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Make Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
resting time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Light, fluffy, and golden brown crisp edges, my best Buttermilk Pancakes are so amazing you might not even need syrup!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz/57g) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (10oz/280g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (16 fl oz/ 1/2 litre/480ml) Buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. First, melt the butter and set it aside to cool.

  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

  3. In a jug, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  4. Add the liquid to the dry mix and starting lightly mixing together. The secret to thick, fluffy pancakes is not to over mix. My trick is to stir it enough times to spell P.A.N.C.A.K.E, and then stop.

  5. Slowly drizzle in the cooled butter and stir another 3 times. Lumps are ok, resist the urge to mix more

  6. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes. This helps the butter to chill and bubbles to form in your batter.

  7. Put a heavy bottom frying pan or griddle on medium-low heat.

  8. Spoon one big spoon of the batter per pancake.

  9. 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 :))

  10. Flip and cook for another on the other side a little longer, until brown. Enjoy with butter and maple syrup.

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Nutrition Facts
Make Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 494mg21%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.