Matt’s Pancakes

Classic, Fluffy, Buttermilk Pancakes via Brittany's Pantry - I use this recipe for breakfast and brunch, but also use it as my base mix to add all kinds of fun things to!Ah, pancakes.  Now you may not be too excited about this, but we eat a lot of pancakes in our house.  The other day we had breakfast for dinner; pancakes, sausage, eggs over easy, and sweet potato hash.  I make big batches and then freeze them for quick breakfasts for my kids.  They probably have these pancakes 2 or 3 times a week.  I went through a faze about a year ago and tried at least a dozen different recipes for pancakes.  Oatmeal pancakes, blueberry corn cakes, gingerbread pancakes, banana sour cream pancakes…phew!  You name it I tried it.  I threw away the ones that weren’t great, kept the ones that were good, and tweaked those that needed it.  This recipe is the basic one I use for everyday.  Easy to vary, its the perfect jumping off point if you want to add blueberries, chopped nuts, chunks of banana, raisins, etc.  I call them Matt’s Pancakes because the original recipe came from my brother-in-law.  He says the recipe is the same as the one on the back of the powdered buttermilk container-a recipe his family has been using for years-just with real buttermilk added.   I have changed it quite a bit to make it healthier and a little faster.  I’ll include both versions here so you can try them both.  Either way, it is one of my basic, everyday, go-to recipes.  And who doesn’t like pancakes?

Matt’s Pancakes (and mine)
Everythng in italics are my adjustments.  Make them either way you like!

2 c flour (1 c white flour 1 c white whole wheat flour)
2 T sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Combine all dry ingredients.  Mix separately and add:
4 T melted butter (1/4 c canola oil)
2 c low fat buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Carefully mix wet ing. into dry just until combined.  DO NOT OVER MIX!  There should be a few lumps in the batter.
Note:  Add 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/2 c raisins for variation.  Use your imagination or whatever your family likes.