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Best Homemade Pancake Recipe (Buttermilk Pancakes Mix from Scratch)

4.5 from 86 votes
Make the best buttermilk pancakes with my Best Pancake Recipe. These light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are chef-tested and approved for baking any time.
Homemade Pancakes recipe - Delicious homemade pancakes any time!

Hi Bold Bakers!

People often try and replicate the fluffy, soft buttermilk pancakes that come from a box pancake mix. I’m going to do you one better and show you how you can make your own homemade dry mix and get the same results. You’ll be able to make homemade pancakes in no time and even have a dry mix you can use anytime.

Why You Should Make My Pancake Recipe

If you’ve often wondered how to make pancake mix, you’ve come to the right place. I’m no stranger to Buttermilk Pancakes. I used to have a catering business where I specialized in over-the-top breakfasts. The winning combination of dry ingredients in my Best Pancake Recipe will store well and be ready for baking any morning, afternoon, or late at night.

Buttermilk Pancakes

My most popular breakfasts were on Fridays where I would make crazy pancakes and waffles. My Buttermilk Pancake recipe was one of my most popular dishes. I was also known for my Red Velvet Pancakes and Churro Waffles.

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If you are a breakfast aficionado, you will really enjoy these pancake recipes and waffles. They’re far from average and no one will blame you if they become your favorite meal of the day.

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Homemade Pancakes Mix (Best Buttermilk Pancakes)

4.5 from 86 votes
Make the best buttermilk pancakes with my Best Pancake Recipe. These light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are chef-tested and approved for baking any time.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 pancakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Make the best buttermilk pancakes with my Best Pancake Recipe. These light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are chef-tested and approved for baking any time.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 pancakes


  • 2 cups (10oz/280g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

To make the batter add:

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 2 cups (16 fl oz/ ½ litre) buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz/60g) flavorless oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional


  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Place into a sealable bag and store for up to 2 months.
  • To make the pancake batter: Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract, if using.
  • Add the liquid to the dry mix and starting lightly mixing together. The secret to thick, fluffy pancakes is not to over mix. Lumps are ok, resist the urge to mix more.
  • Put a heavy bottom frying pan or griddle on medium heat-low heat.
  • Spoon one big spoon of the batter per pancake.
  • Cook for roughly 4 minutes on one side. It is time to turn them over when you see bubbles forming on the top of the pancake and the edges turn color (forming bubbles on top is really important because they hold your pancake up and keep it thick, I call them pancake pillars.
  • Flip and cook on the other side a little longer, until brown. Enjoy with butter and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pancakes Mix (Best Buttermilk Pancakes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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6 months ago

Dear Gemma i have tried some of your recipes so far my favorite is the brownies. Will try to do the pancakes 🥞 today it will be my first time making them from scratch. I just wanted to tell you that every time I need any recipe i just search for your videos and i know that it will be the right recipe for me. Thank you for all your hard work i am such a big fan from lebanon.

Ines Neto
Ines Neto
9 months ago

Can I freeze these already cooked?

7 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I know this is a buttermilk recipe, but can I substitute the buttermilk with just regular milk?

18 days ago

The best ever butter milk pancakes.

2 months ago

Had to add lemon to my milk to make “buttermilk” but they came out so good. I also made them again with substitutes because I never have everything I need- and they still came out great- the balance is so good in the recipe that they still come out great even when you have to substitute ingredients.

4 months ago

Is it ok I make the batter and then live it out for a day

4 months ago

Is it ok if I use normal flour

help :(
help :(
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, I will be having my national exams on Thursday for Food and Nutrition and I will be making pancakes. However, when I tried making, I realised that the top of my pancake didn’t turn golden brown and the edges burn faster than the inside. How can I fix this?

4 months ago

I used banana instead of the eggs as per your egg substitute chart.

LOVED the pancakes! I loved the flour-less oat pancakes as well!

5 stars for both!

Definitely on the list of my favourite breakfast options!

5 months ago

Best pancakes ever! I made these twice in a week. The first time I made a whole recipe. They were good but I felt I did something wrong since I used the vinegar and milk substitution for buttermilk. Today I made them again but I mixed the vinegar and milk together and heated it in the microwave on 40% power for a minute and a half. It worked perfectly. I only made half of a recipe. I put the batter in a cleaned out ketchup container so I could create shapes. Totally worked. My hubby loved them. Thank you Gemma… Read more »

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