Buttermilk Pancakes and Celebrations

One of my son’s favorite breakfasts is buttermilk pancakes. Every morning when I wake him up, I ask him, “what would you like for breakfast – pancakes, waffles or bacon and biscuits?”

More mornings than not, his answer is pancakes. My recipes is a bit sweeter than other pancake recipes I’ve tried before. It took me a while to finally make a light, fluffy pancake that didn’t taste like baking powder. Now, I love baking powder, but bleh, I don’t want my pancakes to taste like it.

Anyway, since today is his birthday, I’m sharing his favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes. Which is now my favorite. Funny how that works.

I still can’t believe my baby is nine already! We spent all day yesterday celebrating his last day being eight. I love doing that each year on the day before his birthday. It’s a great way to make sure we pay attention and savor the lasts as much as we do the firsts.

By bedtime, we’ve said goodbye to the past year and are ready to ring in a new one. And for all you sentimental parents out there, it’s a great way to get nearly all of your tears out the day before their birthday!

That’s my little tip for you.

And while I’m sharing tips, here’s how I make Little Buddy’s favorite Buttermilk Pancakes.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

The perfect recipe for buttermilk pancakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 4 cups flour self-rising
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted


  • Combine dry ingredients and gently whisk through to mix.
  • Mix together buttermilk, butter and eggs.
  • Gently combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Heat griddle over medium heat.
  • Drop 1/4 cup scoops of batter onto griddle.
  • Flip once.
  • Top with a touch of butter while still piping hot.
  • Serve hot with your favorite maple or pancake syrup.


Make-Ahead Tip:

You can easily freeze extra pancakes. Simply place cooled pancakes in a zip top bag, mark them with the date prepared, and place them in your freezer. When ready to cook, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds. (Time warmed depends entirely on the wattage of your microwave.)

Enjoy! I’m off celebrating Little Buddy being nine!

23 comments on “Buttermilk Pancakes and Celebrations”

  1. It’s my fav breakfast too! Your pancakes looks so fluffy and soft. I know the buttermilk works well. 🙂

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  3. Aaaaaww, I just LOVE the idea of savoring the lasts… wish I would have thought of that last Sunday when it was my daughters last day of *not* being a teenager. Happy Birthday Buddy!

  4. What a super sweet story. Happy Birthday to your Little Guy!! I LOVE making pancakes for my kiddos and am anxious to try your recipe. I like to make them on the weekend and then freeze the extra for the busy weekdays. Have a great weekend!!!

  5. Sweet stuff Robyn. Happy Birthday to little man!

  6. happy happy birthday to your not-so-little guy!!! we LOVE breakfast in our house- I am going to try these cakes for SURE!

  7. I LOOOVE buttermilk pancakes, but never knew how to make them (my gf makes it for me)…. I’ll give your recipe a try one of these days =)

  8. I’m searching for the perfect pancake recipe. I’ll be giving this one a try.

  9. Hi, love your blog.
    Was wondering what I could use as a substitute for buttermilk? (I live in Nigeria and could not find any in local stores). Please help! 🙂

    • Hi! So glad you are enjoying it! And these pancakes?! Oh my word, you will love them. So, to make a buttermilk substitute, for every cup of buttermilk called for in a recipe, add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of whole milk. Allow it to stand on the countertop for about 5 minutes.

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  11. Thanks a lot for this pancake recipe. It is perfect. Not too sweet but creamy.

  12. Delish….Thanks for the recipe! Just made them for my family. My 3 year old and 1 year old just loved them. So light and fluffy. Sweet with a touch of tang from the buttermilk.

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  17. This recipe is seriously good! I can’t believe im saying this but it has truly converted me from not liking pancakes to LOVING THEM.

    The pancakes are super light, fluffy and THICK. Will highly recommend this recipe to friends 🙂 Thanks a lot

  18. Hi Robyn

    I simply love all your recipes, they are Flop proof and are AMAZING! my search for recipes have one home…..addapinch.com! THANK YOU

  19. I tried this recipe today and mine have a crispy outside. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong?

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