My children love pancakes. (Do you call them pancakes or hotcakes?) I’m not sure that anyone really dislikes pancakes, actually; what’s not to like? Perhaps some people just don’t care much one way or another. But not my boys; they LOVE them. I’ve tried many different ways to make them over the years: recipes from old cookbooks, recipes from the internet, Bisquick mix, pre-mixed squirt-bottle mixes, gourmet shop mixes, and more. Some are ok, but usually I can taste that odd preservative flavor in the pre-made mixes. I don’t like that!
This morning I decided to try a new variation of my homemade pancake batter with buttermilk, and I finally think I’ve struck gold! I was so excited that I had to come straight here to share the hotcake love with you!
Here’s my recipe and a few pics of them I snapped with my iPhone’s camera seconds before they were devoured. 🙂
Mama Steph’s Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 TBS sugar
- 2 TBS cooking oil
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and beat them. Add to it the buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and oil. Mix to blend ingredients, but don’t overblend or batter will make tougher pancakes.
Use a ladle or handled measuring cup to pour pancake batter into your medium-hot oiled skillet. You can do “silver dollar-” sized pancakes, or large ones, whatever you prefer. Flip to the opposite side when batter begins to bubble on top and cook for another minute or so.
Makes about 20 large pancakes.
These just look like regular ol’ pancakes, I’ll give you that. But the flavor payoff is fantastic! The buttermilk gives the pancakes a richer taste and a great, fluffy and moist texture. I’m sticking with this recipe from here on out, y’all! 🙂
Hope you’ll give them a try soon and let me know how they turn out for you. Enjoy!