Buttermilk pancakes

Pancakes is the ultimate lazy Sunday morning breakfast for me. I get up late (hey, daylight savings ended!) then spend another half an hour gazing over my morning cuppa mindlessly peeking at my friends' posts on Facebook while watching the rains drizzle outside on a gloomy Sunday morning. After an hour or so my tummy rumbles in protest which is when I go to the kitchen and start randomly opening and closing cupboards and refrigerator until I see an about to expire buttermilk carton that I used last week to make some very tasty whole-wheat pumpkin muffins. Buttermilk is not a regular ingredient in my pantry so finding it on Sunday morning meant this was a sign... to make some buttermilk pancakes.

This is a recipe I followed from Joy of Baking. I usually prefer banana pancakes but having buttermilk at hand I decided to give buttermilk pancakes a try instead. The pancakes were moist and fluffy and had a slightly tangy taste of the buttermilk. You can easily substitute buttermilk with regular milk for regular pancakes and add fruits such as blueberries, slices bananas for an extra edge! Serve with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup... what else do you need other than perhaps a pot of coffee and your favorite newspaper to make for a perfect Sunday morning.

Recipe: Buttermilk pancakes
Makes about 10 small pancakes
Dry ingredients:
1C AP flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
Wet ingredients:
1 large egg
1C buttermilk
2Tbsp sugar
2Tbsp canola oil

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients and set aside
  2. In a large bowl whisk the egg and buttermilk together. Add oil and sugar and whisk some more.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and and stir well. Do not overmix otherwise it will yield tougher pancakes.
  4. Heat a non-stick gridle on medium heat (4 on a 1-10 scale gas burner).
  5. When hot spread 1/4C batter on the griddle and let cook for a minute or so until small bubbles start to appear on the outer side.
  6. Flip the pancake and let cook on another side for another minute or two. Keep pressing slightly with a flat end of a rubber spatula for even internal cooking.
  7. Remove from heat. Serve with a pat of butter and glaze with maple syrup.


Sayali said…
they look awesome........
Lazy morning or no, i loveee pancakes galore at anytime!!
Am sure buttermilk pancakes are fantastic and love how perfect they look!
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Yummy pancakes! I am so happy that Daylight Savings "ended" today as well..You typed it wrong in the post.I always make plans on what I will do in the extra one hour.
Namitha said…
I am happy to have an extra hour when the day light savings ends :-)
Pancakes look so beautiful..
PJ said…
Sayali, thanks!

Mia, me too.. any pancakes are always welcome at our place :)

Lassie, thanks, I corrected it now. always get confused when it starts or ends.. all i know is i get an extra hour ;)

Namitha, me too... thanks!
The pancakes looks gorgeous !!!!Yah me too happy abt the time change.
Rachana said…
Gorgeous pancakes!
Suji said…
Awesome awesome is the word..Love the click
Treat and Trick said…
Looks so good and fluffy, great click dear..
PJ said…
Pavithra, its always great to have that extra one hr in the day; isnt it :)

Rachana, thanks!

Kairali sisters, thanks! So glad you liked it.

Treat and trick, thanks!
Priya Suresh said…
I dont bother to start my day with these pancakes for breakfast, would love to have some..
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Buttermilk pancakes look superbly done. Ideal for a fulfilling breakfast. Excellent clicks.

Hamaree Rasoi
Bergamot said…
The pancakes look just great
That sounds like the perfect sunday morn...and i absolutely love buttermilk pancakes..and since you mentioned, im now apprehensive about banana pancakes as well..you should post a recipe soon.
Panchpakwan said…
Happy diwali to you and your family..
Pancakes looks fluffy ,soft and delicious..
San said…
OMG ,adorable pancakes PJ.It will be very filling as well .Day loght savings made me gaga on sunday :)
Hari Chandana P said…
OMG !! What a mouth watering recipe !?.. Looks really good and tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear.. Amazing presentation :)
Padhu Sankar said…
Looks so tempting with that maple syrup drizzling all over