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Weekend Pancakes

When it’s the weekend and time for a lazy morning at home, make these pancakes! It’s really just a tiny amount more work then a box mix and they are sooo delicious! Plus, there’s just something fun about making them from scratch. These recipe makes a lot, so you can freeze the extras for a busy weekday morning.

I always use my griddle and can fit 6-8 pancakes on at a time.
I always use my griddle and can fit 6-8 pancakes on at a time.
Just missing the butter and syrup!
Just missing the butter and syrup!

 

Weekend Pancakes
Author: Kate Wagner
Serves: 28 pancakes
Think of this as a pancake foundation recipe. Go ahead and add blueberries, cinnamon, whatever your family loves. My crew happens to like them pretty basic. Happy cooking!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups Buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup Milk (I use skim)
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 6 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • Vegetable spray for cooking (I use canola)
Instructions
  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour buttermilk and milk into a small bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  4. Separate the eggs, adding the egg whites to the milk mixture and the egg yolks to the melted butter. (see note)
  5. Whisk egg whites into the milk mixture. Add honey to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
  6. Add milk and butter mixtures to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined (see note).
  7. Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with canola oil.
  8. When your griddle is hot (you can test by dropping a tiny bit of batter onto the hot surface), pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle to form 3-inch pancakes. Be careful not to crowd them too closely, it makes in hard to flip them.
  9. Flip when the top surface starts to bubble, 2-3 minutes. Then cook until the other side is browned, 1-2 minutes more.
  10. Spray the griddle before starting the next batch.
Notes
[b]Why separate the egg?[/b] After doing lots of testing and research, I came to the conclusion that this little extra step really makes a big difference. The pancakes are so much more tender and airy.[br][b]Only mix your batter until it is just combined.[/b] Why? Because overmixing develops the gluten and the result is a tougher pancake.

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