Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 (4-inch) pancakes 1x


The best buttermilk pancakes recipe is here. These are fluffy pancakes that are easy to make and will stop you from ever reaching for that premade store-bought pancake mix.



  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour crea
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 12 teaspoons vegetable oil


  1. In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, sour cream, eggs, and melted butter; set aside.
  2. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients; pour in milk mixture and whisk very gently until just combined (batter will be lumpy). Do not over mix. Allow batter to sit 10 minutes before cooking.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Using paper towels, carefully wipe out oil, leaving thin film of oil on bottom and sides of pan. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto 4 spots on skillet. Cook until edges are set, first side is golden brown, and bubbles on surface are just beginning to break, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a thin, wide spatula, flip pancakes and continue to cook until second side is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining batter, using remaining oil as necessary. Serve pancakes immediately.


  • To make on an electric griddle, set the griddle temperature to 350 degrees and cook as directed.
  • A lower-protein all-purpose flour (like Gold Medal or Pillsbury) is best for this recipe, however, if you use an all-purpose flour with a higher protein content (like King Arthur) you will need to add an extra tablespoon or two of buttermilk.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: buttermilk pancakes