Saturday, January 28, 2012

Perfect Every Time Pancakes

Saturday mornings are for pancakes.

Mostly every saturday morning, when my husband is home, we have a lazy morning in our jammies. I put on a pot of coffee, start the breakfast..... and It's lovely.

But it didn't always used to be that way. It's only recently that me and pancakes have become friends. Well, I should clarify- me and pancakes have always been friends. Me and pancake making have not. So pancake making was always my husbands job...Except they had to be from a box. But I didn't care, cause at lease someone was making me breakfast, they were fluffy and yummy and filled my tummy, and he always put chocolate chips in them.
I just try to not think about the bad stuff in the mix that I'm eating. It figures too, cause his fav pancake mix is the cheapest, baddest, most bleached kind.

One day I decided enough was enough. This was stupid. I can't make a pancake??? They would always come out waaaay too heavy and thick (more like a dense bread) or they would be floppy. Neither one of those is satisfactory when my tummy desires fluffy goodness.So I set out on a quest, to find the best pancake recipe not from a box. I was NOT going to let pancakes get the best of me.

I came across a recipe that made me curious cause it has white vinegar in it and I remember hearing somewhere that vinegar would make them fluffier and give them a diner-like taste/fluffiness. I gave it a shot, and behold: The best, perfect EVERY time pancake you ever had!
No joking here.

This recipe makes quite a few pancakes, but they are so good, we end up eating most of them, and the left overs I freeze for a quick breakfast!

Perfectly Fluffy Pancakes
Makes 8-12 pancakes (depending on size)

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk (I use Almond 35 Unsweetened,but any kind works!)
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 2 Cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • Chocolate chips, Blueberries, or whatever else you want/like in your pancakes!
In a glass measuring cup, measure your milk and add the vinegar- let sit for 5 minutes.

Combine Flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Mix melted Butter and eggs.
Add butter mixture to milk mixture, then add that mixture to your dry ingredients.

Whisk until lumps are gone.

Feed your child with crazy morning hair a blood orange for the first time. 
 (Note: those are not my hands or hairy arms)

Then, heat a large skillet over low-medium, and coat well with cooking spray. 
Pour batter 1/4 cup at a time into hot skillet.

Add yummy things like blueberries or chocolate chips.

Flip Pancake when little bubbles appear on the surface - this should only take a minute to happen.

Re-spray skillet in between pancakes.

Perfect! Enjoy your new, favorite ever pancakes :)


  1. These are very goooood! Definitely will be my go to pancake recipe =P

  2. I wanted to make these, but I don't have a cute baby with crazy hair to whom I can feed blood oranges. sigh.