From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles, to life as an imprisoned drug dealer, and then as an award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Jeff is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life.
Ever since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places – prison – Jeff has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation.
Join Chef Jeff at the Blueprint Men's Summit on October 18 and 19, where he will be featured as a keynote speaker.
To make Chef Jeff's pancake recipe, follow the steps below.
CHEF JEFF'S PANCAKE RECIPE
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 ¼ teaspoons fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon clarified butter (more as needed)
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and butter, mix well. Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Pour the buttermilk into the well. Starting in the center, whisk everything together, moving towards the outside of the bowl, until all ingredients are incorporated. Be careful not to over mix. Let the mixture rest for 5 mins.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium–low and add butter to the skillet. Once the butter has melted, ladle 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet. Be careful not to crowd the cooking surface.
Flip the pancakes after bubbles rise to the surface and the bottoms are golden brown (about 2 to 4 minutes). Cook until the other sides are browned. Remove the pancakes from the pan and serve hot with butter and maple syrup.