So we’ll mark these down as a Pinterest FAIL on my part. I had great ambitions when trying to make these Buttermilk Pancakes but they didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Nevertheless, breakfast was delicious and my efforts were well received by my daughter who was delighted by the colourful pancakes.
I admit the original Buttermilk Pancakes used fresh strawberries and maybe that’s where I went wrong, I thought I could get creative with the fresh blueberries I had purchased to make the shape of a heart. I even tried some of the frozen strawberries in the freezer. Still no success. (but they were gobbled up before I could take a picture so I guess they were not that horrible)
So a shout out to the amazingly talented person who made those strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes, I would love to know your secrets. Perhaps I may try again next year but make sure I have the fresh strawberries on hand. (and make sure the family isn’t ravenously hungry, constantly asking when breakfast will be ready)
I’ve seen some pretty interesting Pinterest fails. What’s your biggest fail so far?
One good thing did come out of this breakfast. This homemade Buttermilk Pancakes recipe became our family’s favourite. Just as easy as grabbing a box of pancake mix and much cheaper in my opinion. You can still make this recipe even if you don’t have buttermilk on hand. Just substitute the buttermilk with milk and vinegar. Yes, I know… weird. But you’ll have to trust me on this. You do not taste the vinegar.
Here is a picture of the plain pancakes my husband was served, he likes his fruit on top of his pancakes, not mixed in. What’s your favourite way to eat your pancakes? Do you like them plain with syrup or do you prefer yours with fruit? Or maybe some chocolate chips? Anyway your serve them, pancakes will always be one of my favourite breakfasts. I’ll even eat them for dinner!
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 egg
- ¼ cup butter , melted
Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Whisk the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together until all the lumps are gone. Adjust the consistency with more buttermilk or flour as needed.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and spray with a cooking oil. Spoon in pancake batter and cook on one side until bubbles appear in the middle and the edges appear dry. Flip and continue to cook until the centre of the pancake springs back when pushed gently.
This recipe makes approximately 12 medium sized pancakes.
Note: The buttermilk can be replaced by combining 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 3/4 cup of milk and letting it sit for 5 minutes. Yes, the mixture will turn lumpy. Trust me. It works!