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


  • 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


  • 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 200ยบ F oven to keep warm for serving.


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