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Buttermilk pancakes are a classic breakfast favorite. These pancakes can be prepared easily and different ingredients can be thrown in to add flavor, such as fruit. Buttermilk pancakes taste great with melted butter or a drizzle of syrup, or you can get creative and try new toppings.
The buttermilk in these pancakes adds a rich, delicious heartiness that gives the pancakes their unique taste. Although the name would lead you to think that buttermilk is a buttery liquid, it isn't exactly—it is actually acidic and has fewer calories than most milk varieties. It is used in a great many kinds of recipes.
In general, buttermilk pancakes are not very difficult to make and can be cooked up rather quickly. With a few ingredients that you are likely to have in your kitchen already, you can be ready to cook up a batch any time. Try this recipe next time you're craving warm, fluffy pancakes:
There are ways you can make this basic recipe more interesting. For instance, you might want to try cooking some fruit into the pancakes. Try small pieces of strawberry, raspberry, banana, or peach to add a fruity sweetness to the pancakes. Simply cut the fruit up and add to the batter right before you are ready to cook it into pancakes. For a chocolate taste, toss some chocolate chips into the batter and enjoy sweet chocolate chip pancakes. There are many ways to get creative with these pancakes, so have fun with them.