Honey Butternut Breakfast Crepes: A Classic Recipe From Your Mother’s Kitchen
The Honey Butternut Breakfast Crepe (also known as buttermilk pancakes) are one of the most popular breakfast foods in America. They’re a simple breakfast food that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and they taste delicious!
You’ve probably eaten them countless times during your childhood or even before then. They’re so good that you might not even realize it was homemade.
It all started when my mother would make these pancakes every morning for us kids growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. She made them with skim milk and she used to add some cinnamon and nutmeg to her batter along with other spices.
These days I don’t have any memories of having those pancakes because I didn’t eat breakfast until after school, but I do remember eating them as a kid!
I think what makes these pancakes so special is that they’re really just a variation of the classic Southern breakfast staple, but with a few changes. For example, instead of using buttermilk, you could use whole milk or heavy cream.
Instead of butter, you could substitute melted margarine or vegetable oil. And instead of eggs, you could use yolks from two hard-boiled eggs or egg whites from an overripe egg. What these pancakes are is a great food that anyone can make at anytime of day!
As for how my mother made these pancakes, she always made them from scratch. She used to make the batter the night before so it would be ready in the morning.
One thing you don’t want to do when making these pancakes is skimp on quality ingredients. You should only use real maple syrup and farm fresh eggs for the best flavor. You can always use pancake mix from the store, but they’re just not the same as homemade.
Sources & references used in this article:
Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals by CM Marchese, K Flottum – 2013 – books.google.com
It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-busy Home Cook by G Paltrow – 2016 – books.google.com
Kentucky Cooks: Favorite Recipes from Kentucky Living by L Allison-Lewis – 2009 – books.google.com