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Homemade pancakes was the first recipe I mastered at around age 8, probably because pancakes were my FAVORITE food as a kid. My mom wasn't big on convenience foods and I don't think we ever had pancake mix in the house. If we wanted something to eat that we didn't have we got out a cookbook and made it from scratch. We also walked 5 miles to school, uphill, both ways, ha!
Homemade pancakes are so easy & delicious & quick too! You can even mix up a batch of the dry ingredients and store it in the pantry to have a head start on your weekend breakfast! Then just mix in the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla when you are ready to make them.
I still love pancakes and I make them as often as
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
makes 4 servings, about 16 pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups buttermilk, I use low-fat buttermilk & it works perfectly
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
powdered sugar, butter & maple syrup to serve
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, melted butter & vanilla. I just dump it all in and then stir until the batter is smooth and has no lumps of flour remaining. Do not over mix. Batter will be thick.
2. Heat an electric griddle to medium-high heat. Spray griddle with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake. You may need to spread it a bit with the back of a spoon since the batter is very thick. Scatter some blueberries over each pancake.
3. Cook until bubbles form on top and the batter is set, 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Flip the pancakes over & cook until golden brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Keep warm in a 225 degree oven while cooking the remaining pancakes.
6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
P.S. If you don't have an electric griddle you can use a skillet on the stove but the griddle really makes a difference. The pancakes cook more evenly on a griddle & you can cook more pancakes at a time.