Growing up in a big city I used to frequent carnivals and because of my dad’s job, we use to get free tickets to this water park in New Jersey. While I have plenty of memories from these events one of the memories that would stick out is the love my mother had and still has for funnel cake. She didn’t care about anything else excepting for getting her funnel cake. Time has flown by, her kids grew up but she no longer went to such events to get some funnel cake. For that reason, I want to share this quick and easy funnel cake recipe that is a must try.
This post is sponsored by Left Field Farms but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
My mom can eat funnel cake anytime but she always enjoyed it with a nice cup of hot tea as a little dessert after dinner. This got me thinking that if she can pair funnel cake with tea then I can pair it with coffee. She’s the tea drinker and I am the coffee drinker, however, the one thing we have in common with our hot beverages is we both enjoy it with a good creamer. My mom stays consistent and gets the same brand and the same flavor every single time. Me on the other hand, I like to try new things.
Left Field Farms creamer is a Non-GMO Project verified creamer that my local Walmart carries. It’s made with real milk, sugar, and cream. There are currently two flavors! They have Vanilla and Sweet and Creamy. The sweet and creamy is super creamy and I LOVE it! I don’t know why this never dawned on me before but I prefer Non-GMO products but somehow I always picked up the same milk and such that I’ve always purchased. If I don’t want GMOs why would the cows want GMOs?
I ended up purchasing the Vanilla and Sweet and Creamy to use in my coffee to pair with my Easy and Quick Funnel Cake recipe. I like anything vanilla flavored so I was really excited to try the Sweet and Creamy. I wanted to see if it held up to its name and I was impressed as it did. I get up at 2:30 am for work and the Left Field Farm’s creamer has me excited to get my cup of coffee in the morning and that is saying something because I’d much rather be in my bed… sleeping… Haha!
For this Quick and Easy Funnel Cake recipe, you only need a total of 4 ingredients to make the batter and 2 additional ones for cooking and sprinkling. In a bowl, you will want to mix your Complete pancake mix, vanilla, sugar, and water to get a nice smooth batter. You want to be sure to get all your clumps out. As far as thickness goes, you want it a little thinner then you would want your pancake mix to be as you want to be able to get it into the oil fast.
Once I had my mixture to the consistency I wanted, I put a ziplock bag into a cup and poured my batter into the bag. You will need some vegetable oil (or your preferred oil) to fry these babies in. To test to see if your oil is ready, put a little bit of your batter on the spoon and drop it in the oil. If you see bubbles around the batter, your oil is ready. Take your ziplock bag, twist it up and hold it as if you were going to pipe a cake. You will want to cut a small hole in the corner and get ready to make some swiggly messy but fun looking funnel cakes. Also, if you have one, you can use one of those plastic bottles you’d buy to put a condiment in for the BBQ. I didn’t have one of those so I used the bag method. Either will work perfectly! You can make small or larger ones. It comes to your preference. Once you see the sides getting golden brown, it’s time to flip. It should only be on each side for roughly about a minute each. Set aside on a paper towel to soak up the extra oil, plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar and lastly… enjoy with your cup of coffee or tea with of course Left Field Farms Creamer!
- 1 1/2 cup of any Complete Pancake Mix
- 3/4 cups of water
- 2 tbsp of Sugar
- 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- Oil for frying
- Powdered Sugar for sprinkling
- Mix your complete pancake mix, water, sugar, and vanilla all together into one bowl.
- Mix well and until batter is nice and smooth with no clumps.
- Move batter to a bottle or bag to pour into hot oil.
- Fry batter in oil until sides are turning golden brown and then flip. (About a minute or so on each side. A bit longer if making larger ones).
- Once cooked, set adise on a paper towl to soak un the excess oil.
- Plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!