Graham Cracker Streusel Buttermilk Pancakes
3 day weekend=pancakes. I get fancy and top them with a graham cracker streusel. I swear it is easy. Just try it.
The BEST pancake recipe that exists is from Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, California.
BETTE’S BUTTERMILK PANCAKES INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Choice of berries, sliced bananas, raisins or chopped toasted nuts (optional)
Oil for griddle
INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Lightly beat the eggs with the buttermilk, milk and melted butter.
Just before you are ready to make the pancakes, add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once, stirring just long enough to blend. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
If you want to add fruit or nuts, stir them in now, or you may sprinkle them on the pancakes while they are on the griddle.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or heavy skillet over medium-high heat (375 degrees on an electric griddle).
Pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the griddle or skillet, spacing the pancakes apart so they do not run together. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes and the undersides are lightly browned, turn and cook for about 2 minutes longer, until lightly browned on the bottom.
Serve immediately on warmed plates with the topping of your choice. Serves 4 (yields about 24 four-inch pancakes.
For the Graham Cracker Streusel
1 sleave of graham crackers crushed into small pieces
1 cup of oats
½ cup brown sugar
2 tbs butter diced
Mix everything together with your hands so the butter is distributed and clumps form. Spread everything evenly on a prepared cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
**Before getting too excited, please keep in mind this breakfast does not exactly qualify as healthy or balanced….but it is delicious as an occasional treat and promises to make everyone in your kitchen quite happy.