Flat as a Pancake

Servings: 4 ⟩⟩ Serving size: 2 pancakes

You will need
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Fresh or frozen fruit, apple butter, applesauce or light syrup


*Optional: Substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour.

Shopping list
  • All-purpose flour
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Eggs
  • Low-fat buttermilk
  • Cooking oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Fresh or frozen fruit, apple butter, applesauce, blueberry sauce or light syrup
Nutrients per serving
  • Calories 230
  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 370mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 31g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 7g
What to do
  1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and oil.
  3. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are wet. The batter should still have some lumps.
  4. Spray griddle or large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot.
  5. To determine if the griddle or skillet is ready, sprinkle a few drops of water on surface. The water will dance across surface when griddle is ready.
  6. Pour ⅓ cup of the batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook over medium heat until pancakes bubble and edges become slightly dry. This takes about 2 minutes.
  7. Flip pancakes over with a spatula. Cook until bottoms are golden brown (about 2 more minutes).
  8. Serve pancakes with fruit topping, blueberry sauce or light syrup.


Don’t have buttermilk on hand?

  • Add tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to cup of regular milk. Let stand 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 1¾ teaspoons of cream of tartar to cup of milk.