Buttermilk Pancakes with Yogurt and Fresh-picked Strawberries

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I think the best addition to today’s kitchen is the Internet.  Just last Sunday Drew told me he wanted pancakes. Since he has been on a Lucky Charm kick the past few months, I hadn’t replenished my supply of Hungry Jack. 

I remembered that I had some extra buttermilk from another recipe that I needed to use or it would have gone bad.  So, I googled “buttermilk pancakes,” and a recipe from www.allrecipes.com came up. Thankfully I had everything on hand, so Drew and I got cooking.  It only took 20 minutes start to finish, and he loved the homemade panckes!

This past weekend I decided to do the same thing but include some fresh-picked strawberries we had gotten the day before.  But I realized that I didn’t have the 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk I needed, so I googled “buttermilk substitute.” I found out that yogurt can be substituted for buttermilk, so along with the 1 cup of buttermilk I had, I used 1/2 cup of lowfat strawberry-banana yogurt.  It worked great and I couldn’t tell the difference (one small healthy step counts, right?).

Here is the recipe below, including my addition of the yogurt and strawberries:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp. white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, yogurt, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Coat with a very thin layer of butter or oil. 
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it’s just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides.
  4. Add strawberries on top of pancakes, followed by syrup.

The odd quantities are because I halved the recipe I found online. The recipe above serves four.

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Buttermilk Pancakes with Yogurt and Fresh-picked Strawberries

  1. This sounds like something my girls would love!!! What if I don’t have baking soda or all purpose flour what could I use??? thanks

  2. Pingback: Apple Cinnamon Vanilla Pancakes | Bibs and Aprons

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