One of our favorite things to do as a family is make a big breakfast together. In fact, this last summer, we started a tradition to make a big family breakfast on Monday mornings to start the week off on the right foot! It’s amazing how a good meal can start your day off on a positive note!
Making breakfast is pretty simple. Whether you like bacon and eggs, a frittata, or all the fixings, there are options for everyone! But I cringe when I see people using pancake mixes that have no flavor. In addition, so many mixes contain unnecessary preservatives. Pancakes are one of the easiest things to make!
The recipe below is of my own making. I tried a couple recipes more than a decade ago and was unimpressed. So I played with swapping out ingredients until I created this recipe below.
There are two parts to this recipe I created that make it special. First, you have to use real buttermilk! Using milk instead of buttermilk sacrifices a lot of flavor. Second, this recipe uses brown sugar instead of regular sugar. The molasses added to brown sugar gives it a rich flavor that is amazing!
- 2 cups of flour
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- ¼ tsp of baking soda
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil (or butter)
- 1 egg
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients thoroughly. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, start with whisking your egg, then add the other wet ingredients, whisking as you go. When all the wet ingredients are incorporated, add then to the dry ingredients in the larger bowl all at once. Use a spatula to mix the two together. Don’t over-mix. Batter will be lumpy. Stir until there are no unincorporated dry ingredients visible on the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto a skillet about 6” apart and flip as they turn golden! So easy and delicious.
Serve & Enjoy!
I can’t wait for you to try this family favorite! It’s a true from-scratch recipe with whole ingredients!