Old-Fashioned Pancakes: A Classic Breakfast Staple
Start your day with a touch of nostalgia by whipping up a batch of Old-Fashioned Pancakes. These classic pancakes, known for their fluffy texture and irresistible buttery flavor, have been a beloved breakfast tradition for generations. Whether you’re making them for a leisurely weekend brunch or a quick weekday breakfast, there’s something comforting about the simplicity of homemade pancakes. So, let’s dust off your griddle and embark on a journey to create the perfect stack of fluffy, golden-brown pancakes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Additional melted butter for cooking
- Maple syrup and your favorite toppings, for serving
Prepare the Batter:
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, whole milk, large egg, melted unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract. Whisk until the wet ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Stir the mixture gently with a wooden spoon or a spatula until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few small lumps.
Heat the Griddle or Pan: 5. Preheat a griddle or a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. You can test if it’s ready by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the surface; if they sizzle and evaporate, it’s hot enough.
Cook the Pancakes: 6. Brush the hot griddle or skillet with a little melted butter to prevent sticking.
- Pour 1/4 cup portions of the pancake batter onto the cooking surface, spacing them a few inches apart. This allows room for the pancakes to spread as they cook.
- Cook until you see bubbles forming on the surface of the pancakes and the edges appear set, usually about 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully flip each pancake using a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer the cooked pancakes to a warm plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes. Repeat the process, adding more melted butter to the griddle or skillet as needed.
Serve and Enjoy: 11. Stack the Old-Fashioned Pancakes on serving plates.
- Top with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and any other favorite toppings you desire, such as fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dollop of whipped cream.
- Serve your classic pancakes immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy!
- For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of ground cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg to the dry ingredients.
- If you prefer thinner pancakes, you can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding a little more milk.
- To keep pancakes warm while cooking a large batch, preheat your oven to its lowest setting (usually around 200°F or 95°C) and place the cooked pancakes on an oven-safe plate or baking sheet inside until ready to serve.
Old-Fashioned Pancakes are a timeless breakfast delight that brings a sense of comfort and nostalgia to your morning routine. With their fluffy texture, buttery taste, and endless topping possibilities, they are the quintessential breakfast treat. Whether you enjoy them as a simple stack with maple syrup or get creative with your favorite toppings, these classic pancakes are sure to brighten your day. So, grab your spatula and flip up a batch for a delicious start to your day!