Pancakes come in all shapes and sizes; no matter what, we love them all the same! But have you seen the work of amazing pancake artist, Nathan Shields, founder of Saipancakes? If not, go check out his Instagram and YouTube account right now! Growing up, I always heard, “Don’t play with your food!” Well, in our professional opinion, Nathan has every right to break those table manner rules with his serious stack skills.
Nathan’s journey to food fame all started out with entertaining his adorable kiddos with silly pancakes during a nine-month adventure in Saipan (hence the pun, Saipancakes). This math teacher, devoted dad, and talented illustrator says, “Life’s too short for round pancakes.”
Graciously, Nathan has given us the inside scoop on how he makes his pancake art so everyone can get creative in the kitchen. He recommends to start with a non-stick surface, squeeze bottle (with narrow nozzle), and a wide spatula. The secret to his liquid gold pancake batter? “I add additional soymilk and mix thoroughly to get a smooth, thin batter that won’t clog the nozzle. I mix the heck out of it with an electric hand mixer.”
1.5 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder (optional for contrasting color)
2 tbsp applesauce
2 tbsp melted butter or substitute
~1.5 cups soymilk
We’re so ready for Star Wars Day with this insane illustration. May the 4th be with you!
For more of Nathan’s pancake art, be sure to follow him on Facebook.
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