I don’t know about you, but there is something about pancakes that makes me smile. I love pancakes! One of my favorite places to eat in Tennessee is The Pancake Pantry.  Fortunately, our recent trip to Nashville included a visit to this Nashville tradition.  I love their sweet potato pancakes, and I have actually recreated a pretty good version that we have at home since we can’t frequent The Pancake Pantry like some of our friends and family.

Unfortunately, you will have to wait for that recipe, but I promise it is worth the wait.  Today, I am sharing our tried and true recipe for buttermilk pancakes.  We have made thousands of this babies at our house.  We enjoyed pancakes every Sunday night at our house for 4 years while my sister-in-law was in college.  College students would flock to our house to have some.  Some nights we would make seven or eight batches of this recipe to have enough to feed the crowd. We even had a mother call us for the recipe when her daughter, who doesn’t like any pancakes, raved about ours.

If you want something a little more fancy, these pancakes are easy to dress up by adding fresh raspberries or chocolate chips. Even without anything else, they are delicious with butter and warm maple syrup.   We actually enjoyed these this past Saturday after Tyler requested them earlier in the week.  We told him he had to wait until Saturday for the pancakes. When Saturday came, he was ready to dig in.

I look forward to sharing many more varieties of pancakes with you but I thought it best to start with the basics. What is your favorite pancake or topping for pancakes?

Buttermilk Pancakes

1 cup flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 T. sugar
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 T. oil

Combine all ingredients together. We like to use an immersion blender but a blender or mixer will do fine. Butter or spray a heated griddle and cook pancakes until bubbles appear. Once you see the bubbles pop without filling back in, flip and cook on the opposite side until lightly golden brown. Serve with butter, your favorite syrup and sausage or bacon.

*This recipe is great for 2-3 people but it easily doubles, triples, or quadruples. At our house we normally double it since our boys love pancakes so much that they can devour a single recipe on their own. Did I mention they love pancakes?