I love making a big breakfast on the weekends and pancakes have always been a family favorite. One day I decided to try this recipe and after we devoured them, I was kicking myself for ever using a box mix. If you use a box mix to make pancakes, STOP! Making fresh homemade pancakes is just as easy as using a box but produces better results.
See…You can’t make a box pancake mix look this good!
This is a basic pancake recipe. If you want to kick them up a notch and add fruits or chocolate chips, you can. After you put the batter on the griddle; add whatever you want to the top of the batter. We like blueberries, pineapple, banana, and the kids like chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1-2 tsp vegetable oil
1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 degrees. Set a wire cooling rack over a baking sheet and set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, and then the buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, and whisk very gently until the buttermilk mixture is just incorporated (a few lumps should remain). Be careful not to overmix the batter.
3. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet (or use a griddle) over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Brush the pan bottom with 1tsp oil (I like to use butter). Using ¼ cup of the batter per pancake, add the batter to the skillet (only 2 or 3 pancakes will fit at a time) and cook until large bubbles begin to appear, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the second side, about 1 ½ minutes longer. Spread the pancakes out over the wire rack on the baking sheet (they shouldn’t overlap) and hold in the warm oven. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the skillet with oil as needed between batches. (After I use the butter the first time I don’t butter the pan again)
Source: Adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook