This Perfect Buttermilk Pancake recipe rivals any restaurant! Made from scratch, this pancakes recipe is easy to make and will definitely become a favorite!

Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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.

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How to Make Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes

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.

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 1/3 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.

Since these are 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 all the time. I promise!

Here’s my Perfect Buttermilk Pancake Recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Essential Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

The perfect buttermilk pancake recipe that rival any restaurant! Made from scratch, this buttermilk pancake recipe will definitely become a favorite!
4.94 from 16 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Servings: 4
Course Breakfast
Calories: 457kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or cooking oil
  • butter for griddle or skillet

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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 1/3 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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58 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

  5. Made these this morning/afternoon for my honey who LOVES breakfast but more importantly, LOVES these pancakes! I added maple extract to give them a maple boost. What I love is the recipe is easy and whips up quickly. THANKS

  6. HI! My family loves pancakes. But its hard to get buttermilk where I came from. Can I cheat using the homemade Milk+ vinegar/lemon juice combinations as substitute? Would the taste & texture varies?

  7. The pancakes were delicious with crispy buttery ends. I loved them. I used the powdered buttermilk from a can. It worked out well.

  8. I have now made these babies two times and they are indeed the PERFECT buttermilk pancake. I frequently try new recipes but this one is my favorite. I had two pancakes left over one time and heated them up on low in the toaster the next day and they were still incredibly delicious. From now on if I ever have buttermilk on hand I will absolutely make these. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this great recipe!!

  9. I love pancakes and this is the BEST one I’ve tried! I made them yesterday morning and am eating leftovers for dinner. They’re better than recipes from famous celebrity cooks 😉

  10. These are my family’s absolute favourite pancakes, and we’ve tried A LOT of recipes! I premix the dry ingredients into mason jars to make quick delicious pancakes in the mornings. My kids ask for these at least once a week.

    1. I’m so glad your family enjoys these pancakes. These are still a favorite at my house! I love your idea of premixing the ingredients to make these even easier on busy mornings. xo

  11. I realized that I’d never had pancakes that didn’t come from a box mix. So glad I chose this recipe. I was a bit concerned because the batter was thick and lumpy but I proceeded. They turned out so light and fluffy and were soooo good. No more box mix ever !

  12. I ran out of box mix so I did a quick search and found these.I can’t believe how fluffy they were. The whole family loved them!

  13. Very tasty, found the batter a little too thick so added another 1/3 cup buttermilk to get the consistency I liked. I’ve been looking for the perfect recipe and I found it finally.  

  14. It’s a wonderful recipe! The flavor soooo yummy! Will use this recipe again and again….thank you for publishing the perfect pancake recipe!

  15. I am in love with your French toast batter and I thought I’d try your pancake batter. Let me tell you this recipe did not let me down. The kids loved these pancakes and said I should use these from now on instead of the stores boxed pancakes. I Look forward to trying other recipes of yours. 😊

    1. Wonderful to hear, Tamika! I’m excited your family loved the pancakes – they are a favorite in my home so I am glad you enjoyed them as well! I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy other recipes. I’m thrilled to have you here! xo

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