Best Buttermilk Pancakes

One of my favorite breakfast classics are pancakes. A good thing about pancakes (and waffles) is that you can make them ahead and either freeze them (up to 6 weeks) or keep them in the fridge (up to 2 weeks).  What I love about  pancakes or waffles is that when you pour the mix onto the griddle, the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg that is released from it, smells so cozy.

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Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Adapted from MarthaStewart.com

Yield: About 20-24 regular sized pancakes

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups homemade Buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Heat griddle to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.
  2. Heat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter or reserved bacon fat onto griddle. Wipe off excess.
  3. Using a 4-ounce ladle, about 1/2 cup, pour pancake batter, in pools 2 inches away from one other. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven. Serve warm.

Notes: You can make variations of the pancakes

  • For Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes: add a tablespoon of natural unsweetened cocoa to the dry ingredient mix on step one.
  • For an extra special touch, add one teaspoon of ground nutmeg and cinnamon. I’ve found that this gives a delicious smell when cooking them.
  • If you use a pizza or cookie pan for the pancakes, they will toast a bit on the bottom, so make sure you use a glass bakeware plate or baking dish.


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