Our family loves breakfast. Probably the most universally loved meal in this house - who doesn't want a big stack of steamy pancakes with maple syrup dripping down the sides in the morning? When your breakfast (or anytime) cravings are for something sweet, but you are in a pancake funk (using Bisquik or something), try this recipe which has become my favorite pancake recipe. It really only takes a few extra steps past using Bisquik but the payoff is worth it. Plus the kids get a kick out of helping add the extra ingredients.
I found the original recipe on AllRecipes and if you follow those instructions, it is a little tedious and makes a bunch of dirty dishes. I have simplified it (and the results are no less than delicious) for you below. Do you have a favorite pancake or breakfast recipe? Let me know in the comments and we'll try it out! I have tried a few "fancy" waffle recipes and did not find the end product to be worth the hassle, unlike these amazing pancakes.
Perfect Fluffy Pancakes
Adapted from original from AllRecipes.com
In a 2 cup sized measuring cup, add:
1 1/2 cups milk
4 Tbsp vinegar
It's important to add the vinegar to the milk before doing anything else, let sit for a few minutes - buttermilk will be the result.
Then, plug in your pancake griddle to heat it up.
Meanwhile whisk in a bowl the dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter in the microwave carefully
After 5 minutes, the buttermilk should be curdled.
Add to the buttermilk mixture:
splash of vanilla
(it should all fit in the 2 cup measuring cup, no need to dirty additional bowls)
Dump the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and pour in the melted butter.
Mix gently to combine the ingredients but careful not to overdo it.
There you have it - when your griddle is ready to go, either spray on some cooking spray or we always use butter to grease the griddle. Pour over your pancake batter and away you go - delicious pancakes are on their way to a plate near you!