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Father’s Day Pancakes

June 20, 2009

Dad and Pancakes

You know this guy, right!?

He’s my Dad.  He makes some amazing pancakes… the best pancakes, the best tacos, the best sweet potato pie, the best tofu potato bake.  He’s a champion in the kitchen.

He’s also a champion Dad.  Top notch.  The kind of man that will talk to you for hours about the intricacies of Alfred Hitchcock movies… when you’re eight years old, make your stuffed animals talk and have fake bowel movements, and microwave your ice cream so it’s not too cold.  He’s the best I know.  Happy Father’s Day.

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Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Dad’s  Buttermilk Pancakes

Print this Recipe!

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

4 teaspoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Whisk together milk, eggs and vegetable oil in a medium bowl, then whisk in the butter.

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in another medium bowl. Whisk in egg mixture until combined.

Once combined, let the batter sit for 10 minutes while griddle preheats.

Spray a griddle or skillet with nonstick vegetable spray over medium heat. Working in batches of 3 (or 6 if your griddle will allow) pour 1/4-cup measures of batter onto skillet and cook until bubbles have formed on the top and sides of the pancakes and broken, about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes with a spatula (a super thing metal spatula works great) and cook until undersides are golden, about 1 minute more. Lower heat if pancakes brown too quickly. Serve with maple syrup or molasses.

Dad and Pancakes

Dad and Pancakes

Can you see the steam!?  That’s legit!

Dad and Pancakes


64 Comments Add A Comment

  • :) I hope you know how delightful this is to read about your father making pancakes…it’s exactly what my dad did all while i grew up :)

  • your dad’s pancakes looked superb, no wonder u’re such a good baker! my dad has neva entered the kitchen to cook anyting for me b4… lucky you :)

  • Looks like you got a pretty awesome dad!

  • Your Dad is cute!
    Seeing him and hearing your words about him make me miss mine even more. My Dad’s speciality was BBQ including mongolian and all the sauces in fact my cousins called him Uncle BBQ, his name was Bob and I love him very much!

  • Such lovely pancakes and such an amazing looking kitchen! Be still my beating heart!

  • Happy Father’s Day Joy’s dad!

  • Mmmmm… that’s what I want for dinner… pancakes!

  • Awww, what a sweet tribute to your Dad! His pancakes look awesome!

  • Sounds like a great recipe and a great dad!!Lucky you and lucky him that you have eachother!! Thanks for sharing-maybe I’ll make them tomorrow for the “dad” in our household (my hubby-great dad to three kids!)

  • Mmmm buttermilk pancakes…! I wish I was home for Father’s Day to make these for him, he looves pancakes!

  • I know it isn’t normal or good for you, but I always love my pancakes a teeny bit underdone in the middle. My poppa would always make ‘em for me special like that. I’ve found a good non-buttermilk recipe that I use all the time and we like to play with. Most recently we’ve tried adding little dabs of warm jam to the pancake when it’s first poured on the griddle, making jamcakes. Especially delicious with raspberry. Never found a buttermilk recipe I loved though. Can’t wait to give this one a whirl! Thank your dad for us.

  • can you see the steam?! dynamite! yay for dads!

  • I love hearing about what a great dad you have. Enjoy him! The pancakes look great.. thanks.

  • presh, presh, presh is he! his cabinets are nice too! great photos and what a nice piece!

  • Aw, dad pancakes. The best! Growing up, my dad made one thing and only one thing… and it was for breakfast, too! Scrambled eggs and toast with a glass of OJ. Yum.

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