We all know it well, the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning. The micromanaging of small children to ensure they are ready for school on time. School day breakfasts are always a struggle in our house as the simple choices like toast or cereal are starting to become boring.
On the weekend, we like to welcome the slow and steady pace and enjoy some time together as a family. My boys know that a weekend morning means that are they are in for a treat when it comes to breakfast and I receive lots of requests for pancakes.
What I love about making pancakes is that it is a simple enough task that little hands can get involved so it is a nice family fun activity to start the day.
Here is our go to recipe for a from scratch buttermilk pancake that is very simple and easy to make.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup Buttermilk or homogenized milk
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup flour
Preheat frying pan over medium heat with oil.
In a small bowl add egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
Mix well with a whisk.
In a large bowl add dry ingredients and stir together.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk well.
Using a 1/4 measuring cup scoop out the mix into the frying pan.
Add any topping of your choice, in our house we usually add chocolate chips or blueberries.
Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble and become hard along the sides.
After a few more minutes they will be ready to serve.
We like to have our pancakes with fresh sliced strawberries, whipping cream and maple syrup.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 6 – 8 pancakes