Fluffy buttermilk pancakes

These are the best pancake recipe I’ve found, made with improvised buttermilk.  Try them!  If you like them, please send me a note!

Ingredients to create buttermilk

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar

Dry ingredients for pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (can use all purpose flour, but I’d recommend whole wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Additional ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Toppings

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chip
  • 1/2 cup sliced nuts (almonds work great!)

Cooking tools

  • Cooking spray
  • Recommended griddle
  • Recommended blender

Instructions

  1. Combine milk and vinegar.  Stir quickly (only five seconds or so, just to mix the fluids).  Let stand for at least five minutes to sour.  Continue on with measuring other ingredients while the milk and vinegar sour.
  2. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  4. Pour the sour milk into the blender.  Add egg and butter.  Blend.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients into the blender while it is blending.  Blend for around one minute at a medium speed.  The mixture will have a foamy top.
  6. Start making pancakes!  Pour the size of pancake you wish to make.  Sprinkle toppings on the pancakes immediately, as in right away, before the pancake cooks through.  

A few hints

  • You’ll know the pancake is ready to flip over when cooking bubbles form and do not “resolve”.  There will be a light crust on the top of the pancake, firming up the mixture.  The light crust is really just identified by noticing the crust is no longer wet.  When the light crust forms, flip the pancake.  
  • Let cook just for a few moments on the backside, then when the pancake mix is cooked through the pancake is done!
  • Use cooking spray on the spatula that will be used for flipping.  This helps to slide the spatula under the pancake without breaking it.
  • Only spray the griddle on the first set of pancakes.
  • Make sure the griddle is fully preheated before cooking.
  • Don’t use a Magic Bullet or anything with an enclosed mixing bowl! Trust me on this, it will explode.  violently enough that you’ll be cleaning your kitchen for awhile.  🙂