Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes are a classic breakfast dish that never fails to bring comfort and delight to those who indulge in them. These fluffy and golden discs of goodness are a staple in many households, loved by both young and old. With their irresistible aroma and melt-in-your-mouth texture they are the perfect way to start your day.

The secret to the exceptional taste and texture of buttermilk pancakes lies in the main ingredient: buttermilk. This tangy and creamy liquid adds a delightful zing to the batter, resulting in pancakes that are light, tender, and slightly tangy. Combined with the other basic pancake ingredients like flour, eggs, sugar, and baking powder, buttermilk creates a perfect harmony of flavors and gives the pancakes their characteristic fluffiness.

When cooked to perfection on a hot skillet, these pancakes develop a beautiful golden-brown crust that encases a soft and airy interior. As the pancake mixture cooks and spreads on the hot surface, the delicious smell of freshly made pancakes fills the room, making you even more excited to take your first bite.

Buttermilk pancakes are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. They can be served simply with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, allowing the flavors to shine through. For those seeking a more indulgent experience they can be served with various toppings such as fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dusting of powdered sugar. Some even enjoy them with a dollop of whipped cream, Greek Yogurt or a sprinkling of chocolate chips for an extra touch of decadence.

How to make buttermilk pancakes

To make these delightful pancakes start by whisking together the dry ingredients, including flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, in a large bowl. Next, mix the eggs with sugar, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Add buttermilk to the mixture and alternate with the flour mixture.

Stir until the ingredients are well combined. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter. Pour up to ⅓ cup of pancake batter onto the pan. Allow the pancakes to cook for approximately 2-3 minutes until bubbles begin to form on the top surface. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until they turn a lovely golden brown.

Buttermilk Pancakes -  stack of pancakes cut

Serve the pancakes with a delightful combination of honey, maple syrup, and fresh berries.

Buttermilk pancakes are a breakfast favorite that can bring happiness to any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxed weekend morning, seeking comfort on a rainy day, or treating someone special, these pancakes are a timeless delight. Their delicious taste and enduring popularity have made them a beloved choice for breakfast throughout the years.

So, next time you crave a delectable morning feast, grab a stack of buttermilk pancakes and let their wonderful flavors transport you to a state of breakfast bliss. If you try them out don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

4.50 from 6 votes
Buttermilk pancakes are a classic breakfast dish that never fails to bring comfort and delight to those who indulge in them. These fluffy and golden discs of goodness are a staple in many households, loved by both young and old.
Servings 15 pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 ¼ cups (280g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (8g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 3 tbsp (45g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (480ml) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45g) butter , melted


  • In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix the eggs with sugar, vanilla extract and butter. Add buttermilk and alternate with flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and lightly grease with butter. Add up to ⅓ cup of pancake batter.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes until bubbles form on top.
  • Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with honey, maple syrup and fresh berries.



Serving: 1 pancakeCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 19.2gProtein: 3.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4.7gCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 124kcal
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk, pancakes

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  1. Bună, Ella!
    Ce este “buttermilk”, de fapt?
    Lapte bătut?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Da.. lapte batut.

  2. Emilia Maria García Garcia says:

    5 stars

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