These super fluffy, slightly sweet pancakes are absolutely delicious!
Pancakes are another one of those things I have never made from scratch before recently. I always used the mix that you just add water to. It was easy, but if I had known how good from scratch pancakes could taste I would have never bought those mixes!
My first few attempts at “from scratch” pancakes turned out horrible! I wanted healthy (well at least healthier than the store bought mix) but I also wanted yummy…..and I thought for a while there was no such thing! Then I found this recipe and tweaked it slightly. It takes longer than the store bought mixes, but it’s WELL worth it!
Your first step is to combine the milk and vinegar and let it sit for 10 minutes. This will sour the milk but don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste the vinegar, I promise! Mix together the dry ingredients in another bowl.
Place 1/4 to a half of a cup of batter in a buttered pan at medium low heat. When you see bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, flip it over and brown the other side. This recipe made 10 – 6inch pancakes. They are very filling; so if you want, you could easily cut the recipe in half if you don’t need that many.
- 1½ cups milk
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar - I use sucanat or organic sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Combine Milk and vinegar and let set for 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk together the eggs, melted butter and vanilla then pour into the soured milk.
- Stir well and pour mixture into the dry ingredients. Whisk until most of the lumps are gone, but don't over beat it. It will be pretty thick, let it sit for 10 minutes. Bubbles will form during that time, don't stir the batter, you want the bubbles.
- Gently dip out ¼ to a half of a cup of batter and place it on a buttered grill preheated to medium low heat. When bubbles form at the surface of the pancake turn it over to brown the other side.
- Top with butter and syrup or your favorite pancake topping!