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National Pancake Day!

Happy National Pancake Day!!  Visit your local iHop or make your own with Giada De Laurentiis’ Almond Flapjacks.  Follow her recipe below!

½ cup (4 oz.) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature

1 ½ cups water

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons pure almond extract

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups buttermilk pancake mix (recommend: Kruteaz)

4 ounces almost paste, cut into ¼-inch pieces

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

Maple syrup (optional)

Fresh raspberries (optional)

(makes 16 flapjacks)

In a food processor, combine the mascarpone cheese, water, sugar, almond extract and vanilla extract. Process until mixture is smooth

Add pancake mix and pulse until just combined

Add almond paste and pulse once to incorporate

Preheat griddle or large, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat

Grease griddle or skillet with 1 tablespoon butter

Pouring Batter on Griddle (http://abullseyeview.com/photos-in-the-kitchen-giada-de-laurentiis-almond-pancakes-recipe/)

Working in batches, pour ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook for about 1 ½ minutes each side, or until golden

Almond Flapjacks Cooking! http://abullseyeview.com/photos-in-the-kitchen-giada-de-laurentiis-almond-pancakes-recipe/

Repeat with remaining butter and batter

Arrange pancakes on a platter

Serve with maple syrup and fresh raspberries

Flapjacks Garnished with Almonds & Raspberries (http://abullseyeview.com/photos-in-the-kitchen-giada-de-laurentiis-almond-pancakes-recipe/)

Take a bite out of these flapjacks! (http://abullseyeview.com/photos-in-the-kitchen-giada-de-laurentiis-almond-pancakes-recipe/)


Get the step by step directions (with a slide show!) on Target’s Online Magazine, ABullseyeView.com! (http://abullseyeview.com/photos-in-the-kitchen-giada-de-laurentiis-almond-pancakes-recipe/)

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Stay hungry!

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