Weekend post: Fluffy pancakes

`Weekend posts’  are not for the hurried mother preparing weekday dinner. I’ll only make weekend posts occassionally, to translate some Greek recipe maybe or point out a great dinner.

In our family, Sunday breakfasts are proudly made by  my 7-year-old daughter. Pancakes! She loves preparing pancakes for all with no help from mummy.   She owes some of her independence to Trader Joe’s multi-grain pancake mix, which is healthy and yummy. Check the box for cooking instructions. 😉 For variety, I sometimes help her make Vicky’s pancakes that are much thicker and fluffier. Try them!  Here’s  the recipe translated.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2  tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • two cups buttermilk or milk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to make: Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the liquids in another. Then fold the liquids in the dry mix.  Use whisk to smooth out any lumps. Let stand for  5 minutes.  The dough will become  bubbly. Do not mix again. Pour 1/2 cup dough  in well heated pancake pan. When the pancake becomes bubbly, turn over and cook  until bottom gets a nice golden color.

Notes and tips: I use a non-stick stove top griddle like this placed over two stove eyes. I don’t use oil. Depending on your pan you may want to use some.  I sprinkle the pan with some drops of water. When the water is evaporated, I know the griddle is ready for the pancakes. Use low heat.

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