Perfect Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

The perfect buttermilk pancake recipe that rival any restaurant! Made from scratch, this buttermilk pancake recipe will definitely become a favorite!

Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe | ©

Pancakes make one of our favorite, go to recipe for lazy weekends or even when we are in a breakfast for dinner sort of mood. I’ve shared my large quantity pancake recipe that makes enough pancakes for a huge crowd or to save and store in the freezer for later, but realized I’ve never shared what I call my perfect buttermilk pancake recipe that is sized just right for four people. Of course you can double the recipe if you are needing to feed a few more than four.

Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe | ©

Ready in just a few minutes, it’s not hard to get everyone to the breakfast table when they know these babies are waiting on them. Light, fluffy, and so delicious, you’ll get requests for these pancakes. I promise!

Here’s my Perfect Buttermilk Pancake Recipe.

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Essential Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
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The perfect buttermilk pancake recipe that rival any restaurant! Made from scratch, this buttermilk pancake recipe will definitely become a favorite!
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter or cooking oil
  • butter for griddle or skillet
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, and melted butter or cooking oil in a 2-cup measuring cup. Pour buttermilk mixture slowly into the flour mixture, stirring to combine as you pour. Allow to rest for about 3 minutes.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter to griddle or skillet to make sure well coated. Scoop pancake batter onto prepared griddle or skillet by about ⅓ cup. Allow to cook until the edges of the pancake have lost their sheen and bubbles have formed in the center of the top of the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake and allow to cook about 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove from griddle or skillet and serve warm or place on a rimmed sheet pan in a 200º F oven to keep warm for serving.

Robyn xo


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  1. 8

    alice f says

    Oh my goodness, if these pancakes taste anything close to how they look, then they will certainly be delicious!

  2. 10

    Niranj Pather says

    Hi Robyn, just tried a batch, totally awesome. Fluffy just like pancakes should be! I used half the mixture and saved the rest for a great breakfast treat tomorrow! Many thanks

  3. 11

    Aysha Yousuf says

    Hi Robyn. Wanted to know if pancakes can be frozen too just like waffles. I tried ur waffle recipe nd froze the extra batches. My son loved them.

  4. 13

    Amie says

    Hi I was wondering if this mix sitting in the fridge over night to be used the next day would still work or does it loose some of its fluff that way? Niranj Pather said she saved half of it and I was wondering how that worked out. Thanks looks yummy

  5. 17

    carol says

    Just finished making the pancakes, beautiful. My daughter and son in law loved them. My daughter said they tasted like McDonald’s pancakes.


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