First up, we made diner-style.
These were the perfect thickness, with a touch of sweetness, and a beautiful texture. The batter got lumpy from the cooled butter going into the other wet ingredients, but they still turned out great.
Next we tried the thin and lacy.
I absolutely loved the texture of these really thin pancakes folded over in a stack. I can't usually eat many pancakes (usually two), but I love the look of a nice big stack on a plate. These were satisfying visually, and they tasted really good too. Like the diner-style, they also had a touch of sweetness.
Third were the multigrain. This recipe was a lot different than the others. It had whole wheat flour, oats, cornmeal, and yogurt in the batter. The yogurt gave the pancakes a nice tang.
Finally we tried the fluffy pancakes. They didn't fluff up as much as we expected. They were just average in taste.
We both liked thee diner-style pancakes the best - they are fantastic! We've made them a few times since first trying them, and this will be our new go-to recipe. Our second favourite were the thin and lacy pancakes, which we'll likely make again too. We probably won't make the multi-grain or fluffy again, as they didn't really stand out.
Diner Style Pancakes
Source: Food Network Magazine
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 large eggs
2.5 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled plus more for brushing
butter and syrup for serving
Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter in a different bowl.
Whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just combined (a few lumps are okay).
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat; lightly brush with butter.
Pour 1/2 cup of batter, and cook until bubbles form on top (about 3 minutes). Flip and cook until golden on the other side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat. Serve with butter and syrup.
How do you like your pancakes? Fluffy? Thin? Multigrain? With syrup? With something else on them?