I love surfing for new recipes and found this little gem here when I had some buttermilk on hand from a bread recipe. These have been made to rave reviews at our house and to everyone with whom I’ve shared it! This recipe made the most amazingly fluffy pancakes. They were good alone or would be a perfect base recipe for any additions! You’ll want to double this one for a crowd. Oh, and I added a tsp of Watkins Vanilla!
“It only takes a few minutes longer to make from scratch pancakes, and they’re so much better than box mix versions. You can even mix these up the night before. Very easy! You can use regular milk, but the buttermilk makes the pancakes lighter and fluffier.”
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup plain flour (I started substituting 1/2 KA White Whole Wheat flour)
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS cooking oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Beat the egg and then add the buttermilk and soda. Stir in flour, sugar, oil, baking powder and salt. Stir until blended. Try to get any lumps out but don’t overdo it on the stirring. Heat a griddle or frying pan with a little oil or butter. You want medium heat and for the oil/butter to be hot but not burned. Dip out enough batter to make pancakes about 3 to 4 inches around. You can, of course, make big ones or little silver dollar sized. When the edges “set” and have bubbles, flip the pancakes. As you’re cooking, you’ll probably need to add a little more oil or butter as you go. Just add small amounts as needed. You can keep a plate warm in the oven and complete the whole batch. This recipe makes 8 to 10 medium pancakes.”
The possibilities are endless with these. Changing up some of the flour, adding berries or chocolate chips (or both), pumpkin, and so on.
And in a pinch if you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute 1T of lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of milk. And an aside, I made the huge mistake of tasting a bit of the buttermilk, horrible stuff, I can’t believe it makes such delicious things. I guess from the name, I conjured up a thick, sweet-tasting milk. Alas, so wrong again! Have a pancake on me, on account of South Beach and all!