My dad is the pancake man! Growing up we always looked forward to the weekends because that meant dad would make us breakfast. This is his go to recipe and the pancakes are so light and fluffy and delicious!
My daughter begged me to make these last weekend and who was I to disappoint her? However, halfway through I realized my griddle broke about a month or so ago so I had to use a pan on the stove. I really recommend using a griddle. You'll be pouring and flipping for a long time. LOL
Feel free to add whatever berries you want to this, if you want berries at all. I had some blueberries in the freezer and used those. Raspberries are really good in this recipe, as are bacon bits, or apples! Yummy!
In a large bowl, put 2 cups flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups buttermilk and 2 eggs.
Pour the wet into the dry and mix until all the lumps are gone.
If it's too thick, add a litle more buttermilk. You don't want it too thin otherwise your pancakes will be paper thin.
At this point, add berries if you're using them.
Use a measuring cup or ladle to scoop the batter. Put a large scoop on the griddle or pan.
When you see air bubbles breaking all over the pancake, you will know it's time to flip!
Carefully flip the pancake over. Let it cook on the other side. This should take about 3 minutes per side. If your griddle or pan is too hot, you are going to have gooey centers that are YUCKY! So make sure you're not cooking these on too high of heat.
Pull from the griddle when both sides are nice and golden. Hold in a 200* oven until all pancakes are made.
Growing up, we never bought storebought syrup. We always made it. I really can't have it any other way now. It's really easy to make homemade syrup.
Put 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan.
Turn the burner onto medium low. You want to dissolve the sugar.
When the syrup loses it's cloudiness and the sugar crystals have dissolved, you want to add some mapeline, or maple flavoring. About 2 teaspoons.
Mapleine can be found down the spice aisle of your grocery store. A big bottle like this goes a long way.
When the syrup and pancakes are ready, it's time to dig in!
Serve hot with lots of butter. Now you can have delicious, fluffy buttermilk pancakes at home! Treat your kids tomorrow morning. :)