Buttermilk, honey and rye pancakes are the perfect breakfast. Light and fluffy, this recipe blends the richness of buttermilk with the warm sweetness of honey. Made with wholegrain flour, they are a wholesome and filling breakfast.
A prefermented pancake
This recipe is written so that the flour is soaked or prefermented. While it is not necessary to preferment the batter, it does have its benefits:
- Setting up the batter the night before makes it easy to mix in the morning
- Fully hydrated flour will help with the texture of the pancake
- Prefermenting makes grains easier to digest
- The night before
- 1¾ cups cultured buttermilk
- 1¾ cups rye flour (see notes for alternatives)
- The next morning:
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- To preferment, mix the flour and buttermilk the night before. Cover and leave in a warm location.
- The next morning preheat your pan on medium.
- Mix in all of the remaining ingredients. The flour mixture will be quite thick. Don't worry about being gentle, just try to evenly incorporate the ingredients.
- Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto your frying pan. Cook until the middle is bubbling and the edges are starting to dry out (about 3 minutes). Flip and cook the other side for one more minute.
- Serve immediately or keep warm in a 300 C oven.
- This recipe can be made with ANY wholegrain flour. Use wholewheat, barley or gluten free oat flour. The only trick is that certain flours have a higher hydration ratio. If the batter seems too thick, then add an extra few tablespoons of buttermilk. If the batter is too thin, then add a few extra tablespoons of flour.
- For really FLUFFY pancakes, then separate the yolks and whites. Mix the yolks directly into the main batter. Whip the whites up separately, then fold into the batter.
- The buttermilk can be replaced with yogurt, milk kefir or your favourite non-dairy cultured milk.
- I LOVE my two-burner cast iron pan. It only takes me about 15 minutes to cook up a batch of pancakes because I can cook 4-5 of them at one time.