Thursday, May 8, 2008

Best Basic Homemade Pancake Mix

I had some buttermilk on hand, so I found this recipe online. It made wonderfully fluffy pancakes. It was good alone or would be a perfect base recipe for any additions! You'll want to double this one. Oh, and I added a tsp of Watkins DS Vanilla (Yum!)
"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."

Buttermilk Pancakes
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup plain 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."


Ghadah said...

Mmmm, I had a basic pancake recipe but this looks so much better. Thanks! Mine didn't have buttermilk in it.

Kristine said...

YUM! I am always on the lookout for good pancake/waffle recipes. We eat them all the time. And my tip of the day... you can use milk with 1-2 T of vinegar to make the right amount needed. Let it stand a couple minutes, and stir. You'll see the slight curdling effect. I'm not sure if the taste equals buttermilk, but I do it regularly for our pancake recipe and it tastes good to me!

Darby said...

I'm in agreement with Kristine on how you "make" buttermilk in a pinch. You can also use 1T lemon juice plus however much milk you need to make a cup for 1c buttermilk.

Kristine said...

Wow - this makes fantastic pancakes! Adding the baking soda to the egg/milk mixture makes a thick frothy liquid, and they really fluff up when cooking. I added chocolate chips to some, diced bananas to others, and my favorite, blueberries, to the rest. The blueberry ones were awesome!