Buttermilk Pancakes

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These are the Best Buttermilk Pancakes!

stack of Buttermilk Pancakes

There is nothing like making pancakes on a weekend morning. My family lives for me making special breakfasts on the weekends! This recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes is so much better than a box of pre-made powdered pancake mix. And it’s so easy to make, and everyone is always appreciate of a homemade effort!

Ingredients for Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients needed for homemade buttermilk pancakes:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla
  • oil
  • egg

Buttermilk Pancake Batter

You’ll combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients in another bowl. Combine the dry and the wet, and you’ve got your pancake batter.

Cooking Buttermilk Pancakes

You might want to buy:

  • An Electric Griddle!  I love my electric griddle for making pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon. It’s nonstick, so nothing sticks and it’s super easy to clean. I especially love that you can make 6 pancakes at a time. Before I had a griddle, I made pancakes in a skillet, and I could only make one or two pancakes at a time. Having the griddle is a game changer!

Cooking Buttermilk Pancakes

The griddle heats nice and evenly, so you can make 6 pancakes at a time and they are all done at the same time! This is especially helpful if you have several hungry people waiting for pancakes. Feel free to double or triple the recipe.

Adding syrup to Buttermilk Pancakes

You can eat a big stack of pancakes or just eat a couple. I love the big stack!

Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes

These buttermilk pancakes are so light and fluffy. Serve them with warm maple syrup and some berries, if you have them. Enjoy!

Eating Buttermilk Pancakes

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Totally perfect pancake recipe!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 4-inch pancakes
Calories 85kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk, pancakes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil
  • warm maple syrup, for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and other dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil; pour into the well and stir until smooth.
  • Preheat a medium nonstick griddle or skillet. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter onto the preheated griddle or skillet. Turn the pancakes when the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges begin to brown. Cook for a minute or so more, until lightly browned on the other side too. Serve with warm maple syrup.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 3 | Green WW Smartpoints: 3 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 3

Eating Buttermilk Pancakes


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  • Reba wrote:

    If you don’t have buttermilk, do you think regular milk (2%) would work and still taste good?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      You need to have buttermilk, but you can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to regular milk.

  • Keisha E wrote:

    These are a family hit. I made them for Christmas and I am officially the breakfast sister. They taste amazing!! I added vanilla extract for taste.

  • Stacie wrote:

    Made these this morning and they were delicious! So fluffy and light! I added a t. of vanilla for some added flavor and used coconut oil in place of vegetable oil. Great recipe!

  • Matty-B wrote:

    Hi Lori,

    I love this recipe…especially in Germany where there is no Bisquick.