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Best Homemade Pancake Recipe (Buttermilk Pancakes Mix from Scratch)

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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.

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Homemade Pancakes recipe - Delicious homemade pancakes any time!
Homemade Pancakes Mix (Best Buttermilk Pancakes)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 8 pancakes
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Place into a sealable bag and store for up to 2 months.
  3. To make the pancake batter: Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract, if using.
  4. 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.
  5. Put a heavy bottom frying pan or griddle on medium heat-low heat.
  6. Spoon one big spoon of the batter per pancake.
  7. 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.
  8. Flip and cook on the other side a little longer, until brown. Enjoy with butter and maple syrup.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pancakes Mix (Best Buttermilk Pancakes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 239mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars 8g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Jo on November 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Loved these pancakes. I didn’t have buttermilk (I’m Irish but live in oz were you can easily get it) but I thought I’d do the vinegar trick- I only had rice wine vinegar but it worked perfectly. My mum and granny always made pancakes with a manual hand whisk so I liked the explanation you gave to keep mixing to a minimum. These are the first pancakes that I’ve made (that aren’t shake and go) that my kids have actually eaten! Thank you 😊. Ps I made your chocolate brownie recipe last year and omg, people are still talking about them which never happens with anything I make. I’m not very good, so thank you in helping me become half decent . I’d love it if you had an app. I’d def buy it! Xx

    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 4:10 am

      Hi Joanne,
      Greetings to you in OZ, I hope you are loving life there. Seems 1/2 of the Irish population are there!
      well it seems that you undervalue your baking prowess! Sounds like you are great. My mum use to tell me ‘if you can read, you can bake! meaning follow the recipe, that is the secret!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Jo on November 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

        It def seems like half of us are here alright, I hope the last one out remembers to turn the light off haha! I love that saying of your mums !! I’ll remember that. Thank you for taking the time to reply and for making this fab site xx

        • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2018 at 5:26 am

          Haha! Jo, my mum has some funny sayings, not all of them PC!
          Good to have you with us here, it is the Bold Bakers who make this for us, wonderful support!
          Gemma 🙂

  2. Chiara on November 2, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Hello Gemma!
    Do you put any oil or butter in the pan before cooking the first pancake?
    Thank you!


    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 5:58 am

      Hi Chiara,
      Not so much, I use a dry pan. You can rub on a touch of oil, just for the first pancake if you wish.
      What matters is the temperature, do not have the pan too hot, keep an eye on it, adjust as needed. All will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Asma Sheraz Mughal on October 30, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Ok ive madr these pancakes woth regular plain flour and they turned out so well thanks so much Gemma for an amazing pancake recipe…now im trying it with oat flour… but i think ive added a bit too much buttermilk lol .. oh well ..wish me luck 😁😁

    • Gemma Stafford on October 30, 2018 at 4:01 am

      Hi Asma,
      I am delighted you like this recipe. This should work well enough with oat flour, but you have learned something, flours from different sources/places/grains absorb liquids in different ways. Oat flour may need an addition, or a little wheat flour to give it structure, but it is worth a try. do let us konw how it works for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Lara melissa Mendoza Tiam on October 27, 2018 at 11:27 pm


    I used this pancake recipe now and its really delicious. What I like with the texture is its moist and fluppy. 😊 I will used this recipe for the more pancake adventures 😊😊

    Btw im from the Philippines. 😊

    • Gemma Stafford on October 28, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Hi Lara,
      Good to have you with us in the Philippines. Thank you for this very kind review of this recipe, I am delighted you like this one,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Glenda on October 20, 2018 at 5:56 am

    What is the substitute of butter milk? Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on October 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      You can replace it with milk mixed with lemon juice


  6. Jamie Scheiter on October 8, 2018 at 6:11 am

    This is the best pancake recipe ever! We have 8 kiddos and I always double (at least) the recipe. Then I freeze the extra pancakes so they can pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast during the week. Gemma, I have not found a recipe of yours that wasn’t fantastic! I have tried everything from butter to pancakes to cinnamon rolls to pretzels. I used to be scared of making bread products but your recipes and videos gave me the courage to try them and they do not disappoint! Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 9, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Hi Jamie,
      Thank you, that is really kind, I am delighted with this review, and great tip about freezing.
      I am full of admiration for your family of 8 kiddos, wow! I grew up in a family of 5 kids, and that was fun, we were close together in age too, and got on well together, so relatively peaceful 😉
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. bad_kitty on September 28, 2018 at 11:38 am

    On Sunday at our place it’s Eggnog flavor pancakes !!! We buy quarts of eggnog during the holiday season ( since its about the only time you can get it ) & freeze. We take a quart out & use it. Here is a recipe we use & its become a favorite of ours.

    Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch …..MMMMMM

    >>> “buttermilk” from scratch
    Take 1 cup milk ( whole / 2 % )
    Add 1/3 cup eggnog
    Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    Then gently swirl mixture so it can blend & set aside.

    >>>> Dry ingredients Mixture
    Place a mesh strainer in a big bowl then add the following :
    1 & 1/2 cup flour
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    3 teaspoons level of baking powder
    Several dashes of ground cinnamon
    Then sift all together.

    >>>> Then to the dry mix bowl add :
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons of avocado oil ( or whatever you prefer)
    2 tablespoons of organic honey
    2 tablespoons of vanilla extract ( can use less about 1 & 1/2 tablespoon)
    Then add ” buttermilk” mixture & mix tilll blended together.

    then drop a ladle full on the hot lightly oiled griddle.
    Cook for about 2 minutes on each side on 250 degrees temperature.
    Serve with butter & maple syrup . mmmmmmm

    • Gemma Stafford on September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      OMG That sounds amazing!!! Thank you for sharing a recipe. I’ll have to try these now 🙂


  8. Susan Van Den Bosch on September 17, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I have a wonderful powdered buttermilk to which I only add water. I like to travel with my grandkids and it would be easy to make the dry mix and add the powdered buttermilk to it before I leave home. One less thing to carry. Do you think that would work?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Yes i do , that sounds very handy!

  9. Noelle An on September 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Can oil be replaced with butter instead?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Yes it can, just melt the same about of butter 🙂


  10. Debbie on September 11, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I just discovered your site while looked for sugar substitutes for baking. I eat gluten free and after seeing this pancake recipe, wondered if the is a good gluten free option for pancakes. Most of the ones I’ve tried don’t taste very good. Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Debbie. Welcome to the Bold Baking community 🙂


  11. Misty Best on September 9, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Hi Gemma,

    This is, by far, the best pancakes I have ever had! This will be my go-to recipe from now on! Thanks for sharing and keep baking!


    • Gemma Stafford on September 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Yay! I’m delighted to hear that 🙂


  12. Heather on September 2, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Can this recipe (the dry mix) be doubled or tripled and then stored to use as needed? If so, how much mix would I measure out to mix with wet ingredients?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 3, 2018 at 4:11 am

      Hi Heather,
      Haha! this is a math problem!
      I will need to work it out, but you can do this too. add up all of the ingredients for one mix, and that is the answer!
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Maggie Kloppenburg on September 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      I just put all the ingredients for one (or twice if I need a lot of pancakes) recipe in each little baggie and then store them all in a big bag and just pull out as many as I need. I also write on the amount of each wet ingredient that I need to add.

  13. Muriel on August 31, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Hi! Can I use coconut flour?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Hi Muriel,
      I think that will work well for this recipe, but you may need more liquid. Try a little sample, that will tell you. do not over mix, that is vital,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. sayali1234 on August 24, 2018 at 4:19 am

    i made these last weekend they were superb, since i am a veg i omitted the eggs just added little extra buttermilk they were better than what i had . thanks for the this recipe.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Hi there,
      good! and that is a good tip for other Bold Bakers. Allow the batter to sit for at least 30 minutes too and that will soften the gluten and give a tender result, well done you,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Amira on August 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    After the success of this recepie i am looking forward to make your cinnamon rolls this week i am sure your recepie is perfect and i hope i can do it well
    I will tell you how it goes on by the end of the week.
    I am just trying to find cinnamon frosting without cream cheese
    I also did your chocolate sauce when i let it cool it was amazing that i can eat it as it is
    By the way i am from egypt and i really like all baking stuff
    Love you Gemma and wish you all success

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Amira,
      Good, I am happy that you will make the cinnamon rolls, they are delicious.
      Do not worry too much about the cream cheese frosting. You can use a simple glaze for this too. You will need about 8ozs of powdered sugar, and a little warm milk, the sugar dissolves really easily, so not too much milk, when it has an nice pouring consistency you can spread it on the warm rolls. If you return it to the oven it will set up too. try this, it is good!
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Marianne DeLano on August 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I made these tonight for dinner. I had to make a buttermilk sub but it was so easy. I did add cinnamon, like I always do to pancakes, but also added a pinch of nutmeg. They were light and fluffy. I’d leave the nutmeg out next time though.
    Every recipe I make from BBB turns out great!! You have easy to follow instructions for the novice or the not so novice cook.

