new year’s day buttermilk pancakes

December 30th, 2011

How do you plan to start 2012?

Last year, New Year’s Eve was a fun night out for dinner with Chad, and I think we just getting home when the clock struck midnight.  I’m generally in the New-Year’s-Is-Overrated camp, with all the pressure of figuring out what to do and where to go and what to wear (actually, the what-to-wear part is basically the only part that I like)! 

The added bonus of a relatively tame New Year’s was that I woke up on January first and cleaned out my entire beauty cabinet — which, by the end of 2011, has expanded from a single beauty cabinet to a full on beauty room (not complaining). 

The year before that, I rang in 2010 with some homemade toffee (yum) and one of my very first outfit posts!  And the year before that, I closed out 2008 (!) with this classic recipe for Garlic Roast Chicken

This year, though, one of my very best friends is getting married on New Year’s Eve, and I can’t wait to celebrate with her.  So I won’t be around to bake New Year’s Day pancakes, which (obviously) meant that I had to make them a few weeks early. 

But if you’re looking for a delicious way to ring in 2012 (or just a random weekend brunch later in the year), this recipe can’t be beat.

Happy New Year!

Buttermilk Pancakes


1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp butter, melted


Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Beat until smooth.

Heat a frying pan or skillet on the stovetop to medium-high heat with a little extra butter to grease the pan.  Ladle out 1/4 cup of pancake batter at a time, and cook about 2 min on each side, flipping each pancake midway through. Repeat about eight times, until batter is gone.

Serve with maple syrup, honey or extra butter. Enjoy!

Makes about 6 large pancakes.

Tags: Breakfast and Brunch · food

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pili // Dec 30, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Oh my! These look delicious!

  • 2 Yuka // Dec 30, 2011 at 7:53 am

    i LOVE pancakes ??

  • 3 hoyt // Dec 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm


    Happy New Year!

  • 4 Joanne // Dec 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Here’s to hoping I will NOT be at all hungover on New Year’s day so I can make these! Congrats to your friend and happy new year chica!

  • 5 Vicky Page // Dec 31, 2011 at 12:26 am

    WOW. these look holy moly delicious.
    Have a happy new year! I love you blog like I love hot chocolate, and that’s saying something 🙂

    Vicky P.

  • 6 Melanie // Jan 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Those pancakes look super yummy!!!!!

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