10 min. 15 min.
I have a fondness for pancakes that began in childhood when my mom used to make pancakes in the shape of my initials or Mickey Mouse. When I came across JimsPancakes.com a few years ago, I fell in love with his pancake tribute to his daughter. If you aren’t familiar with Jim, you have to check out his gallery. He has even used a Bundt pan to make a 3-D Carosel Pancake!
- 1 C all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 C buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste.
1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together in medium bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and oil/butter.
3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Batter should have lumps in it. Do not beat until smooth as this will overmix the batter.
4. Turn stove burner onto medium heat. Lightly grease pan or skillet with a teaspoon of melted butter/oil or a baking spray like Pam.
5. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto heated pan/skillet. Use the backside of the measuring cup to help even out the batter into a nice circle.
6. Cook until bubbles begin to form on surface of the pancake, about two minutes. Then, using a spatula, flip the pancake onto the other side. Cook another 2 minutes, or until the pancake is golden brown.
- **Tip: If you are making multiple pancakes, you can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven until all the pancakes are finished**
7. Serve pancakes warm, with a pat of butter. Like maple syrup, but some like fresh preserves as well.
Recipe makes about 5-6 pancakes 4.5”inch diameter pancakes. It also makes about 4 giant pancakes (the size of my sauté pan)
Bacon Tip: I like pancakes with bacon. It’s the salty-and-sweet combination that I love.
An easy way to make bacon is to bake in the oven.
1.) Place bacon on a cookie sheet. You can line the sheet with parchment paper if you want, or even bake on a cooling rack.
2.) Bake in oven at 375 degree for about 18 minutes.
3. Remove from oven and be careful not to spill the grease. Remove bacon and place on a paper towel-lined plate or a cooling rack until ready to eat.