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Cheddar Chive Pancakes

Cheddar Chive pancakes on a plate with maple syrup and fried eggs and bacon in the backround

So here we are again trying to figure out what to make for dinner

Every idea we throw out there to our kids is greeted with bored eye rolls

I had recently received a Blackstone outdoor griddle for Father’s day and was thinking that maybe it was a good night for breakfast for dinner

Our kids typically are on board for that

Here’s the catch though…  my wife is not a big breakfast fan

The fact that she really doesn’t eat breakfast at breakfast time certainly meant she wasn’t going to buy into this for dinner

And then I had an epiphany…

I would take our already fail-proof buttermilk pancake recipe and bring it up a whole other savory level with cheddar cheese and chives!

Folks, I think we have a winner!!!

Let’s start with our buttermilk pancakes

If you don’t happen to have buttermilk you can simply make some by adding lemon juice to milk

So in this case I’m adding 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to 2 cups of milk

Let the buttermilk sit for 10 minutes or so


Next, let’s work on our dry ingredients

We will need 3 cups of all purpose flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt


Add all of the dry ingredients in with the flour and whisk to combine


I then dumped this into my Ninja food processor

You can use a blender or just mix away in a large bowl


Next we will need 2 large eggs


Give the eggs a whisk


Add the buttermilk into the eggs


Whisk to combine


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients


Give it a blend

After around 30-40 seconds or so I turn it off and use a rubber spatula to make sure the dry ingredients are being incorporate with the wet


Blend some more until you have a nice batter

Now this is the really important

You need to let the batter rest at least 30 minutes or so in the refrigerator

This is key to lighter fluffier pancakes so plan ahead


Once the batter has rested we can incorporate the cheddar and chives

You can also use scallions for this but we had an abundance of chives growing and figured we should use them

No really… we seriously have a ton!


So we used 3/4 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese that we shredded and 1 very large bunch of chives


We gave the chives a very fine chop


Add in the cheese and chives


Gently fold the cheese and chives into the batter


Time to start cooking

We are going to use our flat top griddle

You can use a frying pan or stove top griddle

I’m heating a layer of butter on the griddle because pancakes just taste better with a little butter


I like to use 1/4 cup measure to pour out the batter to help keep them all roughly the same size

Let them cook 2-4 minutes

You want some air holes to appear on the top

You can take a peak at them with your spatula to see if they are becoming golden brown


Let’s give them a flip

When you let the batter rest, you will notice the pancakes will actually puff up and rise when you flip them

Looking good!


Let them cook another 2-3 minutes

Remove and set aside

These are some fluffy and golden looking pancakes!


We served these with a side of eggs, bacon and our favorite local syrup!

Cheddar Chive pancakes on a plate with maple syrup and fried eggs and bacon in the backround



Simply Sundays! ~ Cheddar Chive Pancakes

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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2 cups of milk

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

3 cups of flour

3 tablespoons of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 large eggs

3/4 cups of extra sharp cheddar

1 large bunch of chives

2 tablespoons of butter


Combine 2 cups of whole milk with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and set aside for 10 minutes to make buttermilk

In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Pour the dry ingredients into a blender or food processor

In a bowl whisk together 2 large eggs and the 2 cups of buttermilk until combined.  Pour the wet ingredients into the blender with the dry ingredients.  Blend for around 30-40 seconds then use a rubber spatula to ensure the dry ingredients are being incorporated properly with the wet

Refrigerate the batter and allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes

After the batter has rested, shred 3/4 cup of extra sharp cheddar.  Finely chop 1 large bunch of chives and gently fold both into the pancake batter

Heat a pan or griddle and lightly coat with butter.  Using a 1/4 cup measure, start pouring the pancake batter onto the griddle. Let them cook 2-4 minutes.  You want some air holes to appear on the top.  You can take a peak at them to see if they are becoming golden brown

Flip them and cook another 2-3 minutes.  Remove and set aside.  We served these with a side of eggs, bacon and our favorite local syrup

Tools used to make this recipe

Cuisinart Boxed Grater

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup

Silicone Flexible Rubber Baking Spatula

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

OXO Good Grips Flat Wire Whisk

Blackstone 28 inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle

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12 comments on “Cheddar Chive Pancakes

  1. Pingback: Cheddar Chive Pancakes — Simply Sundays! | My Meals are on Wheels

  2. The Twin Cooking Project (The Twin Cooking Project)

    This recipe looks so good!!! Trying this out super soon.

  3. Beth Neels

    We often eat breakfast for dinner! I love the sound of these savory pancakes! Can’t wait to give them a try!!

  4. These are simple perfection. I will definitely save this recipe. Thanks so much for the inspo. Great easy to make and super delicious recipe – mmmm yummmm!

  5. Lesli Schwartz

    Love these pancakes! Been wanting to make a savory pancake for a while now. Adding to the menu!

  6. Savory pancakes???!! How have I not had these yet! NEed to make them ASAP.

  7. jeannette9712gmailcom

    OK, so I have never heard of savory pancakes! I sooo want to try this, especially when you put syrup on it anyway! YUM! I love cheddar cheese and chives together.

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      They’re good with or without syrup! Hope you like them!

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