When our kids were growing up, one of their favorite breakfasts was Monster Breakfast. (It wasn’t until years later that I discovered that the recipe was really one for German Pancakes.)
When the ‘monster’ came out of the oven, there were bulges here, poufs there, curl-ups around the edges. The kids were eager to see what the monster would look like because each time the monster seemed different from the time before.
This is definitely a fun, yummy, kid-pleasing recipe! They love eating it and as they get older they love making it. It’s so simple that a six-year-old could make it with supervision. And, he will feel like a successful chef when he does!
Here’s the recipe.
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Put eggs, flour, milk, and salt in a blender. Mix well.
Pour mixture into the pan. Do not mix. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately! (I took several pictures after I took this out of the oven. Because it took me so long, the ‘monster’ lost its poufiness . . . it’s rather thin. But, it still tasted delightful.)
We love to put syrup over our Monster Breakfast — especially if it is Buttermilk Syrup. Want that recipe, too? I thought so. Here it is.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cube butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring sugar, buttermilk, and butter to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the baking soda and vanilla.
Syrup will foam up so make sure you make this in a pan that is big enough for the foam. Make syrup just before you want to serve it because the foam will slowly disperse and the foam is the best part!
(In the pictures above, I have reheated my leftover Buttermilk Syrup. So, it’s not foamy. Darn! It has sort of caramelized — which makes it even better in my humble opinion!)
You could also put whipped cream and sliced fruit on your Monster Breakfast. Fresh strawberries and whipped cream is especially yummy!