Strawberry Pancakes With Mamma Callie's Syrup

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

12 pancakes

  • For the Syrup:
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Small pinch of salt
  • For the Pancakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for greasing
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Make the syrup: Add 3/4 cup water, the brown sugar and salt to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves. Let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool before serving.

  • Make the pancakes: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs and cooled melted butter to a second bowl and whisk to combine.

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture. Stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not overmix or you'll end up with tough and chewy pancakes!

  • Heat a large electric griddle or nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil and a pat of butter. Once the butter melts, wipe the skillet with a paper towel. Ladle about 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Place a small handful of sliced strawberries on top of the pancakes. Cook until the bubbles begin to burst on the surface, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook until the second side is a nice golden brown, about 2 more minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter; put the finished pancakes on a sheet tray and keep warm in the oven as you finish.

  • Arrange the pancakes on individual plates and serve with the syrup.

  • Photograph by Jacob Snavely

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I modified this recipe some.  I added twice as much baking powder, used 2% milk instead of buttermilk, added 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, and omitted strawberries from the pancakes and instead topped then with a strawberry glaze I made from another recipe.  I also recommend topping with whipped cream for a special treat!  Using this method, I thought these pancakes were to die for!  Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You should modify the recipe to say that if you over mix it, the pancakes will become very flat. They weren't tough and chewy, but they didn't break apart with a fork. I probably would have been a little more careful if I had read that. Mine was very lumpy so I had to stir the lumps out and it 'broke' the batter, making it go from very thick and fluffy to watery and messy. Definitely not the fluffy pancakes I was hoping for. I am going to try again with real buttermilk, as I made my own with lemon juice. I also think sifting the dry ingredients slowly into the wet might help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with my 5yr old daughter, easy to make and delicious! Just perfect, light, fluffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! My son asked me to make Strawberry pancakes, found this recipe and will be using it from now on. Absolutely Divine! All my son could say is MMMMMmmmmmmmmm. Thank you for a fabulous recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these with only one substitution (half and half and milk and they came out great! Everyone loved these and the syrup was outstanding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievable pancakes. I just added blackberries and blueberries along with the strawberry's. Perfect recipe, the buttermilk really makes them thick and creamy. It's a must make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Came looking for a good buttermilk pancake recipe that i could make from scratch...found two...and chose this one. The one word I'd use to describe it "SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS" And for those of you who don't know what that word means buy this disney classic film "Mary Poppins" to learn, and reconnect with your inner precociousness and love of Disney. Shame on you if you don't ;- I'll definitely be using this recipe again when the mood for pancakes strikes me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love mamma callie's homemade syrup! I can't stand store bought syrup anymore. When they did the pancake challenge in our house she won hands down! Now every sunday i make homemade pancakes for my girls. Thank you for inspiring me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this recipe, the pancakes are more like a crepe consistency probably because I didn't find the buttermilk so I substituted it with whole milk and blueberries instead of strawberries. The syrup was great and I added chopped granny apples and cinnamon to it. We really love it. YUM This one is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great, the pancakes came out so fluffy and moist. I will make again but next time I will use blueberries. I also added a table spoon or two of extra sugar. I couldnt get the syrup right. I tried it twice but each time the syrup ended up crystalizing.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soo hu7bby loved this as well, and he's not a big pancake man...very sweet! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So great, i used bananas and put some walnuts in it soooooooooooo good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! The recipe was easy, the syrup was surprisingly yummy, and the strawberries carmelized perfectly onto the pancakes. I served with turkey sausage which balanced out the sweetness really well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing Pancakes! Light, fluffy, moist, flavorful, with caramelized strawberries - I ate 3 giant pancakes myself. It is very important to mix lightly only - undermixed is probably better than overmixed. Enjoy these delectable treats!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! I will never go back to a box... or as I was taught bisquick... My family loves these.. I do use frozed blueberries instead and it is just awesome. Very filling. It is thick so back sure they are cooked before flipping. they are so fluffy, so easy to make, totally impress everyone with this recipe. and the sryup is awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good... Husband and son devoured them! I am normally a maple syrup person (and I mean 100% REAL maple syrup) but I made the brown sugar sauce and it really worked with the strawberries. The batter is THICK so watch it to make sure it is really cooked before you pull it off the griddle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this recipe in our house. It is a great basic pancake recipe that is there in place of boxed pancake mix. I added an extra tsp. of baking powder to make it extra fluffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these alongside Pat Neely's Buttermilk Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Berry Syrup and they just didn't match up. The syrup is very basic, much like Mrs. Butterworth's. The pancakes are good, but the addition of the strawberries changed the consistency and made them a bit like crepes and not pancakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe again (I had so many strawberries to use up). I used real buttermilk this time and was very careful not to overmix it. Someone told me lumpy batter makes the best pancakes, so I didn't let it bother me. They turned out great! The only problem I had was putting the strawberries on top and then flipping them, totally ruins the strawberries! Even on my no stick griddle. So after the first batch I ended up putting the sliced strawberries into the batter and it worked out much much better (except that I should have diced the strawberries instead, as the slices were a bit too big and made the pancakes form in weird shapes). There will definitely be many next times! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You may have stirred the mixture, which will cause crystallization. Anytime you make a sugar syrup, never ever disturb the mixture. Just let it sit there and cook. At the most, you can very gently swirl the pan, itself. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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