Three words. Homemade buttermilk pancakes. As a recovering boxed pancake mix addict, I’ll be quite honest. I think boxed pancake mixes have a more consistent flavor and texture than many homemade pancake recipes I’ve tried and tested from magazines, cookbooks, and the internet. Time and time again I would experience such disappointment with these recipes that I preferred to use packaged mixes because I wanted certain results. I’m not sure why I’ve never shared this recipe with you for perfect and fluffy pancakes because I’ve been making these for years. None the less, I’m sharing them with you now. Better late than never. The recipe calls for mixing the batter using a blender. I have found through experience that smooth batter makes the best batter contrary to what others believe. I’m not here to debate someone regarding the merits of whisking by hand or using a blender. I’m just telling you that I have made pancakes at least a hundred times in the last couple years and using a blender gives me superior results.
You want your batter to be completely lump free and absolutely smooth.
The batter should be as thick as honey. Non-stick surfaces with the help of cooking spray work the best for cooking pancakes on the stove. You want to make sure the pancake is slightly bubbly on top before flipping the pancake over to a perfectly golden brown surface.
- 1¾ cup low fat buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Blend the buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a blender at a medium - low speed until well combined.
- Slowly add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Continue to blend until the batter is thick and smooth.
- Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the batter is as thick as honey or cake mix batter
- Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and coat it with non-stick spray.
- Pour ⅓ cup of the pancake batter onto the pan. Watch for the pancake to form bubbles on the surface and the griddle side of the pancake golden.
- Gently but quickly flip the pancake over and cook for 30 seconds or until golden.
- Spray non-stick spray between cooking new pancakes.
- Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.
- If you don't have a blender, all the ingredients can be whisked in a bowl until the batter is smooth.