Saturday, August 22

Buttermilk Pancakes

So I'm reposting this as part of Wardeh's Tuesday Twister Blog Carnival and also because we've enjoyed these pancakes at least 3 times since I tried the recipe conversion the first time. It's SO easy & tasty. Especially with chocolate chips! (I buy Trader Joe's, which although they have Soy Lecithin as an emulsifier, apparently theirs is Non-GMO). They are great as leftovers too, to pack for a to-go breakfast.
I am also working on a Sourdough starter & planning to render my own Milk-fed Heritage pork fat into lard. Stay tuned!

Good Morning! How about some scrummy blueberry pancakes?

The key to fluffy pancakes is not to overmix the batter; it should not be beaten smooth.
If serving these pancakes with bacon, reserve half a teaspoon of bacon drippings to grease the griddle instead of butter.
(Can you believe MS said that?!?!?!)


Makes nine 6-inch pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/2 teaspoon for griddle


  1. Heat griddle to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.
  2. Heat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter or reserved bacon fat onto griddle. Wipe off excess.
  3. Using a 4-ounce ladle, about 1/2 cup, pour pancake batter, in pools 2 inches away from one other. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven. Serve warm.
I used the Martha Stewart Buttermilk Pancakes recipe, but of course, I changed out a few key ingredients: homemade raw buttermilk, farm fresh eggs, organic sugar, kerrygold butter, and sprouted soft white wheat...
I had Organic Blueberries in the freezer, Cascadian farms (from Costco! believe it or not)
We like our pancakes, less cakey & more crepe-like, so I added a splash of raw milk to thin the batter & also poked a whole in the center (after flipping) to sort of deflate....
You seriously could not tell these where whole wheat, or 'healthy' in any way, they were SO tasty! We served with more kerrygold butter, real maple syrup or homemade blackberry jam.


Christy Shay said...

I had the best waffle at the Peach Cafe in Monrovia this weekend - they add cornmeal, bacon pieces, and maple syrup to the batter. SO GOOD.

Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS said...

Hi, Erin! I'm glad you joined in the Twister and shared this pancake remake. It is funny that MS suggested to reserve the bacon grease. Good job, MS! :) I hope to see you next week for the Twister~

Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS said...

I should have also said, "Great job, Erin!" :)

Kara said...

Sounds delicious! Our favorite pancakes are also soaked in buttermilk but are made with oats rather than wheat. Yum!

Erin said...

Well, thanks, Kara! I'd love to try your Soaked Oats Pancake recipe...will you share? That sounds awesome!

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