    The significant other said they were great too!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2018 at 2:29 am

      Hi Marianne,
      Thank you for this lovely and very kind review, I appreciate it.
      Other Bold Bakers are encouraged by your comments, and by your photos too.
      Good to have you baking with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. Amira on August 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I made it today for dinner and i added chocolate on the top it was amazing i didn’t even had the chance to take a picture for it my family ate it all at once😂
    Thanks a lot i want to do all of your recepies but i am just afraid of the calories😭😭
    However i enjoy watching every single thing you do and i adore your tips and tricks that make everything exactly right
    Can you please try to get us a fast recepie for mille feuille?!
    Love you so much Gemma😍😍

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2018 at 5:16 am

      Hi Amira,
      Thank you for the kind words. I like to say that you can have a little of what you fancy, not as much as you might like, but a little! that will scare off those calories 😉
      Mille feuille is made with flaky pastry, and in its purest form it is many leaves of pastry, with a great filling.
      You couls try my puff pastry for this. Work fast, keep the ingredients really cold, and all will be well. It is fast, but not exactly like a flaky pastry.
      You can of course buy the pastry too, that may be good for you, and certainly quick!
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Amira on August 12, 2018 at 9:05 am

    You are incredible😍
    Just a question how can i substitute baking soda?!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 15, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Hi Amira,
      You can add an extra teaspoon of baking powder, or you can omit it.
      Do not over beat this batter, that will give a tender result. I hope you like this recipe, thank you for your kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Amira on August 12, 2018 at 6:29 am

    It is reay interesting watching any of your videos i enjoy them a lot
    I have a question is it possible to use powdered milk?!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Hi Amira,
      Powdered milk is a really useful ingredient, and works really well in many recipes. Yes, this will be perfect for the pancake recipe.
      It also works really nicely to enrich breads. try it, all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Areeba on August 9, 2018 at 8:24 am

    How do I reduce the ingredients if I only want 2 pancakes?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Hi there,
      It is hard to reduce this recipe below one egg, and one egg and one egg will take 4 – 5ozs flour, and produce 5 – 6 pancakes!
      I suggest you share!
      failing that refrigerate the batter for later, or the pancakes. you can pop these in the toaster to refresh them.
      I hope this helps,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Bigger bolder baker on July 23, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Hi Gemma
    Hope you are well!thanks for the great recipes, they never fail!would like to know if I can mk the batter the night before and make them in the morning?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 23, 2018 at 3:26 am

      Hi there,
      sure you can make the batter ahead of time, but refrigerate it, and overnight will be long enough to keep it.
      I do this regularly, saves time in the mornings!
      thank you for your kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  22. skyhighboo on June 25, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Hi ms gemma Can i use powdered buttermilk and powdered vanilla? So i can just pack it and my daughter can put eggs, oil and water if they wanted some pancakes? (just like boxed pancake mix) if so can you suggest the amount i needed to mix in your recipe thanks and more power Im a huge fan by the way

    • Gemma Stafford on June 25, 2018 at 4:20 am

      Hi there,
      I have never used either one of these products, so I am not the best to advise. However, the pack will tell you the amount you need to make up a cup/pint/liter etc.
      Then you decide on the size of the batch you wish to send, and balance it out that way.
      So, for my recipe here you add 2 cups (16 fl oz/ ½ litre) buttermilk, or the equivalent powder to the mix, according to the pack you have. Then instruct your daughter on the amount of liquid/water to add (in this case 16 flozs). The same applies to the vanilla powder, look at the pack to see what the equivalent is.
      You can do it! and it should work well too,
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Melinda on June 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Emma, I have a question: do you sift before or after you measure your quantity? Just anytime your using sifted flours. Thanks. ~Melinda

    • Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Hi Melinda,
      I usually weigh and sift, though this is just habit, and it is a bit easier too.
      I hope this is of help to you,
      Gemma 😉

