Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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This scrumptious buttermilk pancake recipe will create the best buttermilk pancakes you’ve ever had. Freshly back from the Pinch of Yum photography workshop in Minneapolis, I’m so excited to share images of my favorite buttermilk pancakes with you along with instructions on how to make them in your own kitchen.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

These are all the ingredients you’ll need to make the best buttermilk pancakes in town. Although you can use any pancake syrup, my favorite is Mrs. Butterworth’s Original Syrup. Its thick, rich, buttery taste is the perfect topping for your delicious stack of homemade pancakes. What’s your favorite pancake syrup?

Buttermilk Pancakes

If you’re wondering what makes these fluffy golden flapjacks the best buttermilk pancakes, it’s the divine taste of vanilla plus just a touch of lovely citrus flavor. It’s a perfect combination. So put away that box of pancake mix and pull out your apron. I’m here to show you how to make the best buttermilk pancakes from scratch!

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

I use a KitchenAid stand mixer with a flat beater to make the batter for my buttermilk pancakes, but you can use a hand mixer or whisk. All three of these handy kitchen tools will get the job done quickly and easily. Start by briefly mixing all of the dry ingredients together in one large bowl. Then add all the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix until everything is incorporated. Don’t over mix. It’s absolutely fine to have some lumps in your buttermilk pancake batter. That’s completely normal.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

When making buttermilk pancakes for a crowd, such as a big family brunch or a pancake breakfast fundraiser, it’s helpful to use a pancake batter dispenser like the one above. Not only does it help make the process go quite a bit faster, you’ll also have beautiful buttermilk pancakes that are all about the same size.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

To prevent some of my pancakes from being darker than others, between batches I just briefly pull my griddle away from the heat for about a minute or two. This gives the griddle a chance to cool down just a bit so that the second and third batches of buttermilk pancakes are about the same golden color as the first batch. So when I butter the griddle for my second and third batches of pancakes, and when I’m pouring the batter onto the griddle for them, my griddle is briefly off the hot burners and away from the flames.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

When making pancakes for a large family brunch such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or another festive occasion, you can set out a variety of pancake toppings. Beautiful ideas include raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, homemade whipped cream, powdered sugar, butter, and one or two types of pancake syrup. Everyone can build their own delicious stack of buttermilk pancakes and garnish them however they’d like!

Today I made these fabulous buttermilk pancakes for my husband along with a batch of homemade whipped cream. He had his fork and plate in hand ready to go as soon as the pancakes came off the griddle. Munching down he wholeheartedly agreed that these are truly the best buttermilk pancakes he’s ever tasted.

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Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Best Buttermilk Pancakes


This scrumptious buttermilk pancake recipe will create the best buttermilk pancakes you’ve ever had. I’m so excited to share images of my favorite buttermilk pancakes with you along with instructions on how to make them in your own kitchen.


  • 2 +1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup milk, either whole or 2% lowfat
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Butter for cooking and garnishing
  • Pancake syrup


  1. Briefly mix or whisk dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add the wet ingredients: eggs, melted butter that’s been cooled down a bit so it’s not hot to the touch, vanilla, lemon juice, milk and buttermilk. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Don’t overmix! The pancake batter will still have some lumps – but that’s okay.
  3. Heat a pancake griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the griddle with butter.
  4. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, ladle the pancake batter onto the grill. Allow pancakes to cook about 1-2 minutes. You’ll see small bubbles starting to form. Flip the pancakes over and continue to cook them for another 1-2 minutes until done.
  5. Briefly remove your griddle from the heat while you transfer the cooked buttermilk pancakes to a platter. Grease the griddle again and put it back over the heated burners. Repeat the process until all the buttermilk pancakes have been made.
  6. Garnish as desired. Serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Here’s another close-up view of these delicious pancakes. After your first bite you’ll definitely agree that these are the best buttermilk pancakes you’ve ever had.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes


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Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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How to Make the Best Buttermilk Pancakes > Your Thoughts

Are you a pancake lover? What do think of this “Best Buttermilk Pancakes” recipe? Can you almost taste the homemade goodness? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

36 thoughts on “Best Buttermilk Pancakes”

  1. I literally never leave reviews on recipes. I made these and they are, hands down, the best pancakes ever. My 5 year old ate probably 5 or 6 pancakes.

  2. Fluffy is right! Why did I never think of adding lemon juice before? It works with the baking soda to make these the fluffiest pancakes I have ever made, thanks!

  3. oh my! I am a convenient box kinda girl, but on the weekends, I like to flex my domestic goddess muscle. Your recipe certain worked! Thanks very much for making it easy for me to pretend to be an amazing chef!

  4. Why do I have to see this? The picture makes me drool over this. Now I wanna make some or drop by the nearest coffee shop that offers pancakes too. Pinning this so I can go back on the recipe.

  5. You have done such an amazing job with the pictures. You really make me want to try this recipe. Love how you have garnished them with berries.

  6. I am a sucker for buttermilk pancakes, but I never have time to make them anymore! This seems like a simple recipe, so I definitely need to try it out !

  7. Your pancakes are literally calling me. You did it great and your photos are sooo awesome. They make me even more hungry! haha

  8. Buttermilk pancakes!!! and fresh berries is so perfect. I get such a delightful feeling seeing these kinds of good stuff. I love it. Bookmarked this too.

  9. These look scrumptious. I wonder if I can make these with coconut cream instead of buttermilk. Question about the griddle pan. How easy is it to clean? I bought a cast iron one once and threw it out. It was a total disaster.

  10. I am no way near as skilled as you when it comes to making food but your buttermilk pancakes are practically leaving me salivating at the screen. Its a good thing I am alone in my room otherwise people might be wondering why it looks like I am about to make out with my screen haha. Yum pinning for later x

  11. My husband loves pancakes too. I think it I should funny that your husband had his fork ready and waiting. I will definitely have to try this recipe. My husband has a birthday this weekend, I think I will make these for him.

  12. Wow this buttermilk pancake recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. Pancakes are always a big hit in my house. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.

  13. I have never used buttermilk but seeing how nice your pancakes look, it’s something I am defo going to change. I am getting so hungry just looking at the pictures!

  14. Mmmm I love love love buttermilk pancakes on weekends when we make big family breakfasts, and these look amazing!! I’m so curious about the Pinch of Yum photography workshops too. That’s awesome that you got to go to it!

  15. I’m such a sucker for good buttermilk pancakes. I love that they can be paired with pretty much any breakfast food. They look amazing!

    • Dara, I guarantee you’ll absolutely love the scrumptious results when making this recipe for The Best Buttermilk Pancakes. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. :-)


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