Friday, March 7, 2014

How to Make Homemade Pancakes

I love those nights when you have no idea what to make for dinner and then all of the sudden, the stars align and the answer is right there in front of you!  Tuesday, March 4th was such a day for me.  It was the day after preparing a birthday feast for my Studhubs and I was kind of "cooked out".  I didn't want anything to fussy, but nothing sounded good.  Then, thanks to my wonderful Facebook friends, I discovered that it was National Pancake Day!  Well, I couldn't NOT have pancakes, so I knew what I had to do.  But, OH NO, I don't have any mix!  Not to worry.  Made from scratch pancakes are so easy you may never buy the boxed stuff again!  :)
Let me show you how it's done!
This Ain't No Mix Pancakes:
*Prep Time:  5 minutes  *Cook Time: 10 minutes  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  8 pancakes
Here is what you will need:

  • 1 c. Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 c. Buttermilk (Or 1 c. milk with a tsp. white vinegar in it)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. Melted Butter

In your mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda...

and baking powder.

Next you will need to add your buttermilk.
However, if you do not have buttermilk, don't worry. 
You can easily remedy this.

Just add a tsp. of white vinegar to your milk and there you have it!  Instant buttermilk.
I actually do this more than I actually use buttermilk. 

Add the egg to the milk and mix well.

Pour your wet into the dry and...

Whisk together.

The better should be thick, but still runny.

Heat up your griddle and coat with butter or cooking spray.

I like to use a 1/4 c. scoop.  It makes a perfect sized pancake.

If you want to add any fruit of chocolate, not is a good time.
I add mine now instead of to the batter because not everyone will want flavored pancakes. 
I am a plain gal myself.

You will know it is time to flip your pancakes with the edges start to stiffen and these little bubbles begin to form. 

See, golden brown!  Well, except for the one on the cold spot of my griddle.  *lol*

As you remove your pancakes off of the griddle, wrap them in a clean dish towel.

The towel is a great insulator and it will keep your pancakes warm.

Now, one of the most important thing about the pancake is the syrup.
As you can see I feel very passionately about this! 

The easiest way, in my unprofessional opinion, is to put your syrup in a microwave safe dish, and heat for 1 minute.

There you have it!  Light, fluffy, perfection!  Add a nice little pat of butter and drizzle with your warm syrup and enjoy!  These literally take as much time as the mix, but without the hidden things you don't want in your body!  Not to mention they are so much cheaper!  Try these out for a special morning breakfast or an easy weeknight meal!  I know your entire family will love them!  As always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~


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