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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Breakfast Funnel Cakes

Funnel cakes aren't just for the State Fair. You can have them for breakfast any time that you want to. They are a nice change from the ol' standby "pancake"....and your family will appreciate your morning creativity.

Breakfast Funnel Cakes

1 1/3 c. flour
4 t. non-fat dry milk powder
4 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c. water
1-2 cans pie filling of your choice
whipped topping
powdered sugar (for dusting)
oil (to deep fry Funnel Cakes)

Mix flour, powdered milk, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Stir in eggs and water, mixing until smooth. Let your batter rest for 10 minutes.

Fill a skillet with oil at least 1/2 inch deep. Heat until very hot. IF you have a funnel with a big enough hole in it ( I didn't) then follow these directions: Put your finger over the opening of the funnel and fill with batter. Move funnel over the oil, removing finger from the end, and then letting the batter drizzle into the hot oil forming a circle or any other design that you choose. IF you don't have a funnel, use a cup and pour batter into the oil forming a design or shape of your choice. When the funnel cake is brown on one side, flip it ( I used a pancake turner and a fork as to not splash the hot oil all over me) and let it brown on the other side. Usually takes 1 minute per side. 

These are a fun change and taste really good. BUT they don't make good leftovers, so don't bother making extra or saving any that you don't eat....BUT I don't think there will be any leftovers, you will gobble them all right up. 

Happy Cooking~


  1. Yummy! I know what we are having for breakfast Saturday morning. :)

  2. I'm going to start a blog called "When good recipes go bad" because I'm sure funnel cakes are not supposed to look like mine did. They were still tasty though! (Even though my husband had secretly been putting whipped cream on his cereal all week so it was almost gone when I went to open it for this meal...)