Pancake Throwdown

Did anyone teach their husband how to beat egg whites last week in honor of the Waffle Throwdown?

I’m here to tell you ladies, a few cooking lessons will benefit you in the long run! But if beating egg whites and waffle-making is too advanced, anyone – and I do mean anyone – can make great pancakes!

I thought my friend Ann was kidding when she said she had never made pancakes with anything except Bisquick.

I’ve only learned recently that people actually make pancakes with Bisquick. No offense to Bisquick but those are some nasty pancakes.

I posted Our Favorite Pancakes way back in May which happens to be an IHOP copycat recipe.

When Ann said she made them for dinner one night and couldn’t believe how good they were, PhilBillPaul said she really needs to try another one of our favorite pancake recipes.

Shortly after, Leigh Anne had posted the Overnight Waffle Recipe and this is when I realized we were keeping some great recipes to ourselves and I should be more forthcoming.

Here is a recipe for some delicious buttermilk pancakes. If you don’t know this little tip and I’ll about sharing – if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can put 1 Tbsp of lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup and then add regular milk to the 1 cup line. Let sit for 5 minutes and you have a decent buttermilk substitution.

Oh, and one more great tip:

I highly recommend buying one of those long electric griddles if you don’t already have one because they really make cooking pancakes much more efficient!

59 Diner Pancakes

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-3/4 C flour
  • 2-1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Combine liquid ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Mix until smooth. Let batter rest for 10 minutes. Cook on a preheated, lightly greased griddle for 1 minute. Sprinkle fresh blueberries, pecans, chocolate chips, bananas or strawberries on uncooked side. Turn pancakes and finish cooking. Makes about 10 pancakes.

For some reason I think we got this recipe from Parade Magazine many years ago…

We PhilBillPaul always doubles this recipe.

Try them and tell me what you think. And please do share any great pancake recipes you have in the comment box – I just don’t think you can have too many “personally-endorsed by friends” recipes on hand!

We have breakfast for dinner at least once a week and Sunday Brunch too so we have lots of opportunities to try different recipes!



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  1. 1
    Leigh Anne says:

    Thanks for the recipe – can’t wait to try it. If you don’t have lemon juice on hand you can also use vinegar in the same way to make Buttermilk!

  2. 2
    julieann says:

    Since there’s little chance of any of you stopping in for brunch at my place in northern California I think I can contribute a recipe. I have very limited cooking skills, so I don’t share lightly!
    1 C. all-purpose flour, sifted (it really is best to sift it even if it’s presifted)
    1 TBSP sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
    4 eggs
    1 C. milk (I use skim and it’s tasty, so any type should work)
    4 TBSP butter (the real stuff)
    powdered sugar for garnish

    Preheat oven to 425 and heat two 9″ cast iron skillets in it (heavy cake pans will also work). Mix flour, sugar, and salt. Add milk and eggs and blend only until well-combined (or they will get tough). Take skillets from oven, add two TBSP of butter to each and swirl around to thickly coat the pan. Divide batter between pans, pouring it in quickly and then immediately returning the pans to the oven. Bake about 25 minutes until they puff up and become brown. Cut into halves or thirds, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve immediately. Will serve 4-6 if you also have sidedishes (fruitcup, ham, bacon). Nutritional info available, but would probably ruin your enthusiasm for trying it.

  3. 3
    Melinda says:

    Sorry, Sherra, you know I cook just about as much as you do, lol! I’ll pass along this recipe to my girls though, they do make pancakes – just Bisquick so far though. I’m sure they’ll appreciate this.
    Wish I would have gotten it sooner, I’d have made sure it was included in the Multiples Cookbook! They are finally doing one. It’s on sale now for $10. Pre-orders, should arrive early December.

  4. 4
    Sherra says:

    Melinda » Hey now, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I COOK!!!

    Challenge your girls to branch out from the Bisquick – they’ll be glad they did 😉

  5. 5
    Sherra says:

    julieann » We had this for dinner last week with crispy bacon. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing – PBP really appreciates new recipes to try 🙂


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