Buttermilk Pancakes

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I love pancakes!!! Or griddlecakes, hotcakes or whatever you call them where you live.  They are easy, and inexpensive to make.  Here’s my recipe, please feel free to change anything about it you like.  I usually don’t measure my liquid ingredients too closely, I just pour it in until I get the consistency that I want.
1 c. unbleached flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
Buttermilk ( I just add until I get the consistency I am looking for)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp cornmeal (optional)

Just add the dry ingredients to a bowl.  I mix them together to blend.  Add the egg, oil, and milk.  Mix with a wire whisk until blended together.  Make sure you don’t overbeat.

Note:  you may substitute the buttermilk with plain yogurt, regular milk and yogurt, or whatever you have in the house.  You may also use 1/2 or all whole wheat flour.  I like to sometimes use half of each.  This recipe doubles or triples easily.

This is what the batter will look like if you use whole wheat and unbleached flour.

pancake batter
Using about a 1/2 c measuring cup, pour the batter onto a pre-heated griddle, or any pan you may use to cook them on.  I just spray on a little pam.

I like the cast iron pans because they are seasoned, and they hold heat well, so they work great for pancakes.  Flip them over when they either get little bubbles on the top, or start to brown on the bottom.

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When they are browned, they are ready!

You can add berries or any spices you like when you mix them.  Cinnamon is good!  Or serve with jam or syrup.  Here’s a link to my easy Homemade Maple Flavor Syrup!  Enjoy!!

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