Cold days make me miss the time when all our family lived under one roof.  Snow or ice days giving an occasion for us to make a slow start of the day and gather as a family around the dining room table for a big family breakfast.  They were special because they were not common. Paired with pancakes steaming & smells wafting from bacon, it was something we all enjoyed.  Mmmmm.

In my opinion, pancakes made from scratch are best and my family’s favorite. It is not difficult to do. Remember, it takes longer the first time you make any recipe, so do not let that detour you from making them on a regular basis.

Basic Buttermilk Pancakes
2 c. Flour

2 T sugar

2 t baking powder

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt
2 eggs

3 T melted butter

2 c buttermilk

1 t vanilla

1/2 c milk

You can add blueberries, mini chocolate chips, pecans to this basic mix to mix it up a little.

Mix together the dry ingredients. Add liquids mix until most lumps are out.


1. eggnog replace the 1/2 c milk with eggnog-
2. pumpkin– add 1/2 c pumpkin, 2 t pumpkin spice

Double Chocolate Pancake or Griddle Brownies

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t salt

In a separate bowl, whisk together
3/4 c. freshly brewed coffee
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. melted butter
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla

add to dry ingredients, blend
add 1 c. mini chocolate chips

Cook over med high heat, spraying ahead of time with a non- stick spray. Flip when bubble arise and edges look a bit dry.
Using a Kitchen Aid Pancake flipper- so thin and strong makes the task better!!!

 Makes at least 16 four inch pancakes.