Pancakes Two Ways

On Sunday I realized I had too much buttermilk and not enough eggs, so I decided to make everyone pancakes. For the rest of the family I made the pancake recipe I adapted from The New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne. This is a good basic cookbook with straightforward gourmet recipes, but it won’t teach you how to cook, nor will it teach you much about food. (For that I recommend The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer.)

Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes
1 C all-purpose flour
3/4 C whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 C buckwheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 C buttermilk
2 eggs
2 T melted butter

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter.

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Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

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Gather liquid ingredients.

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Lightly beat eggs.

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Add remaining liquid ingredients and beat together.

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Add liquid ingredients to dry and mix with a few swift strokes until just combined. Over mixing will result in heavy, tough pancakes.

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Fry pancakes in the hot skillet in butter.

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Pancakes are ready to flip when the surface bubbles.

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Blueberries are a tasty addition.

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Blueberry pancakes are ready!

I found a low-carb almond flour pancake recipe for myself. I substituted buttermilk for the water, but if you don’t do dairy, I’m sure they would still taste great without it. I used a dash of stevia for the sweetener.

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I mixed all the ingredients together in one bowl.

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The batter held together well and even bubbled like regular pancakes.

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Almond flour pancakes are ready!

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Dora likes plain pancakes.

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Jewel likes blueberries and was too hungry to wait!
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I ate my pancakes topped with raspberries and blackberries. Jewel tried one of the almond flour pancakes and said that she thought she liked it better than regular pancakes!

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2 Responses to Pancakes Two Ways

  1. Granny says:

    Would love to try the almond flour pancakes, sounds way too interesting.

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