Thursday, March 22, 2012

Very Best Pancakes Ever

One of my favorite things as a child was Saturday morning breakfasts – particularly pancakes.

Monday-Friday my mom would make us breakfast, which was great. But on Saturday mornings,
my dad took over the kitchen.
Dads have a way of making things even more fun. One thing that my siblings and I loved is when he would make our initials out of pancakes. (So I would have a “T” pancake).
It was awesome! When we visit my parents, Grandpa makes them for my kids and they are a huge hit with them as well.

When I think of pancakes I have warm, fuzzy feelings. So it might surprise you to know that I didn’t really like pancakes.
Until two years ago, when Steph of Somewhat Simple posted this recipe for them.
I tried them out and LOVED them!
Seriously, they are the absolute BEST pancakes I have ever tasted. They are light and fluffy and just heaven in your mouth.
This has become my family’s pancake recipe and over the past two years, we have thoroughly enjoyed them.
One crucial step I have discovered is when you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, it is very important to only mix until moistened!!! If you overmix the batter, your pancakes will tend to be flat and heavy.
So you want your batter to look lumpy.
Then when you pour them on your griddle (I like to heat mine to 350 degrees), pour less than you think you should. These puppies expand.
Proof of the lightness and fluffiness!
This recipe makes a lot. Sometimes I half it, but if I want leftovers to have a quick breakfast for my kids on school days I’ll make the whole batch.
I’ll usually make about a dozen regular, then I’ll add fresh blueberries to the rest of the batter.
(Fresh blueberries is a must. Trust me, I’ve tried frozen and the results are not good).
These are my husband’s absolute favorite breakfast! He asks for them all the time. If he sees fresh blueberries in the fridge, he gives me the biggest smile because he knows what’s coming.
A decadent stack of yumminess!!!
Once I made this recipe over a year ago, there has been no turning back. I won’t eat any other kind of syrup. This one is just too good!

Sometimes if I’m feeling extra nice, I’ll throw in some mini chocolate chips to make my kids chocolate chip pancakes. I’m super mom after that!

So if you are looking for a truly DELICIOUS breakfast, look no further than these pancakes.


  1. Oh my goodness, do you think you could have added just ONE more picture of those decadent looking pancakes so the drool could REALLY get going here?! We love to do pancakes on Sunday after church, and the shapes are always fun! What a great way to make memories!


  2. I need to try this recipe - the one we make is a knock off of IHOP - and they are very good, but it is hard to keep buttermilk in the fridge all the time, it seems to always go bad before we use it all. Thanks for the recipe, I will give it a try!

    1. We also have the knock off Banana nut pancakes, they are super tasty too!

  3. Tam I am so glad you posted this today... I have been looking for a recipe to make this weekend. You rock! Can't wait to try them. I just pinned this recipe!

  4. Love chocolate chip pancakes- my mom used to make them for me when I was little! You are such a great momma for making them for your little ones!

  5. I think I will have to try these this weekend. Yum! I too love the Buttermilk Caramel Syrup from Our Best Bites, but I have been using it with waffles. I love that it combines the butter and syrup in one, making it perfect for all those little waffle holes.

  6. Those look SO good. I'm dying over here. Jeeez.

  7. Those pancakes look delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

  8. Wow -- I'm not even hungry and these look delicious! I'll have to give them a try very soon!

  9. Boy am I hungry now!! And that syrup looks so yummy...recipe???

  10. These look super yummy Tam! I can tell by looking at the recipe why they're so yummy, they have way more sugar than any pancake recipe I've ever seen. I bet they even taste pretty good without syrup. I'll have to give 'em a try!

  11. I'm always looking for tasty breakfast dishes, so I can't wait to make your grandmaS pancakes. Thanks!

  12. This is what I call a "midwestern pancake." Not saying there's anything wrong with them, but all I tasted in the first batch was a mouthful of granulated sugar.

    I cut the sugar by 75%, oil by 75% and raised the baking powder a bit, then substituted half the white flour for whole wheat to give some density to the volume, then added a little Bailey's+vanilla and they were good to go for me. The fluffiness is as advertized.


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