When I was growing up we had a lot of pancakes. I’m sure because they were cheap and we all loved them. I am the oldest of seven children so I often helped my mom out in the kitchen. I remember we would have contests to see who could eat the most. I learned that from my Uncle Leonard who told me his record was over 100 pancakes in the pancake eating contests he would have with his brothers. We tried many times to break the record but never even came close.
I used my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe to start with here. My dad always ate his pancakes with butter and sugar. I got to thinking about that this morning because I don’t remember trying it as a kid, I just thought it was strange, I wanted good old maple syrup on mine or what I thought at the time was maple syrup. We didn’t buy syrup back then, my mom made it with sugar, karo syrup, water and maple flavoring. I’m sure it was cheaper than the one in the bottle which we got once in awhile as a special treat. When you are feeding 7 kids cheap was good. Pancakes at our house were usually made out of Bisquick, something I haven’ had in forever. So I digress here, back to today’s pancakes. I decided to try the butter and sugar version of pancakes my dad ate only I wanted to add cinnamon to the sugar mixture. OMGosh they were so good this way, I brushed the butter on with a pastry brush and then sprinkled the cinnamon sugar mixture over the pancakes from a sieve. I decided to brush it on after I dipped the first pancake in some melted butter and like a sponge I think 2 tablespoons of butter soaked in a second so decided a brush was a much better option.
So now I had a really good cinnamon sugared pancakes and I realized they looked almost like a Snickerdoodle cookie, just flat like a pancake, thus Snickerdoodle Pancakes. So as I am taking pictures of these pancakes I get to thinking we really needed a syrup to take it up a notch. So I went back in the kitchen and warmed up some chocolate sauce I made the other day. OMGosh again, these are the best ever pancakes I have ever made.
- 1¼ cups flour
- ¼ sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1¼ buttermilk
- ⅓ cup water
- Sugar Topping
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup butter - melted
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix together with a whisk.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with a whisk until thoroughly mixed. Add a little more water if your batter is to thick. Let set for at least 5 minutes while you heat your griddle.
- Grease your griddle or spray it. Use about ⅓ cup batter for each pancake. Wait until bubbles start to form and pop before turning pancake over. Continue to cook on other side until done.
- Have ready a pan with melted butter to brush on pancakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I sprinkled it on using a sieve.
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