It’s the second full week of classes, and I couldn’t be more stressed. Huge papers are being demanded to be written, my senior recital is rapidly approaching, and to top it off, I caught some kind of viral cough that my doctor says I just have to wait out.
So naturally I decided to take a mental health break over the weekend (read: procrastination break) to make my FAVORITE pancakes.
I’ve long loved pancakes, and if this photo of me in my happy place at the Pancake Pantry in Nashville doesn’t prove it to you, I don’t know what else would.
Even if you could get to the Pancake Pantry easily, I’ve got to say… these pancakes are so good they’ll make you think twice about if you want to wait in the 30+ minute line… or just make your own in half the amount of time. As my roommate exclaimed when I invited her to eat with me, “these pancakes are so fluffy, I could sleep on them!” Now, I’m pretty sure she could sleep anywhere (it’s a little amazing to witness), but she has a point about these pancakes.
The recipe for them comes from the same book as the Rosemary Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins I posted a while back, and if I haven’t already said it, you need to get this book if you love muffins, pancakes, waffles, or scones. If you have leftover buttermilk, you’ve got to try your hand at those muffins! 🙂
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
- ½ cup 2% milk
- 1 large whole egg
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together wet ingredients
- Pour the wet ingredients into the large dry-ingredient bowl and whisk together until the batter is smooth.
- Spoon ⅓ cup of the batter onto a griddle or greased skillet. Flip pancake when bubbles begin to form on the top and the edges begin to brown. Pancakes should be golden brown
Poco a poco
let’s be real– you don’t need step by step directions! Believe in yourself! Just make sure to mix the wet ingredients separately from the dry and you’re set to go. 🙂
Nothing says a great day in store for you like some vocal jazz music alongside a stack of piping hot pancakes. I’ve recently rediscovered Dinah Washington and well, it’s like falling in love all over again. Here’s to “Easy Living.”