Snowy Day Breakfast: The Best-Ever Fluffy Pancakes

What better way to spend a cold, snowy Sunday morning than with some yummy, warm pancakes? That is just what we did this morning. I decided today would be the best day to kickoff my journey of making every recipe in the “Magnolia Table” cookbook by Joanna Gaines. I chose to start with “The Best-Ever Fluffy Pancakes” on page 51 not only because my household loves some good breakfast food, but also because my husband has began a new hobby, as well….making pure maple syrup. He tapped a few of our trees earlier this week, and in just 3 days he has made about 7 cups of syrup! {Fun fact: it takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.}

Check out that pure maple goodness. yum!

Pancake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk all wet ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour liquid ingredients into the large bowl with dry ingredients, mix until well combined. Let stand for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Heat griddle or skillet to medium-high heat and oil generously. Once heated properly, pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the cooking surface.
  5. Cook until lightly browned on bottom and batter is bubbly, flip and cook until other side is lightly browned.

* Makes 4 servings, serve hot with butter and maple syrup (Adapted from Joanna Gaines recipe, I have included a link to the cookbook)

After resting for 20-30 minutes, the batter should begin to get fluffy.
Pour pancake batter far enough apart so that the pancakes are not touching while cooking.
The final product, served with pure maple syrup. The perfect breakfast for our snowy day. Let me know if you try the recipe : )

So, why did I decide to start a blog?

Short answer: To document my experiences with my new endeavor.

Long answer: Ever since I was on maternity leave with my first beautiful baby girl, I have been watching quite a bit of cooking shows. That was 4 years ago; since that time, I have birthed another beautiful baby girl and left my full time nursing job to stay at home with the both of them. Timing could not have been more perfect for the change because of this thing called Covid. My last day at my full time job was February 27, 2020, just days before the entire country went on lockdown mode. Back to the subject at hand, one of the most recent cooking shows that I binge watched was “Magnolia Table”, featuring the amazing Joanna Gaines. I watched every episode within days, shortly after, I had an idea. My idea was to obtain a copy of her cookbook and make every recipe at least once. I now have the book and thought…what better way to document my experiences than to begin a blog. This may just be a place that I can come to look back on, or I may get viewers… who knows, either way I can’t wait to begin cooking. *disclaimer: in no way am I a professional cook or even a self-proclaimed chef, I am just your ordinary stay-at-home mom looking for a new hobby or two