Recipe: Buttermilk Pancakes

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Since I've posted about my weekend, I've had several people ask me about my pancake recipe. So, I thought I would share it here with all of you. It's one I found in Allrecipes and I liked the original, but have tweaked it a little to make it my own.

It may seem a little daunting to make pancakes from scratch, but it is SO completely worth the effort. Once you've made these, you'll kiss that box of Bisquik goodbye. Plus, this recipe makes plenty, so I've been taking the leftovers and freezing them to use them for the kids breakfast the rest of the week. Beats a bowl of cold cereal any day of the week, if you ask me.
Buttermilk Pancakes

3 C All Purpose Flour
3 T Sugar
1 T Baking Powder
1.5 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Salt
2 C Buttermilk
1 C Milk
3 Eggs, separated
1 T Vanilla
1/3 C Butter, melted

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Give it a good stir with a fork to mix it together. In another bowl whisk together the milk, egg yolks, vanilla and buttermilk. Whisking constantly, add melted butter (be careful to add the butter slowly so you don't temper the eggs). Pour this wet mixture in with your dry ingredients careful not to overmix. You want lumps in your batter or your pancakes will not fluff.

Heat your griddle over a medium low heat. While that's preheating, take your egg whites and beat them with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Then fold beaten egg whites gently into the batter. Again, careful not to overmix!

By now, the griddle should be ready to go. I use a ladle to portion out my pancakes. Once you see the bubbles beginning to pop it's time to flip those babies. Watch for the pancakes to be golden brown.

As my pancakes come off the griddle, I put them on a plate in a warm (180 degree) oven. That way I'm not standing there flipping pancakes while everyone else gorges. Not fair, right?

Serve these up with maple syrup... feel free to add chocolate chips, bananas, blueberries, you name it. If you have leftovers, here's directions on how to freeze them.

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  1. Karena6:16 AM

    Pancakes are so yummy for the weekend! Hmmm maybe tomorrow!

  2. Kimmay6:14 AM

    oh my i LOVE pancakes. I got a griddle for Christmas and use it every week. But... I use the "just add water" mix and should probably upgrade to the real homemade stuff. ::hehe::

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  3. Carola Zajdman8:23 AM

    Great, i´m gonna try this !!! Thanks for sharing !!

  4. I don't eat pancakes, I don't know why. But I should give this one a go. Looks yummy to me.