Monday, November 21, 2011

Cracker Barrel Pancakes

I love Cracker Barrel pancakes.  They are so delicious!  I frequently crave them (which is terribly naughty when you are watching your calories).  Good thing I'm cheap and won't get them as often as I would like to. ;)

I found a copycat recipe on that is pretty darn close to the real deal.  I'm still not sure how they make them slightly crispy (I've tried greasing the skillet with no luck).  I found this batter a bit thick, so I added some additional milk which did the trick.

Cracker Barrel Pancakes

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour <---- I didn't sift, but just mixed all the dry ingredients with a whisk before adding wet ingredients
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (heaping)
1 TBSP sugar
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk <---- If you don't have buttermilk, you can add 2 tsp of vinegar to 2 c milk and let it sit for a little bit.  

I also added about 1/2 c regular milk to thin down the batter a bit. 

1.   Mix ingredients together.  Be careful to not overmix....only mix until all are wet.  Lumps are okay.
2.  Heat griddle or non-stick pan to medium to medium-high heat.  Grease with a little oil or butter for crispy edge.  <---- This didn't work for me.  Maybe you'll have better luck. ;)
3.  Drop batter in hot pan (1/4c at a time) to make pancakes.  Flip once top is bubbly and edge looks crispy.
4.  Serve with butter and real maple syrup.  <---- This is a MUST for that authentic taste.

I made a double batch and froze a ton.  Yummy quick breakfasts!

(To freeze ANYTHING so it doesn't stick together in a bag, spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and put pancakes on it, stick it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.  Once they have frozen a bit, you can put them in a ziploc bag and you won't have one big lump of pancakes).


Melissa said...

Pancakes are my favorite food....seriously. Although of all places I love the ihop pancakes the best. I know, I'm ashamed to even mention that!

Nicole said...

i have a great copycat recipe for ihop pancakes.... ;)

Melissa said...

Give it up! The recipe I mean...

tia walker said...

these pancakes turned out terribly for me. they were crunchy yet undone and I can't... I can't deal with it. it's hard to make restaurant style pancakes without an actual restaurant quality griddle or iron, no matter what recipe you use. #goingtocryinacornernow #hopesanddreamscrushed #icant #icannot

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