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Buttermilk Pancakes

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I am sure you are saying, ho hum who doesn’t know how to make panceakes and who needs another pancake recipe. Well, I am always on the lookout for a basic recipe with a technique I have never used before when making it in the hopes that it will be just a little more stand out. I saw this recipe on Food and Wine Daily, the pancakes looked so good I had to give it a try, The difference here is that you beat the eggs with a hand held mixer until they double in volume about 3-4 minutes. Β Most pancake recipes you simply beat the eggs with the milk and fat and add the wet to the dry, this is sort of the reverse and intrigued me.

The perfect opportunity for me to give these a try was this morning, I had Air bnb guests here and they wanted pancakes. Β The pancakes are a little more labor intensive than the recipe I normally use. Hopefully the extra effort will pay off.

The batter is very thick and fluffy. These are not pancakes you pour into the pan or onto the griddle. See…

Really thick batter

Really thick batter

You have to have the temperature right a medium flame works well, they are thick so the batter takes a while to bubble and if the temperature is too high the middle will not be done. The first 4 I fried in butter, the pancakes pictured here I sprayed oil in the pan and I prefer it that way, although the butter gave a nice crispy exterior. The pancakes had kind of a light cake like texture and tasted really nice. I think it’s a good recipe but will probably stick to my go to pancakes from Betty Crocker that my Mom used and so do I. It’s quick and easy and they are always good.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Made 7 pancakes (heaping 1/3 cup of batter)

1 1/2 cups All purpose flour

1 1/2 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

3 tbs unsalted butter melted plus more for cooking the pancakes

Warm maple syrup and soft butter for serving

You can add blueberries when you pour the batter on the griddle if you like.

Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Beat the eggs until light and creamy and doubled in volume, now beat in the buttermilk and butter. Gently fold in the dry ingredients. Put about 1/3 cup batter on griddle or in non stick skillet. Cook on moderate heat for 1-2 minutes or until they are golden brown and bubbles appear on the surface. Flip over and cook another 1-2 minutes. Place in warm oven while you make the rest.

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  1. Hi Suzanne I am sure your guests loved the hot pancakes and Bacon! A home cooked meal by you is far better than any Restaurant-Bravo my friend.

    November 17, 2015
    • Thanks Cheryl, yes I think they appreciated the hot breakfast this morning. It’s always fun to cook for someone.

      November 17, 2015
  2. I am not a real pancake fan but once in a while I enjoy them. Your pancakes look great and I love the idea of beating the eggs and buttermilk always gives them a great flavor.

    November 17, 2015
    • I like waffles and crepes, not so much pancakes. Thanks Gerlinde, the method for these pancakes is good and yields a really light pancake.

      November 17, 2015
  3. These pancakes look fluffy and must have made a lovely breakfast for your guests with that bacon! Yum!

    November 17, 2015
  4. I don’t think pancakes are ho-hum at all! I’m going to try it. I had a recipe that calls for separating the yolks and the whites, and they are super fluffy, but this seems like another way that might be less work, so thanks!!

    November 17, 2015
    • Yes, I have done the method of separating and beating the whites and folding in. It’s good but honestly you get the same sort of result with this and it’s a bit easier. Thanks Dave.

      November 17, 2015
  5. Though the pancakes look lovely, I’ll take your word and keep on with the recipe that doesn’t require beating the eggs as much. Thanks for trying and reporting! πŸ™‚

    November 17, 2015
    • Yes Ronit, I agree the difference was not so profound that I would take the time to beat the eggs and I kind of like a pourable batter. Thanks so much!

      November 17, 2015
  6. I love hearing about your experiments, Suzanne. These pancakes look divine. Hugs! πŸ™‚ ⭐

    November 17, 2015
    • Thanks Teagan I always love to try something new even if it’s to a basic recipe.

      November 17, 2015
  7. Nice to see, and so tasty with bacon !

    November 17, 2015
  8. This sounds very filing and satisfying. I’m sure, your guests loved them! Yum! πŸ™‚

    November 17, 2015
    • It’s funny Fae I can’t eat a big breakfast like that myself, I like a smoothie or even just coffee and then eat around 11 or 12. I am sure this was very filling and I did take a pinch of one of the pancakes and it is fluffy and light. Thank you so much.

