I was at a friends house this past Saturday and her daughter, Alexa, told me the silliest story.

I\’ll call it \”The Story of the Half Pancake.\”

She told me about a time she was at a friend\’s house and the dad gave her a half pancake.

I never heard of a half pancake. Can you imagine instead of saying

\”What kind of pancakes would like? Buttermilk? Banana? Apple? Blueberry? Strawberry?\”

\”Would you like a half pancake?\”

I  have had a half of a hamburger or pizza. But meatball? Egg? Pancake?

Inspired, I made pancakes the next morning.


2 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (Or milk. If you have Kefir, add 1/4 cup.)
3 tablespoons butter, Melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (Or 1 cup plus 1/2 whole wheat)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


Beat the eggs; add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Add the bananas, apples, or blueberries. Mix in. Grease a heated griddle. Pour batter from a spoon or measuring cup. Turn pancakes when puffed and full of bubbles. Bake the other side until golden brown. Makes about 14 inch pancakes.

Serve whole with maple syrup!

~based on a recipe from \”Country Innkeepers\’ Cookbook.\”

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