How To Make The Fluffiest Pancakes! Phoebe and Madeline made these pancakes live. I have to say they are so delicious and fluffy indeed! Don’t skip the letting the batter sit at room temp for 15-30 minutes. If you make them, let us know what you think!
How Much I Love My Children
As most of you know, we recently just got a new puppy. We also just moved into a brand new house and got lots of new furniture. A lot of you have asked me why now? Why did we get a puppy? Some of you even called me crazy; which I kind of agree with.
If you’re here the pancakes, jump down to the recipe below.
Why We Got The Puppy
About five years ago, my kids were begging to get a puppy. My answer was always no. I was busy, working, and frankly, I didn’t want a dog, nor did I have time for one. Especially a puppy. The begging continued and so we got a cat, Cinnamon. We adopted Cinnamon from the Dane County Humane Society. We were there looking at all the cats and we come to a very large and dirty cat, who they had just rescued in Middleton, Wisconsin. Because of the cat’s size, the humane society had named the cat Big Daddy. Madeline sees Big Daddy and says, “That one! I want that one!”
So, we brought Cinnamon home and the rest is history.
Fast forward to last year, 2020. 2020 was a very hard year for everyone. We had just moved to PA, we were quarantined in our apartment and my kids had no in-person interaction with other kids, other than online school, where they saw their peers through virtual school from their iPads. The boredom and loneliness set it.
The only things that got my kids through the quarantine months were: TikTok, I’m not afraid to admit that, I think they actually got quite creative with their videos, playing around in the kitchen and each other. Their friendship grew. Seeing Phoebe and Madeline’s friendship and bond grow was so sweet.
Obligatory pancakes and syrup pouring video.
The Puppy Conversation
It started with Madeline, and was probably more Madeline than Phoebe. . but soon after that, the puppy conversation started. Can we get a puppy? Cinnamon needs a friend. We need a furry friend. Madeline also wrote an essay on why they wanted a puppy and what she and her sister would be responsible for. To the best of my ability, I made sure they understood everything that would need to be done: potty training, walks, baths and everything else.
And I said no. Again. For the millionth time. But then they started to break me. Maybe it was thinking about the special friendship and companionship my daughters would have with a puppy or maybe it was thinking Cinnamon would like having a friend . . at the end of it all, it was because I love my daughters (and I’m a big sucker) and if this was something they still wanted after several years, I thought ok, we’ll do it. I still don’t know what I got myself into and I am completely and utterly exhausted but we are going to make it work. Coco really is a good puppy and she is loved.
My daughters got up at 5:15am yesterday so I could sleep in and they made me pancakes. They were good but according to Madeline, they weren’t great. So, I suggested buttermilk pancakes, so we made these.
If you have a puppy, dog and pet story you’d like to share, please leave a comment down below.
How To Make The Fluffiest Pancakes: The Recipe
The Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes
- cast iron skillet or pan
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter melted + more for cooking
- 2 large eggs whites and yolks separated
- maple syrup for serving
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and whisk to combine. In a separate medium bowl, add the buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter, and egg yolks and whisk to combine.
- Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and gently fold with a rubber spatula until just combined. Add the egg whites and fold until just combined. Be sure not to over mix. Some lumps are okay.
- Let the batter rest for 15-30 minutes at room temperature.
- Add a tablespoon of butter (more if desired) to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium low heat. Once the butter has melted and is bubbling, reduce the heat to medium-low and add ⅓ cup of the pancake batter to the pan. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start to appear on the surface, or the exterior of the pancakes. Using a spatula, flip the pancake over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining pancake batter until finished. Serve the pancakes with butter and some maple syrup. Enjoy!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this might be the best buttermilk pancake recipe ever! Everyone probably needs to know How To Make The Fluffiest Pancakes!! This recipe is from Tasty.com. We just added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Enjoy!