How to Make the Best Buttermilk Pancakes

So you're looking for the best buttermilk pancakes, we've got you covered here. 
Pancakes are a breakfast classic, and when it comes to achieving pancake perfection, Lehi Mills Buttermilk Pancake Mix is the secret that takes them to the next level.
The tanginess of buttermilk adds a delightful flavor and helps create that fluffy texture we all crave. Follow this guide, and soon you'll be flipping the fluffiest, most flavorful buttermilk pancakes you've ever tasted.

Achieve the Right Consistency:

The consistency of your batter is crucial for achieving the perfect pancake texture. Aim for a batter that's not too thick and not too thin; it should be just right. Your batter should be a thick but pourable consistency. If the batter is too thin, your pancakes may spread too much and end up thin and rubbery. If it's too thick, you'll get dense pancakes. This ideal consistency ensures your pancakes cook evenly and have that sought-after fluffiness. Adjust the consistency by adding a bit more water or mix as needed. 

Master the Mixing Technique:

The key to light, fluffy pancakes lies in how you mix the batter. Overmixing can lead to tough pancakes, so handle the batter with care. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined, leaving a few lumps. This ensures that you won't overdevelop the gluten in the flour, resulting in a more tender pancake. Overmixing can lead to dense pancakes rather than the airy delight we're aiming for.

Let the Batter Rest:

Allow the batter to rest for about 15-20 minutes before cooking. Resting the batter gives the liquid time to soften the flour and dissolve any remaining lumps. While the batter is resting, the liquid helps release some of the starches and proteins in the flour that will give the pancakes lift without making them tough, resulting in a smoother batter and fluffier pancakes.

Prepare the Pan:

The secret to a perfectly cooked pancake is getting the pan temperature just right. Preheat your griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. A quick test to determine if it's ready is to flick a few drops of water onto the surface. If they sizzle and evaporate, it's time to start pouring your pancake batter. Be patient and avoid the temptation to crank up the heat; too high a heat can result in uneven cooking, while too low can lead to pale and greasy pancakes. Cooking pancakes over medium heat ensures they cook through without burning on the outside.

Have Patience:

Knowing when to flip your pancakes is an acquired skill. Look for bubbles forming on the surface and the edges starting to set, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Avoid pressing down on the pancakes with the spatula, as this can compress them and remove the fluffiness.

Customize your pancakes:

Customize your pancake experience by adding in your favorite ingredients. Chocolate chips, blueberries, chopped nuts, or mashed bananas are excellent choices. Gently fold these into the batter just before cooking to ensure an even distribution. These add-ins not only provide bursts of flavor but also add delightful textures that elevate your pancake game. You can also customize your pancakes with cookie cutters, creating perfectly shaped pancakes for any occasion.

Experiment with Toppings:

The toppings are where you can get truly creative. Traditional maple syrup is a classic choice, but don't hesitate to explore beyond. Fresh fruit, whipped cream, yogurt, or even a drizzle of honey for a natural sweetness. If you're feeling indulgent, a dollop of Nutella or a sprinkle of powdered sugar can take your buttermilk pancakes to the next level. Experiment with combinations to discover your personal favorite.

Making the best buttermilk pancakes involves a combination of proper technique and a touch of creativity. From the mixing process to the cooking temperature and the choice of add-ins and toppings, each step contributes to the final masterpiece. With these tips in hand, you're well on your way to creating a breakfast masterpiece that will have everyone asking for seconds. Happy flipping!

If you like our buttermilk pancake mix, check out our blueberry and raspberry buttermilk pancake mixes.

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