The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

The ultimate buttermilk pancakes! They're soft and fluffy, buttery, moist and tender and just perfectly flavorful. This is homestyle comfort food everyone will love any day of the year, and any time of day!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 13 pancakes
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces and melted
  • Vegetable oil or butter for griddle
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. If using a cast iron griddle to cook pancakes preheat it over a gas stove to about medium heat (larger burner medium, smaller burner medium-high, adjust as needed when cooking pancakes). 

  2. If using an electric griddle to cook pancakes preheat it to 375 degrees.
  3. If using non-stick skillets you'll want to have at least two. Skillets will only need to preheat for a minute or two, so wait to warm them until batter is almost ready.

  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, create a well in center of mixture. Set aside.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs. Pour in buttermilk and and melted butter and whisk to blend (butter may separate and that's fine). 
  6. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and whisk just until combined (batter should be rather lumpy. Don't over-mix or pancakes won't be fluffy). 
  7. Grease griddle with oil or butter right before adding batter (if using cast iron use vegetable oil) and ladle about a slightly heaping 1/3 cup batter at a time into griddle. 
  8. Allow to cook until golden on bottom, then flip and cook opposite side until golden. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you like pancakes a bit thicker use the scoop and level method to measure flour for slightly thinner pancakes use the spoon and level method to measure flour.
  2. Use real buttermilk for best results. Don't use the buttermilk substitute (of milk + lemon/vinegar) here. 
  3. Try them with fresh blueberries too. Dot onto batter after ladling onto griddle before flipping.
  4. Try them with different syrups. My favorites are homemade blueberry, strawberry or buttermilk (see notes in post above for recipes).