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  • Writer's picturePrachi Marfatia

Buttermilk Pancakes(or Waffles) from Scratch

Let's be real, no one wants to cook for half an hour at 7 am in the morning.

Picture this: you wake up, tired, maybe a little groggy, and most likely VERY HUNGRY. Looking around, you think, Hmm, what's for breakfast? Your mind instantly shifts to scrambled eggs and ketchup, with warm toast, or perhaps a stack of pancakes. Eggs are too tedious and long, and pancakes take forever! Oh well, breakfast is canceled, I guess.....or is it?

Fear not, I have the the form of pancakes! And anything in the form of pancakes is great, especially these.

Or waffles, if you prefer.

These pancakes take only 15 minutes from start to finish(even less for waffles), and, of course, are absolutely delicious. I bet you that most(if not all) of the ingredients are in your pantry right now! I was looking through hundreds of recipes with "all purpose flour" as the main ingredient when a recipe enlightened me of the fact that I could use oat flour! Sigh. My brain has always been a little slow at these things.

Along with oat flour, these pancakes also contain buttermilk(duh). Or, at least, what we call buttermilk. Whenever I search up a buttermilk recipe, it always says to mix vinegar or lemon juice with milk to make it curdle. And maybe that's what buttermilk is. But for us, "buttermilk" just means mixing together equal parts of dahi, aka yogurt, and water. Tastes way better, too.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a spatula and let's get cooking!


Buttermilk Pancakes(or Waffles)

Course: Breakfast

Author: Prachi Marfatia

Serves: 2

Vegetarian Version:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup oat flour(just pulse oats in a food processor)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup "buttermilk": 1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup water

2-3 tbsp of water

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract(optional)

1/2 tsp cinnamon(optional)

Pinch of salt

Oil for greasing pan


Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla if using, then mix until just combined. The batter is probably a little thick at this stage, so pour in the water a little at a time until a smooth consistency is reached. Heat a pan on medium flame and grease with oil, about 2-3 minutes. Pour on a heap of batter and wait for ~2 minutes, then flip and repeat. Do this until all the batter is finished. Now you're done, enjoy!


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