Joanna Gaines Shares Magnolia Table’s Pecan Pancake with Maple Butter Recipe

If you find yourself with a little more time to cook, you might be looking for a few breakfast recipes. Fortunately, Joanna Gaines has a recipe that will brighten your morning and satisfy those pancake cravings. Here’s her secret for delicious pecan pancakes with maple butter.

Joanna Gaines says pancakes are the perfect breakfast staple to ‘dress up’

Joanna Gaines | Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images
Joanna Gaines | Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Pancakes don’t have to be bland. In her Magnolia blog, Gaines advises being creative with the breakfast staple. A few changes can make all the difference. “Food for thought: Why not dress up a breakfast staple with a few special additions?” wrote Gaines her blog.

Gaines says this pecan pancake recipe, which is made from scratch, is served at Magnolia Table. “In this recipe, you’ll take scratch-made pancakes and top them with toasted pecans and homemade maple butter,” writes Gaines. “(We love this combo so much we serve it at Magnolia Table!) We hope that this recipe starts your day on a high note. Stack ‘em tall, no judgment here!”

Joanna Gaines’ pecan pancake with maple butter recipe

Joanna Gaines appears on the Build Series | Rob Kim/Getty Images
Joanna Gaines appears on the Build Series | Rob Kim/Getty Images

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Maple Butter for serving
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving

This recipe yields 12 pancakes and takes 15 minutes to prepare. It can be cooked in just 20 minutes. You can find the full directions on Gaines’ blog in the link above.

Joanna Gaines is offering online cooking demonstrations

Chip and Joanna Gaines | Rob Kim/Getty Images
Chip and Joanna Gaines | Rob Kim/Getty Images

If you like this recipe, you can find even more when you visit Gaines’ Instagram page. She recently started posting cooking demonstrations online so she can promote her latest cookbook, Magnolia Table Volume 2. One of her demonstrations is a Valentine’s Day dinner complete with steak, crab, shrimp, fettuccine, rolls, a layered salad, angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream, and a French silk pie (she says the pie is her favorite recipe in her new cookbook).

Gaines says she and Chip decided to stay home on Valentine’s Day and spend the evening with their children. “Instead of going out on a date night, we’ve incorporated the kids,” said Gaines in her video.  The couple include their children by dressing up and eating a special dinner together.

Eating at home has new meaning for Joanna Gaines

Gaines told USA Today that the coronavirus outbreak has changed family dinners. Before, family dinner was about figuring out how often everyone could eat together. Now that everyone is staying home, the Gaineses eat together every night, reports the publication.

“[The pandemic] hit, and now it’s we’re home all day, every day,” Gaines told USA Today. “It’s not trying to figure out how to fit in two or three meals a week. It’s now every single meal that we’re eating is cooked from the kitchen.”

Gaines says dinners are now focused on being together. “The perspective has changed, and that is kind of our moment of togetherness–those times in the kitchen, those times around the table,” adds Gaines. “I feel like in some ways [it’s] deeper now because the kids have all of these questions about what’s going on… I would say those times around the table have just felt like the sweetest, the most comforting.”

Read more: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Joanna Gaines

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