(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes | Once Upon a Recipe

Well, hello beautiful!

I mean, is that a beautiful stack of pancakes or what?

I have enjoyed these pancakes twice in the last month – once when I was incredibly hung over and another time when I was not even a little bit hung over. They tasted equally fantastic both of those times. However, if there’s one thing I’ve come to learn in my thirties, it’s that having more than a couple of drinks in one evening is just not worth the pain that follows the next day. And tequila shots are never a good idea. Even if they seem like a good idea at the time, they are not a good idea. Put down the tequila!

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes | Once Upon a Recipe

Hangovers aside, these buttermilk pancakes really are the way to make your weekend magical. Imagine yourself slowly waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, at your own pace, and not to the annoying ring of an alarm. You’re still in your pyjamas. You put on some good tunes, start the coffee. And as it brews, the smell of coffee and magic and rainbows fills the air, and you start to gather the ingredients to make the fluffiest, most tender pancakes you’ve ever made. The recipe is simple – chances are you’ve got everything you need already sitting in your fridge and cupboards. The batter comes together easily, and soon enough you’re spooning it into a hot frying pan, and its sweet aroma is enough to wake the others in the house (furry others included). And before you know it, you’re settling down to enjoy a stack of hot buttermilk pancakes, swimming in butter and maple syrup. Life is good.

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes | Once Upon a Recipe

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes | Once Upon a Recipe

In case you haven’t been counting down to the weekend like I have, I’m here to let you know that we’ve only got one more day to go before these pancake dreams can become a reality!

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes (adapted from The Food Lab by Kenji Lopez-Alt)

The trick to making these pancakes tender and fluffy is to whisk the egg whites separately and then fold into the pancake mixture. It’s a quick and easy step that makes a big difference. These pancakes reheat well – just store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within a couple of days. Makes about 10 large pancakes. 

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 TBSP. sugar

2 eggs, separated

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt

1 tsp. vanilla

4 TBSP. unsalted butter, melted

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Slowly add the melted butter while whisking. Gently fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and fold until just combined (do not overmix). The batter will be thick and lumpy.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 1/2 cup of batter into the skillet and gently spread out evenly. Allow to cook until small bubbles start to appear on the top and the bottoms are golden brown (about 2 minutes). Gently flip over and cook the other side until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Serve the pancakes immediately with butter and maple syrup.

(The Best) Buttermilk Pancakes | Once Upon a Recipe

Weekend Favorites

Weekend Favorites

Hi friends!

Happy weekend! It’s a long weekend around these parts, and I am so excited to have an extra day to relax and enjoy. I have a few new recipes that I’m hoping to make and photograph to share with you in the next couple of weeks.

I’m also going to try a little something new around here. A few of my fellow bloggers have started doing weekly posts to share their favorite finds from around the web, chat about what they’re loving lately, and so on. I find these kinds of posts really fun to read and thought I might give it a shot myself. At this point I don’t plan on making it a weekly feature, but rather something that I will try to do once a month.

So with that said, here are some of favorite finds from around the Internets lately! Have a fantastic weekend!

  • With this little bit of extra time on my hands this weekend, I am going to use my not-at-all-new-but-barely-used-doughnut-pan to make these. I have a very good feeling about this.
  • I read this post about love a while ago, and well, I loved it. Very well said, Emma.
  • You must watch this video. OMG, beyond hilarious. The road goes both ways, boys!
  • I had big plans to travel to Italy this Spring. For financial + other reasons, I’ve had to postpone those plans for the time being. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to blow this popsicle stand for a couple of weeks in the near future. I just booked a trip friends! Guess where I’m going? Hint: I just ordered 3 new bikinis. And I’m gonna get lei’d.
  • So how about that meteoroid that broke up over Russia on Friday? What the? Apparently it was too small to be detected in advance (150 feet in diameter), and NASA limits its watch to objects larger than 140 meters in diameter, as that is the size deemed to have the ability to be “regionally devastating.” Does anyone else find this a bit disconcerting?
  • I want to stick my face in this. And these. And this. In that order. And then repeat.
  • One of my favorite things about the blogging world is the sense of community and support that I feel from connecting with other bloggers. I remember starting Once Upon a Recipe with absolutely no idea what I was doing, and no followers, except for a few family members and friends. It’s so important to support one another! One of my readers recently contacted me about some advice for starting a new blog. Her name is Lindsi and she blogs over at Every Day Sugar High. Lindsi has recently posted some seriously delicious-looking treats. Why don’t you all pop on over to say hi to Lindsi and show her some love? xo.
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