My sister in law is always quick to tell you she doesn’t cook, but she doesn’t need to. Her husband, my brother, is masterful in the kitchen and bakes cookies, cakes and desserts even more often than yours truly. We all laugh because his wife does all the shopping and is the sous chef, but he gets the credit for the final product.
Shelli invited a few women to visit their mountain house for the weekend. Everyone knows she doesn’t cook so she decided to surprise her friends with breakfast and wanted to know if I had a basic pancake recipe.
Of course I did! She wowed everyone by making a batch of these pancakes, adding a lot of fresh blueberries to the batter and serving them with a side of chicken sausage.
Of course she can cook!! And so can you… This is a beginner recipe that will delight just about anyone. And it’s a lovely waffle mix as well!
Homemade Pancake & Waffle Mix
Dry Ingredients (can make ahead)-serves 6
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp soda
- 2 pinches salt
When ready to make them, add the following to the dry ingredients:
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2/3 cup skim or 2% milk
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Fresh berries (optional)
Whisk together dry ingredients. If you want – you can keep this mixture in an airtight container or Ziploc bag which you can save for up to six months!
Add milk, oil and eggs to the dry mix and add more milk if you desire a thinner pancake. Add 3 cups blueberries or blackberries if they are in season and you are a berry lover.
Heat a skillet or griddle until hot, wipe with some oil and let that heat then ladle large or small pancakes onto the skillet. Once a lot of bubbles form, flip the pancakes gently and let them continue cooking on the second side for two minutes or until finished.
Once cooked, I usually keep there on a plate covered with foil or in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes.
Serve with fresh pure maple syrup, berries and yogurt or homemade jam and butter.
If you have a small household, you can make half this recipe-around 12- 3 inch wide pancakes.