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Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

My mom's pancake recipe was a natural for the brunch we held at our family reunion. We made three batches and served the golden pancakes with a variety of toppings.—Betty Abrey, Imperial, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:10 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups buttermilk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk until blended; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, place pancakes on an ungreased baking sheet, cover with foil and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 6-10 minutes. Or, place a stack of three pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 45-90 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 270 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 913mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

Reviews for Buttermilk Pancakes

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 254666
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Perfect pancakes. I have been making these for years with my youngest granddaughter. The only change I have made is to only make 1/4 of a batch for her and I, a small splash of vanilla plus the addition of blueberries."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 252338
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"I was out of regular milk but had plenty of buttermilk on hand, & I was really happy to find this recipe. Its a keeper!"

Smaldonado User ID: 8714751 246851
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"My husband and kids loved them, even the one that is not much of a pancake lover. The batch was perfect for my whole family (six people) So it makes a lot. So fluffy and the taste can definitely say HOMEMADE."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 246337
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"This makes very good pancakes! It is very close to my regular recipe, except has no vegetable oil, but they were still great! It also makes a lot."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5184423 234981
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"I have never made good pancakes, until now. I have pretty much always used box mix thinking that was the way to go and having them never turn out. After trying this recipe I will never go back and now I will be happy to serve my family pancakes. The recipe does make a lot I may try to cut the recipe in half next time."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 230139
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"Perfect recipe! This will forever me by go-to pancake recipe!"

Luvs2Cook14 User ID: 7798403 226095
Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"I have been using the same recipe for years. Today I decided I wanted something different. Although it's pretty much the same as the other, this will be my go to recipe from now on. These were very fluffy and a bit sweeter, and no added fat. YUMMY!!!!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 223930
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"Excellent. Thick and fluffy. We did some plain, some with blueberry and some with sliced banana and pecans. Made enough to freeze."

ljcooker1 User ID: 6466314 223383
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"great mix I too mix all the dry and then add the eggs and buttermilk for the amount we need. Stores very well.

Perfect pancakes no more box mix in this house."

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 220454
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"These were easy to put together, husband loved them, no more pancake mix in our house. Cut recipe in 4ths as it is only the two of us and had to use soy milk mixed with lemon juice for the buttermilk as I have a severe milk allergy. Will mix up dry ingredients and have on hand for a quick breakfast."

EmmasMomma User ID: 4434313 215413
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"Very good. Nice and fluffy. Perfect buttermilk pancake!"

ajmull User ID: 8096285 160490
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"These are the fluffiest pancakes I have ever made. They are perfect."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 144339
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"A wonderful, basic pancake that's ready for any toppings you want to put on it!"

Kim***Larson User ID: 5559663 158349
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"Best pancakes I've ever made! I have never used eggs in pancakes before and I wasn't sure how they would taste. This is one recipe I will use from now on!"

JKvigne User ID: 6814027 143221
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"Loved them!"

applebake User ID: 6634356 65002
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Wonderful! A few simple ingredients and a stellar pancake!"

linda4223 User ID: 3410909 165619
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"The Best!!!!"

RosannTSarka User ID: 6447612 159874
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Has anyone tried combining the dry ingredients, possibly using dry buttermilk to store as a mix and then just adding the eggs and milk, (which would then complete the buttermilk ingredient each time you use the recipe?"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2199623 86346
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Very light and fluffy, way better than buttermilk pancake mix"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6938562 158334
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Very flavorful, I love it.

The problem of thick vs thin is the flour. Measure out 4 cups of flour and tap down the cups to fill, then triple sift the flour and measure without tapping down. You will have up to 1/2 cup more. First thing you could do is measure by weight, 4 cups is 17 ounces of flour per the usual baker's conversion ratio. (1 cup = 4 1/4 ounces) It's quicker to use 3 /12 cups of buttermilk and add more as needed."

kmonster User ID: 6670431 143054
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"The only pancakes I'll ever make!"

Devildancer User ID: 7058979 165617
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"These pancakes are delicious and it is now my #1 pancake recipe. I cut the recipe in half as it made too many."

dgoecke User ID: 6941328 159721
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"My family loves this recipe they like how fluffy the pancakes are."

