Halloween is practically here - can you believe it?! And what better way to celebrate than with a tall stack of fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, made even better with that classic Jack O' Lantern face? Your kids will LOVE waking up to these on Halloween and I guarantee these will put some extra pep in their step throughout the day!
We all know the berries are the best part, but this pancake recipe is a force to be reckoned with. Made with buttermilk and both baking powder and baking soda, these are the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever had! Not to mention, some of my favorite memories growing up involved this recipe. I used to absolutely love when my dad made these on the weekends. I would race down the stairs, drown them in maple syrup, top them off with whatever berries we had in the house, and then we'd read the comics together and laugh for hours. And when Halloween rolled around, he always made them shaped like a pumpkin with a Jack O' Lantern face - my favorite.
What special treats are you making this Halloween? I'd love to hear in the comment section below!
2 cups California Giant berries
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. table salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
Stir together flour and next four ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and eggs; gradually stir into flour mixture. Gently stir in butter. (Batter will be lumpy - don't mix too much!) Let stand for 5 minutes.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot (350 degree) buttered griddle. Add berries to form a Jack O' Lantern face.
Cook pancakes 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbled and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.