In honor of National Pancake Day, here's our recipe for Grandpa Bill's Buttermilk Pancakes. Fluffy and delicious, they are sure to be a family favorite.
My stepfather was a sweet ole guy who would make buttermilk pancakes and bacon for our family on Saturday mornings. One year, my parents bought a grain grinder and he would wake up the house grinding grain for a whole wheat version of this recipe. Loudest thing you ever heard. I remember laying there thinking, "Ugh, could they BE any louder?!" Then, my mom would come into my room and bring me a hot cup of coffee and all was good. Coffee makes everything better! That, and a mother's love. Funny thing is, when I grew up and started my own family, not only did I ask for this recipe, but I had to have that grain grinder, too! Something about it just felt like home to me. Only, I don't use it at 6 a.m.!
These days, I make Grandpa Bill's pancakes EVERY weekend without fail and I smile because of the fond family memories. Only, to my family they are known as my pancakes and their memories will be of me banging around in the kitchen!Print