically to dispense the syrup, and when it's upright, the lid closes. You'll get fewer drips, spills and over-pouring.