      November 17, 2015
      • Me too! Never breakfast, but a light brunch at 11 or 12 like you! πŸ˜€ )))

        November 17, 2015
      • It’s too heavy early, coffee is enough for me and I am not hungry either at that time. I like to eat a substantial lunch and light dinner.

        November 17, 2015
  9. What a unique recipe Suzanne, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pancake recipe that called for whisking the eggs until they double in volume. Looks like your guests were in for a treat!! Sometimes it’s just fun to try out a new recipe even if we goo back to our old faithful version afterwards.

    November 17, 2015
  10. I love pancakes! and honestly, can’t understand how someone can do not like pancakes… or may be they haven’t tried the right one? πŸ˜€
    I’ve tried to beat eggs separately, and absolutely agree with you- pancakes become thicker and fluffier! And I love trying different pancakes recipe as well, even if the recipe sounds similar.. πŸ™‚

    November 17, 2015
    • Thanks Mila, yes beating the eggs certainly makes a difference in how light and fluffy the pancakes are. My Mom used to make pancakes for dinner sometimes, loved that!!

      November 17, 2015
  11. Hi Suzanne, you must have people lined up to stay at your house with all these delicious breakfast you prepare. Love the way these pancakes look.

    November 17, 2015
  12. Thanks for enlightening us on these yummy, fluffy pancakes, I’m sure your guests really appreciated the effort involved. It seems like you’re still receiving your guests, but I can tell you enjoy it and them.

    November 17, 2015
    • Thanks Loretta, I love trying new recipes, I have a bad case of “the grass is always greener” but so often I go back to what I was doing before. Yes, have lots of bookings and I am having fun.

      November 17, 2015
      • Yes, I too enjoy trying new recipes, I have a a bunch of “waiting to be tried” recipes folder that is bursting at the seams πŸ™‚

        November 17, 2015
      • I do too and a stack of cookbooks with bookmarks on the recipes. One day!!

        November 17, 2015
  13. It’s nice to try new recipes and these looked good! I am sure the guests loved your breakfast! πŸ™‚

    November 17, 2015
    • They did like I think. I froze the pancakes separated by sheets of parchment we’ll see how they fare with a rest in the freezer. Thanks Lynn

      November 17, 2015
  14. These pancakes looks nice and fluffy , Suzanne πŸ™‚ thanks for letting us know about your experience , even though you didn’t like it as much as the Betty Crocker one πŸ™‚

    November 17, 2015
    • Thanks Freda, I like them but the difference was not appreciable and in the interest of time I would probably stick with Betty’s recipe.

      November 17, 2015
  15. I love pancakes. More than waffles or french toast. I’ve landed on Alton Brown’s recipe and like that one. You are such a great host to feed your guests. I know that you aren’t required to do that.

    November 17, 2015
    • I will have to look at Alton’s recipe, he is wonderful. Thanks Julie, no I don’t have to I offer it as a perk.

      November 17, 2015
  16. I absolutely love buttermilk pancakes Suzanne! I tried these recently as well, eggless and boy I have to say that their texture was much more superior to the regualar ones. I guess buttermilk does the magic!!

    November 17, 2015
  17. Fluffy pancakes get my vote every time. πŸ“

    November 17, 2015
  18. They look great (and so does that plate!). I hardly ever make pancakes, but I do beat the eggs with my handheld beater as they always turn out really light. My batter has never been that thick though.

    November 17, 2015
    • I was shocked that the batter was so thick. I didn’t thin it but next time I would. This was my first time beating the eggs it does make s difference. Thanks so much.

      November 17, 2015
  19. It’s cool to try new pancake recipes, these look good. My fave is still one where you separate the eggs and whip the egg whites, then fold them back through. On saying that, I will always try a new pancake recipe!

    November 18, 2015
    • I believe that there could always be room for improvement and love to try a new recipe or techniquel. Whipping the egg whites is a great way to get fluffy light pancakes for sure. Thank you so much.

      November 18, 2015
  20. I love to cook with buttermilk Suzanne and your pancakes look extremely yummy. Lucky guests! πŸ™‚

    November 18, 2015
    • I do too Linda, I love buttermilk, biscuits. pancakes or waffles are not the same without and I even make a buttermilk ice cream that is delicious. Thank you so much.

      November 18, 2015
  21. Homemade pancakes are just the best! Shall give this new technique a try the next time!

