I never really liked pancakes when I was growing up as a kid. I blame it on Bisquick. Pancakes made with Bisquick were tough and heavy. And I never felt good after eating them. Heavy and bloated is a good description of how I remember feeling after eating them. So, pancakes were never a first choice for breakfast even later on when I was older until I tried this recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes.
They come out light and delicious every time and I have been making pancakes with this recipe for years. When my kids were smaller I would double the recipe and then keep the leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze them.
Do you ever make breakfast for dinner? This recipe is good for that. I think the secret to why these taste so light and tender is a combination of the buttermilk and to not overbeat the batter. The fewer strokes/whisks the better. The batter will be lumpy but that is okay.
2 Cups of flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat your griddle to 350 degrees or medium high heat. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk, eggs, and canola oil. Mix well by hand with a wish but be careful not to overbeat. If the mix is unusually thick, add some more buttermilk and even a small bit of water if you like until it is a thinner consistency.
Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour your pancake mix onto the hot griddle. It will almost time to flip them when you see small bubbles form in each pancake. Take your pancake flipper and lift up the side of one of your pancakes and take a peak at it underneath. If it’s a nice golden brown, flip them all over to cook on the other side. Serve hot or stack on a plate to cool. Let cool completely before freezing them.
When I double the recipe, I only add one additional egg for a total of 3 eggs and I only increase the canola oil from 2 tablespoons to 3 tablespoons. The rest of the recipe I just double.
Don’t forget the syrup and the bacon! (And drizzle some syrup on your bacon. So good!) Enjoy.