Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes

These Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes are the perfect lazy morning breakfast! The buttermilk makes them thick and fluffy and the cinnamon sugar gives them a delicious sweet and spiced flavor.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Is there anything better than a tall stack of fluffy pancakes on a Sunday morning? Pancakes scream relaxation and the luxury of time. Time is not something we have enough of these days and life passes by way to quickly,Β  so slowing down for a delicious, indulgent breakfast can be just what the doctor ordered.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

What is Buttermilk and Why does it make your Pancakes Fluffy?

 

Traditionally, buttermilk is the liquid left over after churning butter. But, these days, what we refer to as buttermilk is just slightly soured milk. If you by it from a store in the US it will be pasteurized, cultured buttermilk which is made by adding a culture of lactic acid bacteria to low fat milk which curdles and sours it. You can actually make your own buttermilk at home by adding 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.

Buttermilk makes your pancakes fluffy because of it’s reaction with the baking soda. The acid in the pancakes causes the baking soda to “bubble” which forms the little pockets of air adding height and “fluffiness” to your pancakes.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

How to make Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes

 

These Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes are so easy and come together in a flash!

You will start by combining all of the dry ingredients, then add 1 egg and some vanilla extract. Then you will gently fold in the buttermilk being careful not to over mix! No matter what kind of pancake you are making you want to be careful not to over mix. Over mixing can cause the batter to fall and your pancakes to be flat and tough – nobody wants that πŸ˜‰

After the batter is all mixed together you will heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Measure out your pancake batter evenly (I used about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake) and space them out in the skillet so they are not touching (you may need to work in several batches, depending on the size of your skillet). You will know the first side is ready to be flipped when the pancake batter starts to bubble. Flip to the other side and finishing cooking for another 3-5 minutes.

Once all the pancakes are cooked, you are ready to stack, dress and dig in!

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

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Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt

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These Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Pancakes are the perfect lazy morning breakfast! The buttermilk makes them thick and fluffy and the cinnamon sugar gives them a delicious sweet and spiced flavor.


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Ingredients

2 cups white, all-purpose flour

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups buttermilk

2 tbsp unsalted butter


Instructions

Sift flour into a large bowl

Add the dark brown sugar, whisk

Add the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt, whisk

Switch out the whisk for a large spoon, add the egg and vanilla, mix

Fold in the buttermilk, mix until just combined, do not over mix

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter

Once the butter is melted, scoop about 1/3 cup of the batter into the skillet and form into a circular shape*

Repeat with remaining batter**

Cook on the first side until the batter starts to form bubbles about 4-5 minutes

Flip, cook for about the same about of time on the other side***

Plate and stack the pancakes, serve as you like (with butter, maple syrup, jam, whipped cream, etc…)


Notes

*The batter is pretty thick so you will need to use the back of a spoon to help form the pancake.

**I was able to make 4 pancakes at a time, but it depends on the size of your skillet

***The pancakes are thick so make sure you cook them all the way through

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Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

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