Our Favorite Pancakes and Waffles
What better way to start a weekend day with some pancakes? These are the ones I make when I actually have buttermilk on hand as an indulgent treat. These are rich and tangy and pair well with any type of syrup or fruit sauce. The same recipe works great for both pancakes and waffles with no modifications.
Paxton is a self-proclaimed pancake monster. He can literally eat at least twice as many as I could. put more of these away than I ever could (yes, we have actually counted several times). He also likes to take a piece of fruit, wrap it in the pancake and make breakfast tacos.
Some tweaks that I sometimes make is using a milk/lemon juice DIY buttermilk if I don’t feel like going to the store just for buttermilk or using a 50-50 ratio of all-purpose and whole wheat flours. Also, feel free to add a heaping cup of blueberries, nuts, chocolate chips, or anything else that sounds delicious to the batter. Enjoy!
Our Favorite Pancakes
- 2 cup all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose half whole wheat)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 ½ cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Whisk all the dry ingredients into a large bowl to break up any lumps.
- Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl then pour into the dry ingredients. Gently mix together but be careful not to over mix.
- For pancakes, heat an electric griddle to 350°F or heat a nonstick or cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-low heat on a stove.
- For waffles, preheat your waffle iron and set it to your desired darkness setting.
- Use a large spoon to pour the batter onto the hot griddle, pan, or waffle iron. Remember that the pancakes and waffles will spread, so leave some room in between the pancakes and around the edge of the waffle.
- When bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancake and the underside has turned golden brown, flip over and cook until the other side is golden brown, another minute or two. The pancakes will take about 3 – 4 minutes on the first side and another 1 – 2 minutes on the second side.
- For waffles, use the indications given by your waffle iron to remove the waffle and pour on more batter.
- Remove from the griddle or iron, add any of your favorite accompaniments, and enjoy!