After 7 months of eating super clean, David and I have had some fun in the kitchen the last few weekends since getting back from our honeymoon. I can’t believe we went so long with eating healthy meals, including no yummy weekend breakfasts!
Of course there has to be balance, so these aren’t something I would make all the time. Though, I’d probably be perfectly happy with eating them all the time. There’s not much David and I like better than pancakes and coffee. I’ve made coffee pancakes before, but I wasn’t very impressed with them, so I never blogged them. When I saw Jenna post a recipe for Coffee BUTTERMILK pancakes, I knew I’d be trying them immediately.
I have to say, any pancake made with buttermilk is a winner in my book. There’s just something special about buttermilk that makes pancakes so incredibly fluffy and also gives a wonderful tangy taste (in a good way!). Pretty much buttermilk and pancakes are a match made in heaven.
I’m not a fan of huge pancakes either. I love using a 1/4 cup scoop to measure the pancakes out. By doing that this recipe gives you about 12 pancakes, which is plenty for David & I. We usually have some leftovers and snack on them cold throughout the day. Is that weird? Maybe but they sure are tasty even cold.
Make these pancakes and enjoy your morning a little longer while you savor them and sip on a cup of coffee. My preference is French press, David’s is espresso or a cappa as he calls them. Whatever way you take your coffee, just do me a favor and try these out. They really are worth the extra time.
Coffee Buttermilk Pancakes
Recipe from Eat, Liv, Run
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1. Preheat griddle or pan over low heat.
2. In a large bowl; combine flour through salt.
3. In a large measuring cup or bowl; combine buttermilk through butter, making sure the coffee granules are dissolved. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
4. Measure out 1/4 cup scoops and pour onto preheated griddle. Flip once tiny bubbles start to form. Repeat and enjoy.