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Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

These buttermilk pancakes are light, fluffy, and delicious! Made with minimal ingredients and so good with warmed maple syrup! 

Buttermilk Pancakes

The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes are not new here. We make them at least once a week (which is not a surprise since I am the mother to a seven year old with a serious sweet tooth) and have tried SO many variations. A few of our favorites?

I would say top three are the Cornmeal, Gingerbread, and Chunky Monkey versions, with the cornmeal being my go-to (seriously, it is a salty sweet combo that needs to be in your life).

When I gave this buttermilk version a try my son was not too thrilled.

I almost always make wacky flavors or out of the box versions so how was he supposed to settle for a plain ol’ boring pancake??? Good news is that one bite in and he proclaimed these “the best ever!” and even says they beat out McDonald’s (Do not judge. You know there breakfast is irresistible). That is about the highest compliment I have received in the history of his short life.

Like my mini pancakes, this recipe is super freezer friendly!

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

Ingredients for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Buttermilk
  • Whole milk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract

The secret to these fluffy and flavorful breakfast cakes are in the ingredients. I have seen people use substitutes in place of buttermilk, but this is not the time for one of those.

You want to use the real stuff and don’t reach for the fat free. Another secret is to make sure you don’t over mix. Use a gentle hand while stirring to avoid your pancakes from falling flat. OH, and try to use a cast iron skillet but that isn’t required.

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe on One Sweet Appetite

What does buttermilk do to pancakes?

The acid in buttermilk helps react with the baking soda giving your pancakes extra fluffiness. THIS is the key to truly fluffy and delicious pancakes. It also helps make each bite a little more “melt in your mouth.”

Buttermilk Substitute: 

No buttermilk? No problem! Honestly, the real stuff makes this recipe what it is. But in a pinch you can use this very simple substitute. 

  1. Place one tablespoon of vinegar into a measuring cup.
  2. Top with enough milk to reach the 1 cup line.
  3. Let sit five to ten minutes.
  4. Stir and use as directed in the recipe. 
Easy Buttermilk Pancakes

How to make perfect buttermilk pancakes:

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a large measuring cup and mix to combine. Pour and fold into your dry ingredients until just combined being careful not to over mix.
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup of your batter onto a preheated skillet. Cook over medium/low heat until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with syrup, jam, or fresh fruit.

Tips for better than IHOP buttermilk pancakes:

  • Use room temperature ingredients for fluffy pancakes. I take my eggs and milk out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before starting.
  • Do not over mix the batter. This recipe turns out best if you gently fold the ingredients together.
  • Clarified butter is what I use when greasing my pan. It tends to brown less quickly and gives my pancakes a beautiful golden color.

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe on One Sweet Appetite

Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These buttermilk pancakes are light, fluffy, and delicious! Made with minimal ingredients and so good with warmed maple syrup! 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a large measuring cup and mix to combine. Pour and fold into your dry ingredients until just combined being careful not to over mix.
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup of your batter onto a preheated skillet. Cook over medium/low heat until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with syrup, jam, or fresh fruit.

Notes

Use room temperature ingredients for fluffy pancakes. I take my eggs and milk out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before starting.

Do not over mix the batter. This recipe turns out best if you gently fold the ingredients together.

Clarified butter is what I use when greasing my pan. It tends to brown less quickly and gives my pancakes a beautiful golden color.

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Tuesday 7th of February 2017

Hi Samantha, found it… They come off easier if you leave them to cool first but you can tell as soon as you take them from the oven if they are not ready the whole middle stays on the paper. Yes it is the balance between making sure they are done but not letting them brown. Sometimes it is just a couple of minutes difference. I often have them a little brown if I get distracted with kids – see the nut free recipe for example.

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Tuesday 7th of February 2017

dit :Quand j’étais petite et que je volais sur Concorde en Business Class… on me donnait du caviar à la petite cuillère.Ca calmait mes angoisses.Tu crois que c’est pour ça que j’ai la peau douce ?

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

I love a good buttermilk pancake! Yours look perfect!

Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Monday 26th of September 2016

You seriously can't beat a fluffy buttermilk pancake! These look perfect!

Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

Monday 26th of September 2016

Haha! I'm with Kelly -- I'll take these over McDonald's any day! I am one of the cheaters who uses substitutions all the time, but I think I need to make these real deal buttermilk pancakes soon! I know they'd be amazing :)

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