Mom’s Buttermilk Pancakes are famous in our family! Fluffy and delicious, they take me right back to my childhood. Real simple ingredients, topped with butter and maple syrup, still a kid favorite!
Mom’s Famous Pancakes
My mom is a fabulous cook, and as follows, my childhood was delicious! Her Spaghetti alone makes her famous in our family, but her pancakes take me right back to the simple days of being a kid. I remember sleepovers at my cousin’s house, and my aunt making us Bisquick pancakes. Topped with margarine (remember when people ate margarine??) and Aunt Jemima syrup. I actually loved those too! But, my mom never jumped on the margarine bandwagon, or the Bisquick one. Sleepovers at our house always ended with real buttermilk pancakes, a big pat of real butter and in those days probably not real maple syrup, although I know my mom has since upgraded to the real stuff from a tree!
Instructions and Substitutions
When I asked her where this magnificent, world famous buttermilk pancake recipe of hers came from, she admitted it was off the side of the buttermilk carton 30 years ago! How very Wisconsin of her, and how very 80’s of her. Gotta love her for that!
Just 8 simple ingredients, whisk them together and ladle onto your hot griddle. Now I can’t help but always want to make recipes a touch healthier. So, I occasionally sub part of the flour for almond flour, maybe a 1/3 to a 1/2 cup. You can also swap the vegetable oil for coconut oil. We like to add blueberries too, frozen work great!
I always serve them with real maple syrup, a side of fruit or a smoothie, and a hot cup of coffee on a Saturday morning. My kid’s love them as much as I used to, thanks for this one mom!
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Mom's Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 c buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 2 T sugar (I use a little less these days, maybe 1T)
- 1 t baking powder
- ½ t baking soda
- ¼ t salt
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 1⅓ c flour
- Whisk together all ingredients except flour, whisk flour in last, do not over mix, can be a little lumpy
- Cook pancakes on a preheated griddle or a non stick skillet, buttered or oiled if necessary
- Flip when bubbles appear, done when lightly golden on each side
- Serve with maple syrup and fruit