‘The Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond’s recipe for pancake pockets is ‘pure genius’

Pancakes are taken to a new level with Food Network star Ree Drummond’s Pancake Pockets. Every bite of the morning treat is packed with flavor. And it’s thanks to The pioneer woman the host’s creative approach to putting pancakes, filling and syrup together.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond in ‘Today’ | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Ree Drummond takes her pancakes seriously

The Food Network personality revealed on her food blog, “I happen to be obsessed with pancakes and have decided not to rest until I find the perfect pancake recipe.

“Making pancakes from scratch is the only way to go,” she wrote. “But there’s only one problem: pancakes made from scratch often don’t taste as good as those made from good canned mixes, let alone those of creperies. Homemade pancakes are often either too eggy…or too soft and tough…or just too blah.

Although she confessed to having a “love-hate relationship with pancakes on so many levels” (love is for “the taste of good pancakes” and hate, we can understand, is for “what good pancakes pancakes do for my butt. “I eat them, it grows”), Drummond perfected his recipe.

She jokingly warns, “This one works every time, but you absolutely have to do everything I say or your life will devolve into a series of mishaps and lost opportunities.”

And it is this perfect pancake recipe that is the basis of his Pancake Pockets.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s Pancake Pockets are a work of art

Drummond’s Pancake Pockets may look like any other unassuming flapjack. Each, however, is actually filled with fruit, nuts, and syrup. Food Network tweeted about these sweet morning packets: “@thepioneerwoman puts strawberries, pecans and syrup INSIDE her golden pancakes and it’s pure genius.”

For the recipe, cake flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla and an egg are needed to create the pancakes. While each cooks on the griddle, a tablespoon each chopped strawberries and pecans are added to the pancake. A teaspoon of maple syrup is added to strawberries and pecans. Then two more tablespoons of batter are added on top. Flip it over and it’s a pancake pocket. “They look and smell absolutely delicious,” says Drummond in the Food Network video for the recipe.

Find the full recipe, video and reviews for this great takeaway on the Food Network site.

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Critics loved the Food Network host’s Pancake Pockets, even for busy weekday mornings

On the Food Network site, reviewers praised Drummond’s convenient morning dish, particularly for its ease of preparation.

A home cook gave the dish high marks, but with a constructive observation: “Kids LOVED them, that’s the only reason I gave it 4. [stars] instead of 5, it’s because it doesn’t actually create a “pocket”.

Another fan wrote: “This is a fun before school breakfast. Has lots of stuffing variations you could find.

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