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Buttermilk Pancakes

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If you like light and fluffy pancakes then this is the recipe for you! I’ve tried the kind of recipe where you beat egg whites and fold them into the batter but that is often more labor intensive and finicky than I want it to be, especially first thing in the morning! This recipe I developed is easy to make and just about as light and fluffy as you can get without all of the extra steps and techniques. My family inhales them!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ⅛ cups Milk
  • 1 whole Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Preparation

If time allows, let all ingredients come to room temperature before mixing batter (about 1 hour). In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, egg, melted butter and lemon juice. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it’s ready! Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or large fork to blend. Stir until it’s just blended together. Do not over stir! If you over stir the pancakes will be tough and flat; you want little dry lumps left in the batter, trust me. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle. Brown on both sides and serve hot with “Nainy’s Maple Syrup.” Mmm.

Here is a tip for the busy Mommy: triple this recipe and make all of the batter into mini pancakes. Flash freeze on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure none of the pancakes are touching each other when you freeze. After an hour or two, place all of the mini pancakes in a large freezer Ziploc. When your kids are in a hurry just take a few out of the freezer and put in the microwave for a few seconds until heated. They will love dipping these little mini pancakes in a cup of syrup!

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womanchester on 3.15.2011

These really are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. Everyone in my family loved them!! Thanks for sharing!

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morrisokmom on 12.11.2010

OMGoodness!!! these are the best pancakes. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is now a Saturday Morning tradition at our house!!!

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fairyguidemother on 9.27.2010

What a wonder! Thanks for sharing your magical secret! mmmmm!

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thepiegirl on 9.25.2010

Well…this is the ULTIMATE pancake! We think there must be some magic in the lemon juice…but whatever it is, they are feather light and delicious. A gold star for Distracted Homemaker!

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terrilw on 5.13.2018

These were awesome! Light and delicious. My husband just made them for Mother’s Day. He’s not a cook so he appreciated the very detailed instructions. He followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great.

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Kristy on 4.12.2017

These pancakes are incredible! My whole family inhales them. I’ve tried so many pancake recipes that are great, but lacking something. This one is perfect, and I haven’t strayed from it since stumbling upon it a few years ago. I’ve altered the recipe slightly (1/4 whole wheat flour, extra egg, occasionally add vanilla) and will make large batches of just the dry ingredient mix so we can have fresh pancakes quickly on busy mornings. Thank you Distracted Homemaker!!

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Cathy Bray on 1.26.2015

Yum Yum and YUM!

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Kim Ashton on 12.27.2014

These pancakes are so good and so easy to make! We had a house full for Christmas and they were enjoyed by all! I’ve also done the beat the egg whites recipe and the results for this recipe were so much better. Thank you for sharing!

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aimee on 9.24.2014

These are great and easy to make. You can taste the hint of lemon when you eat them, but it works. These are thin pancakes and really nice because they don’t require a ton of syrup. My toddler gobbled them up.

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