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Easy Buttermilk Pancakes

Listen up, dads, teens and tweens! Why not plan a celebration around a breakfast staple: pancakes!

Breakfast-for-mom is a perfect way to show her you care.


You should have most of these ingredients on hand; for a special Mother’s Day treat, make it festive by shopping ahead so you can offer a variety of toppings. Divide up the cooking duties: Dad can help the younger children surprise mom or older kids can easily put this meal together, too. Serve with a fruit smoothie for a colorful finish.


Easy Buttermilk Pancakes


Makes 6 medium pancakes


Prep time: 10 minutes


Cook time: 20-25 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour (or substitute half whole wheat flour)


1 Tablespoon sugar


1 1/2 cups buttermilk


1 large egg, lightly beaten


1 Tablespoon vegetable oil


1. Combine flour and sugar in a medium bowl.


2. Whisk together buttermilk, egg and oil then add to dry ingredients, whisking just until lumps disappear.


3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or nonstick pan.


4. Cook pancakes 2 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges begin to turn golden; flip and cook 2 more minutes or until done.


Creative Pancake Toppings


• Applesauce

• Berry sauce

• Butter

• Chocolate chips

• Chocolate sauce

• Coconut

• Fresh fruit compote

• Cream cheese

• Dried fruit

• Fresh berries

• Fruit syrup

• Honey

• Jam

• Lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar

• Maple syrup

• Marshmallows or Fluff

• Nuts

• Peanut butter

• Confectioners’ sugar

• Sour cream

• Whipped cream

• Yogurt


Written by Jacqueline deMontravel

Photography by Bret Gum

Styled by Jacqueline deMontravel and Annette Tatum



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