Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buttermilk Brown Sugar Pancakes - Simple Saturday

Is there an easy way to make Diner Delicious Pancakes? Yes, and here it is.
Once you see how easy it is, you can start adding your own chocolate chips, try them with jam in the middle, or experiment with flavorings.
This recipe is easy to double. The batter is easy to make the night before and hold in the fridge. The pancakes are easy to cook ahead - freeze individually - then "toast as you go" for those mornings when you wish you had time to make something...but who does?
It just takes two bowls:
In one bowl:
Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose), 1 Tbls. Baking Powder, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup brown sugar.

In a second bowl:
Whisk together 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 1 egg, and 3 Tbls. melted butter.

Make a little well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it. Whisk everything together, but just til they're combined.

Heat up a griddle pan, or frying pan on med.
Add a brush of butter, and pour a little batter onto the hot skillet.
When the sides look bubbly and are easy to lift, flip it over and cook on the other side.

OPTIONS: Each person in my family has their own favorite kind of pancake. I make this one batter, and add the extras before the flip when cooking.

Chocolate chips: just sprinkle a few and let them sink in before flipping.
Fruit: cut it up and sprinkle a few pieces before flipping.
Nuts: same as with fruit and chips.

If you'd like to add cinnamon, vanilla or zest; add it to the batter when you blend the dry and wet ingredients.

Who needs a Diner, right? Oh, yeah, except for the clean-up!


Rachael Hutchings said...

Mmmmm, I'm coming to your house for breakfast! I love the idea of putting jam in the middle!

showfoodchef said...

Thanks, Rachael. I can just see the girls whipping these up with you sometime. Thanks for stopping by.

Khali//Bandit and the Scene Stealers said...

Whoa! Amazing! Why did I have to read this on Monday?! Come on weekend hurry up already!

Cowgirl Chef said...

Now you've done it. I'm two hours past lunch and my stomach's growling for these pancakes. Brown sugar? I love it.

Memória said...

Those pancakes look perfect. I love your addition of brown sugar. I'm trying this out ASAP.

blue seas said...

this recipe looks fantastic, much better than mine.
Could you convert it in grammes and milliliter, please? because I'm lost when I have to mesure cups

Thank you

showfoodchef said...

Memoria: Thanks, and I'd love to hear about it.

Blue Seas: It would be my pleasure to convert this. Give me just a couple days and I'll add that on. Thanks for asking and dropping by.

showfoodchef said...

Boots and Cat Eyes: Did ya make them? I'd love to hear about it.

Cowgirl Chef: Yeah, brown sugar is the clincher for me too :D

Maria said...

I might make these for dinner:)

Jessica said...

What a delicious, perfect addition to my quick and easy evening meals! Yummy. Thanks for sharing!

The Urban Baker said...

these look so good, I could eat them for dinner!

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organicsab said...

After an early morning walk at the beach I decided to make these for breakfast. I added cinnamon and vanilla. My husband doesn't really like pancakes so he ate something else. They smelt devine when they were cooking so when they were ready he wanted to try some. He fell in love! These are the most amazing pancakes I've ever made!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!