I am going to share a little secret with you. My recipe for Campbell Pancakes. It is my version of my brother-in-law's recipe and where he got it, I really couldn't say. But these are delicious, easy and versatile.
Here is my well-worn, batter stained recipe card.
3 C Southern Biscuit Self Rise Flour
3 TB Sugar
2 well beaten eggs
2 12/ C Buttermilk
1/4 c melted butter
Combine flour and sugar. In separate bowl combine eggs and buttermilk. Whisk into flour mix and then add butter.
If you are making 3 batches for lets say 8 very hungry, grumpy morning bears then instead of using all buttermilk, use 1/2 buttermilk and 1/2 milk
After pouring pancake batter in well oiled pan, we add sliced bananas, dollops of peanut butter, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
Now, you know how people say baking is an exact science. That you can't just make stuff up. Well, I do! If I don't have self rise (this isn't made up) I use all purpose and add 4 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp of baking soda. But (these are additions that aren't exact) I will add in vanilla extract (I measure vanilla just like my grandmother, I fill up the cap on top and pour it in, perfect amount). I will use all cows milk (makes a less dense pancake than all buttermilk), sometimes I leave out the butter all together or half the amount of sugar. I have made them with half whole wheat, half white flour before. I sometimes add in oats. Whatever I fancy that day. So, relax. If they don't turn out, just slather them with syrup like the kids do and enjoy the decadence!
And for your safety when eating pancakes: Our standard issue pancake uniform- pony-tail hair AND bandanna, otherwise it will seem like the girls brushed their hair with a syrup-ed pancake.
And this morning I made a pancake man (or girl, as Zo insisted) to ensure they had some protein and fruit (banana slice eyes, butter nose, bacon smile and syrup hair). Zo actually squealed like she had been burned when she saw it.