    November 18, 2015
    • Thanks Jasline, I like this method, the pancakes are definitely lighter and fluffier than the other recipe I use. They also taste really nice.

      November 18, 2015
  22. You spoil your guests! I was surprised about the baking powder, as I had expected the fluffy eggs would make the pancakes airy enough. Have you ever tried Dutch pancakes? They are thinner than American pancakes but thicker than crepes. (Yes, the recipe is on my blog.)

    November 18, 2015
    • Thanks Stefan, I love Dutch Pancakes, also crepes, I am not a pancake eater generally speaking I much prefer the Dutch or French or waffles. Thanks so much. I have guests from all over the world stay with me and I think they must be fascinated by American pancakes so many ask for them. You gave me a good idea I should put the Dutch baby pancake on the menu and yes I will go look a the one on your blog, thanks again.

      November 18, 2015
  23. Mmmm bacon, I’m just packing a bag.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    November 18, 2015
  24. Your pancakes look delicious, Suzanne! I bet that method made them very light. I have a pumpkin waffle recipe that has the same method, and I usually just dump the eggs in because I’m not a morning person, but I like them better when I take the time to whip the egg whites. I bet your guests loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I like it when you try new things and share the results!

    November 18, 2015
    • Thanks, like you I usually simp everything in but when you take the time to beat the eggs it makes a big difference . Thanks Shari!!!

      November 18, 2015
  25. Can we ever have enough pancake recipes???

    November 18, 2015
  26. My family always loved pancakes and we had them regularly, though In the UK, they aren’t so much a breakfast thing. I’ve never heard of making them by whisking the eggs first. It sounds almost like making a soufflΓ©. Thank you for the new idea. I think we may well be having pancakes for tea tomorrow.

    November 18, 2015
    • Thanks Millie, yes whisking the eggs first made the pancakes very light. It was really a nice change from the regular.

      November 21, 2015
  27. Oh wow never tried buttermilk in pancakes -looks so delishhhh ….

    November 18, 2015
  28. Wow! These sound marvelous. If I can’t get to your turkey day feast I’ll happily try a batch of these 😁

    November 19, 2015
  29. I always need more tasty pancakes recipes in my life. I love buttermilk pancakes a lot & this one is a really tasty one too! I made it a few days ago & going to make it again this evening. very tasty!…,πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    November 21, 2015
    • Thanks Sophie, I want to try with whole grain flours, even gluten free a little experimenting is planned.

      November 21, 2015
      • That is a great tasty idea! Xxx

        November 21, 2015
  30. I agree Suzanne, it’s always good to try out new recipes when the technique (or ingredient list) is a little different… but lovely to know your tried and tested recipe is there for next time should you need it! πŸ™‚

    November 21, 2015
  31. Honestly thank you for posting a pancake recipe, I like to do everything from scratch, but I never make pancakes for myself, and my mom…she still uses the box mix! I am home this week, so will definitely be passing this recipe to her πŸ™‚

    November 22, 2015
    • I love the pancakes, they really do turn out nice. Thank you and hope you enjoy!!

      November 22, 2015
  32. Thanks Suzanne– always up to try a new pancake recipe!! We like ’em for dinner on Sunday nights…

    November 23, 2015
    • Thanks Rhonda, growing up Friday was often pancake night at our house. It’s wonderful!!

      November 30, 2015
      • When our kids were at home, we often had pancakes on Sunday nights– low key at home and setting up for a new school week. Pancakes just taste like home– simple and sweet.

        November 30, 2015
      • Yes they do, it will sound weird probably but Mom served pancakes with a fried egg on top (nice and runny) It was so good and still to this day I will have a fried egg on top of my pancakes.

        November 30, 2015
  33. Those are some lucky guests! ❀

    November 29, 2015
  34. Hi Suzanne. Happy St Patrick’s Day :mrgreen:
    I’m giving you and these lovely pancakes a shout out at the end of the “kickoff” installment of my new serial this Saturday. I truly hope you will enjoy the “prologue” of The Guitar Mancer.
    Mega hugs my friend. ❀ πŸ˜€

    March 17, 2016
    • Oh my goodness exciting and a very Happy St Patrick’s Day to you as well. Saturday cannot come quick enough.

      March 17, 2016

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