Bruce Paltrow’s Famous Pancakes

Hey Fancakes,

Sorry about the late post! The boy and I had a friend stay with us over the weekend (actually MC of Ihopapotami fame) and I just lost track of the days!! I’m making it up for it though by bringing you Bruce Paltrow’s (actually of Gwyneth fame) famous pancake recipe – LEGITIMATELY SO GOOD.


You know when someone raves about a recipe/movie/show/restaurant…basically builds up anything and then by the time you try/watch/eat it, it’s been so built up that it can’t possibly be as good as what you’ve heard? Yeah, I’m building you up buttercup, but I am not letting you down. These pancakes were amazing.  Even as I was making the batter, I just kept thinking to myself that it seemed very ordinary, but something magical must have happened while the batter rested overnight because these pancakes were OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD.



The flavor profile was perfectly balanced – lightly sweet but with the slightest tinge of salt to keep you from getting to a tooth achingly sweet breakfast.  The pancakes weren’t super fluffy, but they were fluffy enough to soak up the syrup and butter perfectly and…now I have to go make more pancakes.

4.25 out of 5 stackies: stackiestackiestackiestackie.25


Here’s the original recipe that Gwyneth (we’re on a first name basis) gave to the Chew.  My version’s just been scaled down to feed 1 (it makes 2 pancakes).


1 C flour

3 Tbs sugar

1/2 Tbs baking powder

1/2 (heaping) tsp salt

1 C buttermilk (I used 1 C whole milk + 1 Tbs lemon juice)

2 large eggs

extra milk to thin the batter (I actually didn’t need any)


Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ones.

1Cover the batter with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge overnight.

Lightly butter a small non-stick pan over medium-low heat.  Cook 1/4 C batter at a time.

2Flip after about 2 minutes.

3Flip and cook for another minute or so.  Top with butter and syrup and DEVOUR.







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