Not sure when this one started, but for quite a while now, we've made giant buttermilk pancakes and served them with a side of a sausage and egg scramble on Sunday nights. Besides our Friday movie and pizza night, this is the one night of the week that my kids (or any of us, really!) watch TV: America's Funniest Videos first and then Home Makeover: Extreme Edition. (We pay $11 a month for our cable, so that cuts down on TV viewing quite a bit, and we sorta like it that way!)
I began figuring out a gluten free version of buttermilk pancakes after checking out Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe cookbook from the library and then actually purchasing it for myself. She has some wonderful breakfast recipes in that book, and so I began with her pancake recipe. Then I made substitutions, and then figured out measurements to feed five (or more many times) - three of whom can eat LOTS of pancakes. Seems like most pancake recipes make like 6 or 8 pancakes, and that definitely wouldn't do!
Everyone here except Robert like to put some sort of goody in their pancakes. Kayla and I really like fruit in ours - blueberries, bananas, strawberries, but the boys eat a strictly chocolate chip variety.
Fridays and Sundays, I think, are our kids favorite evenings. They love the anticipation of a fun and favorite meal, and of course watching the flickering screen has its draw as well.
Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes
4 cups GF flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups buttermmilk (or vinegar-soured milk)
Stir together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk liquid ingredients together and add to dry, stirring until thoroughly combined. Use a ladle to spoon batter onto a greased griddle. Cook on one side until bubbles form and then flip. If adding "goodies" do this by hand, immediately after ladling batter onto griddle. This makes about 18 pancakes for us. ( I think.)
For extra indulgence, melt real butter to pour over each pancake (that's what my grandmother used to do!) and have real maple syrup on hand! YUM.