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The Ultimate Lazy Morning Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m pretty sure some of are all nearing the end of our tether for “peaceful” days at home with the kids… I totally get it! I have to admit, though, that I’m still a sucker for a lazy morning at home (just the morning!)

Our personal training jobs require that both Iker and I are up before the crack of dawn every single morning, and honestly a 6 am “lie-in” is a magnificent treat. This is even better when we have no weekend training runs planned, no kids sporting events, no lessons and no appointments.

The kids aren’t usually up for at least another hour (I know – how good is that?) and also love the lazy morning vibe.  This moseying about usually continues until well after 9 am, when the entire family is finally ready to sit down and have breakfast together.

If I could place a bet on whether the kids ask for pancakes on lazy mornings – I would place one 100% of the time!

Maybe pancakes are just comfort food. Maybe it’s because they are just hands-down delicious every single time. Maybe the kids just love the concept of decorating a pancake.

Whatever the reason, pancakes just embody a warm bear hug and lots of love going straight into your tummy!  Today, I’ll share our family’s favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes – the most indulgent of them all!

The Ultimate Lazy Morning Buttermilk Pancakes


1.5 cups plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbs sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups buttermilk*

1 large egg

2 tbs unsalted butter, melted


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter.

  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined**.

  4. Place a nonstick pan over medium-low heat and grease it with oil

  5. Drop 2-3 tbs of the batter onto the hot pan to make each pancake.

  6. Once bubbles form, flip the pancakes once and continue cooking for about a minute until the pancakes are cooked throughout.

  7. Serve immediately with topping of your choice! Enjoy!

*No buttermilk? No problem!  To make 1 cup of buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of any type of milk.  Stir the mixture then let it sit for 5 minutes until it curdles and thickens slightly.

**My top pancake tip – don’t overwork pancake batter!! Lumpy pancake batter is essential to making the fluffiest pancakes around!


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