Buttermilk Pancakes

I grew up eating bisquick pancakes.  You know, the pre-measured mixes where you just add milk, eggs and oil.  They always did the trick and were easy enough to make, so I never thought about going out and finding a pancake recipe that was made from scratch.

Well, that all changed a couple months ago when I discovered my Grandma’s Buttermilk Pancake recipe.  I whipped up a batch of these homemade pancakes and quickly realized that taking a little extra time to measure out my own ingredients, and add a few extra special ones, made a world of difference.  These pancakes were light, airy and sweet.  I may never go back to the box!

Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter or oil
2 eggs

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the remaining buttermilk, butter or oil and eggs and beat well until combined. Fry in a well oiled pan.

This recipe works well cut in half for a smaller group.

Haute Homemake Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, don’t worry!  Simply take one cup of regular milk and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.  Let stand 5 minutes and use as much as the recipe calls for.



Filed under Cook, Family, Quick & Easy

5 responses to “Buttermilk Pancakes

  1. hmmm maybe i need to try this. i’ve never made pancakes that weren’t out of a box! 🙂

  2. Dana

    anne…someone gave us a recipe for the world’s best pancakes for our wedding. it calls for buttermilk and I couldn’t find any. thanks for the tip on how to get around that….I had no idea 🙂

  3. V. Johnson

    I was having a pancakes discussion earlier today and I was basically laughed of the room when I confessed that (gasp!) I can’t make pancakes worth a darn. It certainly didn’t help when I admitted to using (double-gasp) spray-on pancakes in a can. (I tried to defend myself and the Batter Blaster in my fridge by say “but they’re organic!” but by then it was too late).
    So I guess I’ll do what I always do: blame the husband and kids for my laziness.

  4. Karla

    So wait the Batter Blaster pancakes are organic AND instant?
    Not thinking lazy, thinking awesome.
    These will be tried. And soon.

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