Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Buttermilk Pancakes

First of all, I apologize for my picture. It really is terrible. You see, I was just to darn hungry to eat these babies to mess around too much with it or check the picture quality:)

Anyway, my family LOVES to eat pancakes. I made this recipe one Saturday morning when I realized I ran out of pancake mix and I was VERY happy with the result. So happy, in fact, that I have decided to no longer buy pancake mix at all. Give 'em a try!

Also, these freeze very well. I like to make a HUGE batch of these when I do them (x4 usually). Then I flash freeze them and store them in a ziploc bag for the kid to reheat during the week for breakfast.

Buttermilk Pancakes

1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. nonfat buttermilk (I almost never have this on hand. I just put 1 Tbsp. vinegar in 1 c. measuring cup, then fill to the top with milk & let set for 5 minutes. This is a great sub for buttermilk.)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Chocolate Chips (optional)
Cooking Spray

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine egg, buttermilk, and oil, and add to dry ingredients; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in desired amount of chocolate chips, if you wish. I make some with and some without, myself.

Coat a nonstick griddle with cooking spray, and preheat to 350*. For each pancake, pour 1/4 c. batter onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn pancakes and cook other side.

Yield: 9 (4 inch) pancakes (I usually make mine bigger and don't get as many.)


  1. Yummy! We love pancakes here...but no matter how many I make, I almost never have enugh to freeze. Those boys just keep eating them until they are gone! I generally make my pancakes from scratch as well...but Krusteaze has a good mix that works well with a little flax seed and added vanilla. (vanilla is my "secret" pancake ingredient!)

  2. Hmmm...I may have to try a splash of vanilla in these next time.

    Krusteaze is my fav mix too:)