Monday, August 8, 2011

Papa's Buttermilk Pancakes...

If you have children, you are very much aware that there are, like, a gazillion cartoon and kid show networks out there.

When I was growing up...... way back in the 80's, we didn't have that luxury. So, that made us all the more excited for our weekly dose of Saturday Morning Cartoons. Every Saturday morning my sister and I would rise and shine, just to sit in front of the TV and watch our favorite shows.

First, if we were up super early, we would tune into re-runs of Little Rascals and The Three Stooges. Then, the really good shows would air.

Here were a few of our faves, in no particular order:
  • The Littles
  • Pac-Man
  • Smurfs
  • Alvin and The Chipmunks
  • Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
  • Ewoks
  • Snorks
  • Wuzzles
  • Pound Puppies
  • Pee-Wee's Playhouse
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Punky Brewster
  • Mr. T
  • Fraggle Rock 
As we got older, Saved by The Bell was thrown in there. I can't forget Kids Incorporated, either. Oh how I wanted to be on that show! I wanted to hang-out at The Place with Stacy, Renee, Marta, Ryan, Eric and all the other performers.

If that doesn't scream "I grew up in the 80's," I don't know what does. 

Anyway, after over-dosing on numerous cartoons within a three to four hour time frame, my dad would make us his buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. They were the perfect way to end our Saturday Morning Cartoon fun!

Papa's Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Heat griddle on medium low heat and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Whisk the buttermilk, egg, and oil together in a separate bowl and add to the dry ingredients. Whisk until the well combined.

Pour whatever sized pancakes you prefer onto the griddle. Cook on the hot griddle, flipping when the surface of the pancake becomes somewhat dry and when most of the air bubbles have risen, about 2-1/2 minutes to 4 minutes on each side. 

Makes a batch of eight 3-1/2 inch round pancakes. Double the ingredients for a larger batch.



  1. I well remember the Saturday morning cartoons...that I had to miss because my mother had enrolled me in three hours worth of dancing school that I am now convinced she did to get me out of the house. Your pancakes not only look delicious, but are so beautifully presented. i love that plate!

  2. Ahh there may be nothing better (besides choc chip cookies) than fresh pancakes! They melt my little heart ha!

  3. Oh we love pancakes! We usually have them on Sunday nights. Your photo is gorgeous!!

  4. this looks AMAZING. i'm craving pancakes and it's almost dinner time ;)

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