Monday, April 27, 2009

Spoiled Rotten Pancake Eaters

So, my kids are spoiled. Rotten. At least when it comes to their pancakes. A sweet neighbor shared a pancake recipe with me early in my marriage, and we've used it and loved it so much over the years, that now it causes problems. My kids have become all finicky and picky when eating at friends' houses for breakfast on occasion, or at Grandpa and Grandma's (shhh...don't tell!)

Because I shared it with another friend, her kids now have the same problem, and they've even dubbed them "Shelli Pancakes". (Thanks, Lara!) While I can't take credit for the recipe itself, I'd love to share it with you. I'm thinking your family just might love it like ours does, and maybe your kids will become spoiled-rotten-pancake-eaters too!


2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. sugar
1 c. flour (freshly-ground "hard white wheat" is delicious, and they can't even tell it's whole wheat!)

Whip buttermilk and eggs together. Mix dry ingredients, then add them to the buttermilk and eggs. Mixture will be thin. Pour onto hot griddle. When bubbles form, flip. Serve with syrup, jam, or toppings of your choice.


3 c. water
5 c. sugar
1 T. maple flavoring

Bring water to a boil, then add sugar and turn off heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then add maple flavoring. Syrup will be runny, but very yummy! Serve hot.

I'd love to hear if any of you have success with these recipes! Enjoy! By the way, what are your kids in love with for breakfast?


  1. YUM! I am going to have to try these! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Hey Shelli- I'm right there with your kids! My husband calls me a "pancake snob!" LOL!!! There's nothing like a really good pancake. I love them topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I could live off of them. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe- I can't wait to try it out! I'll dub them as Shelli's cakes as well!! ;)

  3. I do have to say your pancakes are the best! Now that I have the recipe I will be making them.

  4. This is by far the best website I have found. I will be an avid follower and tell everyone I know about this great blog. Maybe you could post some tips about laundry also?

  5. Shell,
    Thanks for the recipe! My family is a spoiled pancake family too. (Boston requests them every morning as soon as he's up.) Can't wait to try Shelli Pancakes! (Have you ever made Buttermilk Syrup? So yummy...let me know if you want the recipe!) Thursday was great-thanks for making the trek. You are such a great friend! Wish you were closer--I miss our conversations. Way to go with your blog-I've not yet made the leap!

  6. Thursday morning...they were a hit!


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