Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Stew and I went to a Christmas party last night. Needless to say, there was tons of food! I swore I was going to eat a nice light breakfast today. But sometimes, you just can’t resist the urge for good old fashioned buttermilk pancakes, especially on a Sunday morning! I had some buttermilk left over that I needed to use, so it worked out perfectly! Stew was on table duty, while I worked on the pancakes. These are truly the best buttermilk pancakes EVER!

I perfected the art of pancake making at an early age. I like to use cooking spray instead of butter because it makes a nice even golden color. I get the pan to medium and do a little test droplet to make sure the pan is not too hot so the pancakes cook on the inside and don’t get too crispy on the outside. Once they start to get a few bubbles, it’s time to flip! While I make the next batch, I put the pancakes on a sheet pan in the oven at 200 degrees just to keep them warm. Usually, we like to mix it up by adding fruit to the batter, but this morning we decided to use homemade cranberry butter! It was the perfect addition to these light and fluffy pillows of perfection!

Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Makes 8-10 pancakes

½ stick of butter melted
1 cup of buttermilk
1/3 cup club soda
1 large egg
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 ½ cup flour
½ tsp salt

Melt the butter and let cool. In a medium bowl, sift together baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt. Once the butter is cooled, mix butter with buttermilk, club soda, egg and sugar in a large bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined. Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Spray the griddle with cooking spray. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle. Use approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Cranberry Butter

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
½ cup cran-apple relish

This is the perfect use of leftover cranberry sauce from holidays! Just mix the left over cranberry sauce/relish with a stick of softened butter in the food processor! Scoop it into a pretty bowl using a large ice cream scoop. So easy!

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