I am not a food blogger. However…
My kids love pancakes.
Correction. They are OBSESSED with pancakes!
6 days out of 7 when asked, “what would you like for breakfast?”, they will respond
6 days out of 7 when asked, “what would you like for dinner?”, they will respond
Out to eat at a restaurant? If pancakes are an option, they are all over it.
I, however, was not obsessed with making pancakes. It’s a long process to make from scratch, and the boxed variety just left me dissatisfied. Flavor aside, reading the ingredient list made me gag a little. I am becoming more and more disillusioned with “pre-fab” foods.
All that to say, I have been on the hunt for the perfect, easy, from scratch recipe, and thanks to the folks at Inspired by Familia, I now have it!
My absolute FAVORITE thing about this recipe (besides the rockin’ flavor!) is that you can make a big batch of dry, use some, and refrigerate the rest for the next day or two. All I have to do is add the wet ingredients (3) and voila! Pancakes again!
Here is their recipe (found at this link). I am going to add in what I found to be helpful tips for us.
2 C all purpose flour
2 C whole wheat flour (recipe says you can use more all purpose. I have always used the wheat & we love it!)
5 Tbs. brown sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
1.5 C oats (I used quick oats, but I ground them in the food processor to make them a little smoother. My kids like the flavor, but not the texture of the whole oats in the mix.)
Mix together & store in an airtight container. Recipes says if you store too long you may need to add more baking soda to the mix. I wouldn’t know about that! We always use ours up before that need arises! 😉
To make a batch:
1 C butter milk (or you can make your own… see the recipe link for the how-to)
1 large egg
2 Tbs melted butter
Mix butter and egg into buttermilk. Add 1 C of dry mix.
Heat griddle or pan and spray with with cooking spray. I use coconut oil spray. A little extra “yes” in the mix.
At this point, have fun! The pancakes are amazing by themselves, but my kiddos love them with chocolate chips, and I love them with blueberries! Fresh is the best!
I will forever be indebted to Pinterest for getting me to the recipe, and Mari at Inspired by Familia for this amazing recipe.
Go make some!