While the rest of us ate pancakes with maple syrup (normal food), our dad would order up a plate of buckwheat pancakes with blackstrap molasses--ugh! I can still see him sitting there shoveling in forkful after forkful. As a kid, I thought it looked (and smelled) terrible. As an adult, I just might try it one day.
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Whisk buttermilk, butter, and egg together in bowl until blended. Combine flours, soda, and salt in another bowl. Whisk buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients until just blended.
Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. For each pancake, spoon scant 1/4 cup of the batter into skillet, spreading batter lightly with back of spoon.
Cook until bubbles form on surface of pancakes, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes over and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with butter and the syrup of your choice. Makes 12 pancakes.