Buttermilk Pancakes

Blogging is so depressing.  My top post is the one that got ONE view over the past week.  ONE.  So I guess I’ll stick to what I’m good at and post some recipes.

This is pretty much the pancake recipe my mother made when my brothers and I were growing up.  Dan and Claire have a copy up over at their blog, and I modified that slightly.  I guess this is my take on their take on the original.


  • 1.5 c. flour (consisting of 1 c. white and 1/2 c. whole wheat)
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana, mushed up
  • 2 eggs
  • buttermilk as needed


  1. Mix the dry ingredients (including sugar) in a bowl.  If the bananas are frozen (see note below), thaw in the microwave.
  2. Add the eggs and the bananas.  Mix.
  3. Add buttermilk until you get a batter of pancake-like consistency.
  4. Make pancakes in a frying pan, keeping temperature to medium-low.  OR on a griddle, keeping temperature between 300-350.


  • If your household eats a lot of bananas, I recommend putting the overripe ones in the freezer at the end of the week.  Then when you have a couple accumulated, you can make banana bread or pancakes.
  • You can sprinkle chocolate chips on the pancakes if you want to be fancy.