These “better than Trader Joe’s” buttermilk pancakes rise up high, are light and fluffly, and best of all, taste marvelous. They’re quick and easy to make, too.
I’ve finally made pancakes which my daughter thinks are better than Trader Joe’s Pancake mix and that’s really something!
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My daughter is a pancake lover; however her favorites weren’t my homemade pancakes, but a boxed mix from Trader Joe’s, which, as you can very well imagine, made me quite sad. She doesn’t like my Lemon Soufflé Pancakes, because she doesn’t like the lemon in them (not to mention, I can’t whip those up before she goes to school on weekday mornings.)
I cannot tell you how many batches of pancakes I’ve made, and different recipes I’ve tried. None of the recipes passed her “test,” until I came up with my own version. It’s a basic buttermilk pancake recipe, but some criteria had to be met:
The pancakes had to:
1. be light and fluffy
2. rise up nicely
3. be quick enough to make on a school morning when she’s out the door at 7 a.m.
4. most importantly, taste fabulous
I’ve made these many times now, and each time they came out perfectly, but most importantly, they always pass my daughter’s “better than Trader Joe’s” test!
(If you don’t have buttermilk, you can mix a little lemon juice in with milk, but it’s not exactly the same. I always have buttermilk in my fridge because it makes everything rise so much better! I use it in cakes, scones, pancakes, waffles, etc.)
Christina’s Better Than Trader Joe’s’
- baking powder
- olive oil
- melted butter
Heat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium to medium high heat.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl and make a well in the center. Next, mix the rest of the ingredients together in a measuring jar, then pour into the dry ingredients.
Whisk all the ingredients together, but do not overmix, or the pancakes will be tough (it’s okay to see a few lumps).
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto hot griddle or pan to make 2 or 3 pancakes.
When bubbles start to form and pop, flip the pancakes with a turner, and continue to cook until the pancakes rise nicely and are golden brown on both sides. Adjust the heat accordingly, if necessary.
Serve these buttermilk pancakes immediately with real maple syrup, fruit syrup, honey and/or fruit.
Can’t you just taste these light and fluffy beauties?
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Christina's “Better than Trader Joe's” Buttermilk Pancakes
Very light and fluffy pancakes which are quick and easy to make.
- 1 cup (140 g) flour
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 8 oz (235 ml) buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp light olive oil
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- Heat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium to medium high heat.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl and make a well in the center.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a measuring jar, then pour into the dry ingredients.
- Whisk all the ingredients together, but do not overmix, or the pancakes will be tough (it’s okay to see a few lumps.) Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto hot griddle or pan, to make 2 or 3 pancakes.When bubbles start to form and pop, flip the pancakes with a turner, and continue to cook until the pancakes rise nicely and are golden brown on both sides, adjusting the heat accordingly, if necessary.
- Serve immediately with real maple syrup, fruit syrup, honey and/or fruit.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 216Total Fat: 12gCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 5g
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Just made these this morning and they were delicious, my 7 year old had 3 cos they were so yummy!
Awwww, that’s the best review, EVER!! Thank you, Kate and please thank your 7 year old for me too!! :)
Have made these for my son this morning. His response …. “amazing, best pancakes ever!”
Safe to say I will be making again 😀
Woo hoo! Love that response! Thank you SO much for letting me know, Rebecca! I appreciate it! Happy New Year!
As it happens, I had some leftover butter milk when I came across this recipe. Normally I make crepes, but I’ve always wanted to make the fluffier kind. Had them for breakfast, with strawberries and maple syrup and I must say: phenomenal! Light, fluffy and tasty. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Oh that’s wonderful, Anne! I do love the other crepe pancakes, too, but these are nice for a change. My family does enjoy them much more often than I do, though. Glad you tried it out. :) Christina
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Best from scratch pancake recipe that I have ever made– and I’ve tried a bunch. Love this recipe! Thank you Christina.
Yippee!! Thank you, Dana! So glad you tried it and loved it! Hope to see you, soon! It’s been way too long!
Can I ask the type of flour used ? Am in UK thank you in advance
Hi Debra, just plain flour will work. Enjoy! CC
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