  24. Dandadiane on May 29, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hello Ms. Gemma!! I just tried this recipe this morning and i cannot believe how soft and fluffy it turned out!! Tastes great too! Its good that it wasn’t too sweet. I’m happy!!!
    I did substitute buttermilk and tried milk+white vinegar combo cuz that’s what i have right now. I waited for 30mins to realize i only did 1cup and your recipe indicated 2cups, lol silly me! And no way I’ll wait 30mins again!! So i cut all ingredient measurements in half so that 1c. substitute buttrmilk will work. And voila!!! It worked!! I also added nutella on top while cooking, swirling it like this n that.
    I’m so grateful you’ve come up with this simple n fantastic recipe! Thanks Ms. Gemma!! xx have a great day! xx

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      I’m trilled to hear that!!! This is one of my favorite recipes.


  25. Ufuoma on May 29, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Hi Gemma,
    These really are the best pancakes ever, light, fluffy and airy. Been making pancakes for years and my family can’t get enough of these! Thanks

  26. kathleen wharton on March 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Hi Gemma can I use gluten free flour for these pancakes
    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2018 at 4:16 am

      Hi Kathy,
      Yes, a good all purpose flour should be great. You may need a touch more liquid depending on the blend used,
      Gemma 🙂

  27. Agnes Lyn de Leon on March 15, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Was able to try this pancake recipe just now and it was really amazing. What’s good about your recipe is that ingredients are readily available in my kitchen, and can whip it up anytime of the day 😀 Your tips have been very useful, and I love watching your videos, it amazed me every time 😊 God Bless 😘

    • Gemma Stafford on March 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Agnes,
      Good! This is what I love to hear.
      This type of recipe is really great for kids too, it fills the tummies, and it is not expensive to make.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  28. Holla023 on February 13, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I cannot afford milk but I have prepared instant nonfat dry milk. Can i use that? Also instead of the buttermilk because I dint have lemon juice or white vinegar.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2018 at 5:36 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, this is a great ingredient to have in your home, it is very useful. All will be well, you can make this recipe easily with this milk,
      Gemma 🙂

  29. Maria on January 28, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Thank you for the recipe its the best i have tried….they were delicious..i have actually tried a lot of your recipes and they have all been great.. Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on January 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Really glad you liked it, Maria. Thanks for trying it out 🙂


  30. Carmen on January 28, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Dear Gemma,
    Those pancakes look amazing,so I decided to use up my store bought pancake mix,i already had in my pantry, and use your buttermilk recipe,and make the batter,and my husband said that they were delicious,I wasn’t quite sure because he always likes everything I make,but they really were amazing,can only imagine how great they must be with homemade pancake mix,will only make buttermilk pancakes from now on.Thank you for helping us be better bolder bakers,l love your website and recipes!!!!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed them, Carmen. I have made these hundreds of times!!!

      Make sure you save the recipe.


  31. Carmen Chan on November 25, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Would I be able to replace the All purpose flour with the same amount of fine whole-wheat flour?

    Love your recipes btw!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 25, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Hi Carmen,
      Yes! A spelt wholemeal is usually finely ground, but there are others too, and this is more suitable for tender bakes, and actually good for yeast baking too.
      The gluten in wholemeal flour is not so readily available as in a white flour, so the finer it is the better it will work in a recipe where gluten is requires.
      Gluten is not so much required in cakes/pancakes etc.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Rifa on January 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Hi! Can I use homemade buttermilk made with milk and vinegar instead of the store bought one?

      • Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm

        Yes you sure can. It will work perfectly!!


  32. Ginasbaking on October 3, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Hi Gemma, I have tried a lot of pancake recipes before but your recipe of Buttermilk Pancake is the best. It so delicious, fluffy and soft. I would like to thank you for that, and would use this recipe from now. Cheers.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 3, 2017 at 5:38 am

      Hi there,
      I am really happy to hear this, thank you for being here with us, more to come,
      Gemma 🙂

  33. Saba on August 31, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Thanks and not trying to be picky but can I use self raising flour?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 1, 2017 at 3:57 am

      Yes Saba, certainly, do not add any further raising agent,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Jaya on February 12, 2018 at 2:39 am

      Hi , can I not add eggs?. Or any substitute more buttermilk?