Machensmama User ID: 6955561 97280
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Best pancakes ever!! Even better than IHOP. Some said they turned out thin. It may be because you over-mixed them. Stir just until moist and they will be thick and fluffy. Definitely my go to recipe."

dannyandcelina User ID: 1716131 86345
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Have made these many times, they turn out perfect and freeze well"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1510 165615
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"really easy, and so good.."

Kelari User ID: 6712853 158286
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Best buttermilk pancakes I have ever made. Added half a cup of blueberries just before cooking."

lawandajallen User ID: 5814373 93022
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I will never use boxed pancake mix again after having these!!! Great recipe"

Coryskitchen User ID: 6228848 86247
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"Delicious! Super easy, a new family favorite."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2044470 160383
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I Made this recipe as waffles instead of pancakes and cut it in half, i used about 2 1/4 C of buttermilk so the where watery enough.:)"

kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 165613
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I've never made real, homemade pancakes before. These blow away store bought, box pancake mixes! yum. So easy and taste great. I will probably never make pancakes from a box mix again."

RNMOM502 User ID: 1038662 97279
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"These were great! I was worried they'd be dry because of no oil or butter added, but they were very moist. Cannot wait to make with blueberries. Will always use this recipe when I want to make pancakes."

azmckinnons User ID: 4842581 159872
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Amazing fluffy pancakes!"

goldenwings User ID: 6336080 160382
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"super easy and amazingly delicious! family favorite"

ccmcmayes User ID: 4440599 143050
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Reviewed on November 6, 2011 by Mrs.C.

I thought my recipe for buttermilk pancakes was the best, but this is the best I've ever made. They were absolutely delicious. Thanks."

tobymerritt User ID: 5323926 143047
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Love it"

zillymom User ID: 6090557 92528
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"Absolutely perfect pancakes."

CoffeeBeanDiva User ID: 6085416 158285
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Sooooooo simple and delicious!!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 143220
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"Excellent. I like to add fresh or frozen blueberries."

Homecooking29 User ID: 4564336 143045
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"I just made these and they were very good ,my family loved them and from now on I will make these all the time ,thank you for sharing this marvellous recipe."

mrsvette User ID: 834250 143217
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"What a treat! Everyone enjoyed it! Easy to make too!"

jetfan27 User ID: 967384 112541
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"If you want them even more tender, use all cake flour or at least 1/2 cake flour."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 208164
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"This is my go-to recipe for pancakes. They're wonderful. Often I'll add fresh or frozen blueberries, which really makes them great."

pastaman13 User ID: 4004103 143216
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"loved it!!"

eye_lady User ID: 4552636 86245
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Very Good, I halved the recipe to feed less people, and had good results! I think the "thick v/s thin" batter has to do with the consistency of your buttermilk, and sea level elevation. Here in Chicagoland we have a thicker buttermilk, and I found the batter very thick. But still delish! This has become a keeper recipe in my house...."

jaelspike User ID: 4785474 112540
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Not too thin at all!"

TxVee User ID: 3450142 159870
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"If you are used to the thicker Bisquick pancakes, these will seem thin. I, on the other hand, add extra milk to Bisquick when I use it, because they are too thick! Think IHOP!"

brenda taylor User ID: 4096857 72385
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"Based on the comments from other "reviewers", I decided to try using only 3 1/2 cups of buttermilk. The pancakes turned out beautifully and everyone agreed that they were the best pancakes I had ever made."

Karanic2 User ID: 3130116 112538
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"I was concerned at first by the comments that the batter was too thin, but that was not my experience at all. The batter was fine and the pancakes are very moist and tender. This is definitely now my go-to recipe for pancakes."

chellenic User ID: 1730685 92527
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"these are the best pancakes I've made! they are so easy and quick. we make them all the time!"

katejudy311 User ID: 3820802 72365
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"These are my son's favorite pancakes. Every weekend he asks for the 'fluffy pancakes' and I am happy to serve these.They are the best I have ever made. I half the recipe sometimes with great results.Thanks for a great recipe!"

gretchen74 User ID: 1540547 158284
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"Batter was very thin, i added 1/3 cup more flour."

cracker_jack1999 User ID: 3680977 92526
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I thought the batter was a little thin so I added about 1/4 cup more of flour."

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