The Best Ever Pancakes
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
- 1-1/2 cups (6.75 oz/190g) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk remaining ingredients; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Preheat griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease griddle. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle; cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown.
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Nutrition Facts3 pancakes: 360 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 817mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
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Mar 5, 2019
Wow, I loved this recipe...finally a pancake recipe at home that tastes like the infamous pancake restaurants. I like a fluffy pancake with great texture and flavor and this recipe delivers. I did not have buttermilk, so substituted with 1 cup of milk and 1 T. lemon juice. The servings was right on too! I have never been able to make a restaurant quality pancake before, always using store bought mixes. Never again - thank you TOH Test Kitchen!
Mar 4, 2019
These were so yummy with strawberry topping or without. ??
Feb 26, 2019
These pancakes are absolutely delicious. The batter is rather thick and I needed help getting it out of my measuring cup then flattening on the griddle to pancake size. They cooked quickly and were delicious. Hubby and I loved them.
Feb 15, 2019
I thought these pancakes were really scrumptious. I could taste the vanilla and buttermilk in there. I had waited the extra 15 minutes as the Test Kitchen suggested. They were fluffy and light, but filling. We could only eat two apiece. But the rest of my family didn't get that excited, which was disappointing.
Feb 2, 2019
I've made a lot of pancakes and these really are the best. They're light and fluffy. The vanilla gives them a nice flavor boost. My new go to pancake recipe.
Feb 1, 2019
I just made these pancakes and they were great! I had to change one thing — I used olive oil instead of butter because I was totally out of butter and that never happens!!! Anyway, the pancakes were delicious — thick, but light and fluffy. Can’t wait to make them again! Yum!! (I may try a few suggestions made here like adding nuts, raisins, etc.)
Feb 1, 2019
Sorry, but the best pancakes I ever had were made from a recipe in my moms old Betty Crocker cookbook from 1954. I don't use it often, I grew up with it and sometimes it is just the best.
Jan 26, 2019
I like to smash up a banana and blend it into the batter. I've also done the same thing with berries and raisins. Adding applesauce is also a tasty option.
Jan 25, 2019
Made these yesterday and they were super !! Made the buttermilk from powdered buttermilk since that's what I keep in the pantry - they were delicious !! There were leftovers, and I'm going to reheat them today !
Jan 20, 2019
These are thick and fluffy pancakes! I love the addition of the vanilla. It gives it a little extra flavor. I did make mine by using a buttermilk substitute of lemon juice and milk.