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Buttermilk pancakes

My mom found this recipe in Cooking Light years ago — it’s been a favorite ever since.  Just made it this morning — orders of magnitude better than store-bought mix.  I don’t understand why anybody would bother with a mix given how quick and easy these are.


  • 1 c all purpose flour (I use King Arthur flour for everything)
  • 2 tbsp sugar, somewhere between rounded and heaping
  • 1 tsp baking powder (I use the aluminum-free kind)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly scrambled
  • dash salt
  • 1 c nonfat buttermilk (I use the full fat gourmet variety, negating any “light” dietary properties)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Fresh blueberries (if desired)
  • Maple syrup

Combine first four ingredients in mixing bowl. Combine egg, dash salt, buttermilk and oil in separate container (I just use my 2 cup pyrex). Add wet ingredients to dry; stir only until moistened. It will be quite lumpy, which is fine — if you overstir, the pancakes will come out tough.

Meanwhile, place some vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet or griddle on medium heat.  When hot, spoon the batter into the pan.  Flip when you start to see bubbles appear in the top (or you can discreetly pull up an edge with a spatula to check for brownness underneath).

I like to add blueberries to this recipe, but do NOT add them to the batter or they’ll just make a mess. Immediately after I spoon the batter into the pan, I press 8-10 berries into each pancake.

Also — it’s very important to gently heat your maple syrup before pouring over the pancakes. There’s nothing worse than eating cold pancakes because you doused them with cold syrup! That’s almost as bad as using nasty corn syrup.

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