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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I made this into gluten free waffles!
The recipe I used was:
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup teff flour
1/8 tsp. Himalayan pink Salt
2 Tbs. Monk Fruit In the Raw
1 c. Nancy’s Plain lowfat yogurt
1 Tbs. Chia seeds mixed with 3 Tbs. Water soaked for a few minutes to create a Chia “egg”
2 Tbs. Water
2 Tbs. Olive oil
1 Tbs. Coconut oil
I put about 3/4 c. of mix into greased waffle maker and cooked for 3 minutes.
This tastes delicious with yogurt, blueberries, nut butter, honey, and a bit of hemp seeds sprinkled on top! Enjoy!
Oh and don’t forget the 1.5 tsp of baking powder like I forgot to type in the instructions! 😮🤓
That’s wonderful, Christina! So glad you experimented and it worked so well! I’m sure others will enjoy this, too! :) CC
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