The phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies to many of the recipes in my recipe box that have been passed down for generations. Sometimes the most traditional and basic recipes are the biggest successes. Whether you consider yourself a more seasoned cook or the thought of cooking a meal gives you a knot in your stomach, recipes like these Buttermilk Pancakes set you up for success no matter your skill level.
Easy Like Sunday Morning
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is have a big family breakfast. Life on the weekend is much more slow-paced and lends itself well to spending some extra time in the kitchen making a delicious meal for your family. My Buttermilk Pancake recipe is an oldie, but goodie. These pancakes are so light and fluffy and go perfectly with your favorite maple syrup.
This Buttermilk Pancake batter is so easy to whip together and makes a tall stack of pancakes. To start, put shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until shortening is completely melted. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add buttermilk and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Gradually add to wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Pour in melted shortening and beat well.
Cooking the Buttermilk Pancakes
Time to cook the pancakes! Heat a griddle or large pan to medium heat. Grease griddle with a small pat of butter. Using a ¼ cup measure, place scoops of batter on griddle to form pancakes. Cook about 1 ½-2 minutes until bubbles form on top of the pancake. Flip over and cook another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
Repeat until all pancake batter is used up. I can usually fit about 6 pancakes on my stovetop griddle at a time. I like to put the cooked pancakes in a cake pan and keep in the oven on the "warm" setting while the rest of the pancakes are cooking. Serve with butter, maple syrup and other toppings like fresh fruit, chocolate chips or whipped cream.
These Buttermilk Pancakes make a great option for a weekend breakfast with family. I hope you'll use any free time you have to soak up precious moments with those you love.
Another idea: create a breakfast board that also serves as a table centerpiece! Place all the breakfast sides and toppings along with the pancakes on a wooden cutting board! Switch up the fruit or add some yogurt for a one-stop breakfast platter.
Other breakfast ideas:
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. shortening
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt shortening in microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs & sugar. Add the milk and stir.
- Mix in flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Pour in melted shortening. Beat until well combined.
- Heat griddle to medium heat. Grease griddle with small pat of butter. Using a ¼ cup measure, drop batter onto griddle to form pancake.
- Cook 1 ½- 2 minutes until bubbles form over all of the pancake. Flip over and cook another minute or two until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is used.
Helpful Equipment & Ingredient Links
- Try different toppings or mix-ins:
- Gently mix blueberries or strawberry pieces into the batter before cooking
- Before flipping pancakes, sprinkle with chocolate chips, bananas or chopped pecans
- Serve with maple syrup alongside your other breakfast favorites
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