      • Gemma Stafford on February 12, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        Hum, why don’t you sub the eggs for apple sauce or mashed banana . check my chart

  34. Saba on August 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

    And instead of using baking soda can I use baking powder

    • Gemma Stafford on August 31, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Hi Saba,
      Baking soda is bicarbonate of soda, which is alkaline. When you use it in a recipe you balance it with an acid, in this case the buttermilk, but it can also be yogurt/sour cream/lemon juice/vinegar etc. Baking powder is balanced, it is bicarbonate of soda (Alkaline) and cream of tartar (Acid). If you use baking powder you can use fresh milk, but you can also use the buttermilk. I hope this is of help to you, it is worth understanding this!
      Gemma 🙂

  35. Claudia A Uccello on August 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    can you make these with Gluten Free flour? could you please add if they can be made Gluten Free with your wonderful recepies.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 4, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Hi Claudia,
      Yes! that is a great idea, thank you. Many recipes can be made perfectly with gluten free flour. gluten is actually the enemy of some bakes, and we try to avoid activating it in things like pancakes, it does help with the structure, but it is not essential in pancakes. Get to it! it really is worth a shot. Choose a good all purpose gluten free flour for your baking. All will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  36. Dorcas on June 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Gemma! I love how your pancakes looked and I’d really love to try them out but I’m from Ghana, and buttermilk isn’t available. So I want to know if it’ll be okay to substitute buttermilk with evaporated milk.

  37. Tomisin on May 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Please can I do this in the oven instead of trying ( I know PANcakes might mean it requires a pan,but…)

    • Tomisin on May 25, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I meant frying (autocorrrect)

    • Gemma Stafford on May 26, 2017 at 1:44 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, but it will need to be a really hot oven!
      You can cook them on a pan, which is almost dry, just barely rubbed with oil. You can bake in the oven, but make the batter thick, and you can bake a few on a flat pan, pre-heat it before you pour the batter, not ideal, but it should work.
      Gemma 🙂

      • Tomisin on May 26, 2017 at 2:18 am

        got it, thank you. And thanks for the buttermilk recipe. I’m from Nigeria where we have ZERO buttermilk. I think it’s my best diy substitute on your site …(who am I fooling, I love them all)

        • Gemma Stafford on May 27, 2017 at 3:03 am

          Ah! thank you so much Tomisin, I am happy that the recipes suit you.
          thank you for being with us here on BBB,
          Gemma 🙂

  38. Joana on April 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

    In your recipe it says that after we add liquid to dry, we are supposed to cook the pancakes straight away… could you tell me how long does the batter “survive” in the fridge after adding liquid to dry?
    PS.: You videos are amazing! Thank you for all the great recipes!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 15, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Hi Joana,
      This is a good question!
      I often make this batter at night, refrigerate it covered, and cook in the morning.
      Overnight will be good, not too much longer Than that though!
      Gemma 🙂

  39. Riva on April 10, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Hi Gemma…tour recipes are great and turn out well yet being easy to follow. Last time I tried your strawberry ice cream with your no machine whipping cream and everyone who tastde loved it…I really appreciate your quick reply
    Only one doubt in this excellent recipe…if we want to substitute the egg then what can I add and in how much quantity? I saw your egg substitution chart but it did not help much. Besides as buttermilk usually contains yogut hence how can we add more yogurt?Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on April 11, 2017 at 3:12 am

      Hi Riva,
      Again, this will be yogurt. A strained Greek yogurt will be best as an egg substitute,
      Gemma 🙂

  40. Sarah on April 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Dear Gemma,
    Wonderful recipe and the pancakes came out really well. If I may suggest, adding a large pinch of cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder makes the dry mix fragrant and gives a nice subtle flavour ! Hope you try this tip .
    Love, Sarah

    • Gemma Stafford on April 9, 2017 at 4:15 am

      Hi Sarah,
      That is a lovely idea, and here is one for you. mash a ripe banana, or 1/2 of one, and add it to the batter, with the pinch of spice, delicious too. Thank you your input, always good to get your suggestions,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Sarah on April 9, 2017 at 4:32 am

        Wow ! That’s a super fast reply.. love the way you reply to everyone Gemma.. that’s so sweet of you ?.
        Not a fan of banana but will try !

        • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2017 at 3:28 am

          Haha! Sarah, I love hearing from all of you guys, and i am happy to respond, though sometimes it takes longer than others, depending on schedule.
          Thank you for being with us,
          Gemma 🙂

  41. Dan ang on April 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I like pancakes but I cannot eat all of this. I buy the pancake mix that use water and oil . Normally I make only two . Do you a mix that’s similar to this bisquick pancake mix?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 8, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Hi there,
      Just use this mix to make your own quantity of pancake. The mix you are buying has a milk powder added. If you try this one with fresh milk, and yogurt in place of egg, if you have this, you can make the quantity you want.
      Gemma 🙂

  42. Khansa Zaina on April 7, 2017 at 8:13 am

    It’s been a long time I didn’t eat pancakes.. I will to try this soon 🙂 by the way I already make your homemade cake mix and I love your red velvet pancakes and maybe I’m gonna make it just for myself

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thank you for being with us. do keep at it! it is worthwhile! This is a good one to master too, let me know how you get on. do not over mix, that is the secret! shhhh!
      Gemma 🙂

  43. Khoulah on April 7, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Hey Gemma,
    Last time you added melted butter instead of oil. Does it make any difference to final result? Because i love the butter one

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Hi there,
      If you prefer butter, then use that. I love butter, and would choose to use it most of the time too. I do love it for pancakes too, it adds flavor, and texture,
      Gemma 🙂

  44. Shahzia on April 7, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Big fan of your recipes?. Can’t wait to try this pancake recipe, but, we don’t get ready made buttermilk. How can you make it yourself?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Hi there,
      This is about the acid/alkaline balance of the mix.
      This is about balancing an alkaline with an acid – when you use soda alone – you usually use something like buttermilk or yogurt to balance it.
      I have a buttermilk substitute recipe here on the website. Lemon juice, vinegar is an acid. Cream of tartar is an acid, as is citric acid. All of these are natural ingredients which can be added to any recipe to soften gluten, which is the objective here,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Long on April 9, 2017 at 4:17 am

        Hi Gemma,
        Big fan of your recipes?. I want to use the lemon juice instead of buttermilk,but how many capacity of lemon juice need to use?same of the buttermilk?thanks!

        • Gemma Stafford on April 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm

          Put 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in every 1 cup of milk 🙂

  45. Rena on April 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Perfection! Switching my homemade pancakes to this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Rena, I am happy!
      Thank you so much, this is about not over-mixing really, a simple thing!
      Gemma :0

  46. Gina on April 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Looks like an interesting recipe. I like pancakes. But 454 fl oz milk seem like a lot. There are 454 grams in a pound and 8 fl oz in a cup.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Hi Gina,
      Flour absorbs liquid, in different ways, in different places. this depends on how, when, and even where it is milled. So, do try this, mix it with what you can see it is taking, then allow it to stand. Add more if required. We must never be slavish to a recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Gina on April 8, 2017 at 1:19 am

        I didn’t express myself well with my comment. I love that you put measurement equivalencies in your recipes for people who use other units of measurements. In this recipe you call for “2 cups (454 floz/ ½ litre) buttermilk”. I think there is an error in the conversion from cups to floz. 2 cups of buttermilk would be equivalent to 16 floz . 454 floz is 56.75 cups or 14.2 quarts. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes including this one. I’ll be trying it when I get all the ingredients together.

        • Gemma Stafford on April 8, 2017 at 3:24 am

          Hi Gina,
          thank you so much for pointing this out to me, I apologize for this error, I cannot explain the lapse in my attention. I have corrected the recipe now, so no more confusion,
          Gemma 🙂

  47. Stuti on April 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Can We substitute eggs? Pls reply as fastest

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Hi Stuti,
      Yogurt, good natural, strained if possible, this will do it. Check out the egg substitute chart here on the website,
      Gemma 🙂

  48. Bush on April 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Hi Gemma,
    This recipe is amazing!
    But I want to know that when we mix all our dry ingredients are we going to store it for 2 months before using?
    Thanks alot!
    Bush ?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Hi there,
      you do not have to, but you can if you wish. This is really the life of this. flour has a shelf life, the fresher the better!
      Gemma 🙂

  49. sillyb on April 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hi Gemma

    Please can you clarify step 8, I think you may have missed something out.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Sillyb.
      sorry to confuse you. I have edited this, think it is clear now, thank you for bringing this to my attention,
      Gemma 🙂

  50. Fatima on April 6, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Wow amazing and so handful.
    Merci beaucoup !
    Ps: the box is soooo cute . I’m actually jealous!lol

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Fatima,
      Merci pour vous aussi. The box is a box from a cake box mix, which I have to admit went in he bin! but thr box is just right, so I made my own labels, shhh! do not tell!
      C’est notre secret!
      Gemma 🙂

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