March 31, 2014

Easy Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

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With five children, I need a pancake recipe that is easy on both the budget and my time.

This perfect buttermilk pancake recipe from scratch meets both criteria and my kids love it.

I can’t double, triple, quadruple the recipe enough for our childrens’ liking.

 

pancakes with fruit

I love using 100% whole wheat for breads, pizza dough etc, but sometimes I do mix 1/2 white, 1/2 wheat for certain baking items. (If you’re new to adding whole grains, you may want to begin slowly by mixing the two).

Frugal, yet healthy filler items are a necessity in our home. This stack of pancakes was polished off in minutes by our three boys. (Yes, there was another platter with just as many waiting…)

buttermilk pankcakes


Comments

  1. I’m curious why you go half and half flour. I do my pancakes with all wheat and even my pickiest eater gobbles them up. Enjoy reading your blog!

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    Jens Reply:

    @Kathy, True, Kathy, my kids do gobble up all wheat as well, but I just have prefaced it for people new to whole grains. I would say more often than not I do use all whole wheat, but for baking items, (especially cookies, I do white). I’ll go edit it to share that if you’re new to adding whole grains trying adding slowly. :)

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  2. I have teen-age boys who love pancakes too….anytime of the day! If there are a few left overs do they freeze well? There haven’t been any good frozen waffle deals lately and we like something fast on co-op mornings!

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    Patti Reply:

    @Sharon, Yes, pancakes freeze well as would homemade waffles!

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  3. Jen, I would love to know where you get your 25 lb bags of flour!! I haven’t started grinding my own grains, yet this is starting to inspire me. I typically go half and half because or even just 1/4 wheat dependiing on the product because there is a taste difference to get used too.

    Regardless, buying in bulk sounds down my alley but I have no idea where I would buy something like this!

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  4. Perhaps a dumb question, but is that soda as in sprite, etc ? (does it make it fluffy or something?) or baking soda?

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    Jens Reply:

    @Chrys, I am SO sorry – it’s baking soda. I’ll need to go back and edit that. :)

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  5. Mmm, pancakes with peaches! That’s how my mom used to serve them and all my friends thought we were weird. But I LOVE it! (and think its my friends that were weird :D)

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  6. Mmmmmm. I’ve been considering gringing my own wheat for a while. What kind of grinder/mill do you have?

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  7. Allison says:

    Thank you for posting this :)
    Would the pancakes taste just as nice if I replaced the honey with caramel?

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    Jen Reply:

    I think that would be a yummy variation. I often will put a little “Shot” of my coffee syrups in my batter for a different taste, so I bet this would work well.

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