How To Make Pancakes
Even if you've only made pancakes from a boxed mix before, it's easy to learn how to make pancakes from scratch using this old family recipe. Serve homemade pancakes with sausage or bacon and maple syrup for a warm breakfast the whole family will appreciate. Try adding extras to the batter after you pour it on the griddle, such as chopped nuts or blueberries, to personalize the pancakes for everyone.
To make pancakes, you will need:
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- mixing bowl
- ladle or 1/4 c. measuring cup
- vegetable oil
How to make pancakes:
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg and butter and whisk until smooth.
- Heat the griddle over medium heat. Coat with a thin layer of vegetable oil so the pancakes won't stick.
- Pour the batter onto the griddle. Use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. It's easiest to measure this if you use a 1/4 cup measuring cup as your scoop.
- Brown the pancakes on both sides. They're ready to flip when you see bubbles forming around the edges.
- Serve the pancakes warm. Top with syrup, fruit, bacon or any other toppings you like.
- Substitute one tablespoon white vinegar plus one cup and three tablespoons regular milk for buttermilk. Let it stand for about five minutes to curdle while you're putting the dry ingredients together. (You can also make pancakes with regular milk, but they just won't taste the same.)
- To make banana pancakes, substitute 1/2 cup mashed banana for the egg.