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Blackberry Pancakes With Bourbon Maple Syrup & Fresh Mango

You know what my favorite day of the week is? Saturday! It's the beginning of the weekend. I usually can sleep in and then have an entire day of lazying around or fun things planned with friends. Occasionally I even manage to do something productive.

Last Saturday I woke up at 10:30 after a late night of salsa dancing. I got out of bed, moved over into the living room and planted myself on the couch to check all my social media {I'm an addict}, and see what was on Food Channel.

That's when I saw Nikki's tweet about wanting pancakes. Although typically I'm not a huge fan of sweet things for breakfast or brunch, the power of suggestion took a hold of me. I wanted, no I needed, pancakes.

Alas, I did not have milk or buttermilk. Nor did I have a pancake mix. Google to the rescue! I found a recipe for pancakes that used water and decided to give it a try.

Blackberry Pancakes With Bourbon Maple Syrup & Fresh Mango

All you do is make your pancake batter. I used a bit of butter in a nonstick pan and the poured some of the batter in individual puddles. Once the batter began to bubble on the surface, I added 2-3 blackberries to each pancake, and then turned each pancake after a minute and let it cook for another few minutes.

To make these pancakes extra special, I drizzled them with warm bourbon maple syrup, sprinkled them with powdered sugar (using oxo's baker's dusting wand) and served cubes of fresh mango on the side. The awesome mug that held a large amount of coffee was a birthday present from my twin who thinks I swear too much :0 And of course I love flowers and plants, so one was nearby.

This was such a successfully delicious Saturday late breakfast. I had some of the batter leftover even though I made only 1/2 of the recipe. Make sure to check the blog next week to see what I did with that leftover batter.

Have a great weekend!