Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

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Have you ever made buttermilk pancakes from scratch before?

It is so much easier than you think and they taste amazing. It is very cost effective too.

This recipe includes items you likely already have on hand, with the exception of buttermilk. Grab a quart the next time you’re at the grocery story. This is a family loved breakfast and the recipe makes the perfect pancake!

Make sure you check out all of our family breakfast ideas while you’re here. (You can print recipe at the very end.)

Ingredients for Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe:

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • extra butter for your griddle to prevent sticking or griddle spray

Put all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add in all the the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined and there are no clumps.

ingredients to make buttermilk pancakes from scratch

Your batter will be nice and smooth just like this.

pancake mix from scratch

For pancakes I like to use a small soup ladle to pour the pancake batter onto the griddle.

I use a small, square, non-stick griddle like this one. Or, you can use a large skillet.

I keep the heat between 4 and 5 and I add a pat of butter to the griddle and let it melt before adding the batter.

how to make pancakes from scratch

I can cook two pancakes at a time on the griddle.

They are not ready to turn until the top of the pancake is covered in bubbles.

homemade pancakes

Flip it to cook the other side.

Limit the flipping, don’t flip the pancakes 100 times.

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They turned out great.

Add a pat of butter and some maple syrup over top.

Enjoy every bite.

We sure did.

What Does Buttermilk do to Pancakes?

The buttermilk works with the baking soda to make a higher pancake. It makes for a thick and tender pancake.

Can I Make Buttermilk with Regular Milk?

You can. You just need to add fresh lemon juice or vinegar to your milk. You want 1 cup of milk to 1 T of vinegar or lemon juice.

What Does Egg Do For Pancakes?

Part of the reason you use eggs when cooking pancakes is because it holds the bubbles that pancakes make while they are cooking and also make the pancakes rise. The yolk also gives more flavor to the pancakes. That said, be careful. Too much egg will cause your pancakes to be dense and not enough egg will make them dry and more like a biscuit.

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Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

Yield: 24 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you are on the hunt for family breakfast ideas, these homemade buttermilk pancakes are a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • extra butter for your griddle to prevent sticking or griddle spray

Instructions

  1. Put all of your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in all the the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined and there are no clumps.
  3. For pancakes I like to use a small soup ladle to pour the batter onto the griddle.
  4. I keep the heat between 4 and 5 and I add a pat of butter to the griddle before adding the batter.
  5. They are not ready to turn until the top of the pancake is covered in bubbles.
  6. Flip it to cook the other side. Limit the flipping, don't flip the pancakes 100 times.
  7. Three nice pancakes make a great snack. Add a pat of butter and some maple syrup over top.
  8. This recipe will make approx 24 pancakes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
buttermilk pancakes from scratch

26 Comments

  1. We always make homemade pancakes. Love them! I always forget how yummy buttermilk pancakes are. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Homemade pancakes are the best. Buttermilk just makes them so much better.

  3. Crystal,
    These buttermilk pancakes look awesome. I could probably substitute a whole wheat mix flour for the white flour, that’s the only change that I would make. I’m trying to get away from white flour. Thanks for the recipe though, I will have to try this one for sure!

    1. You could totally switch them out. Happy to hear you like the recipe. These pancakes are super yummy!

  4. We love pancakes but never tried them from scratch. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday on womanofmanyroles.com

  5. Thank you for this yummy r├ęcipe! I love pancakes from scratch, they’re so much better and tastier and NO BIG DEARL either!!!
    Have a nice week ahead.
    FABBY

  6. Oh my! This recipe sounds great!

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  7. I have to try your recipe, it sounds yummy!

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  8. Great pancakes, they look so good. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. These look delicious! I’m a total newbie at this stuff, but could regular milk be substituted instead of buttermilk?

    I also have gluten free flour/xanthan gum that I’m going to try substituting for my husband!

    1. Yes, you can certainly sub the buttermilk for regular milk.

  10. We tried this recipe today and found they were a little gooey. The flavor was very good though. I think I will try to keep the butter out next time, to prevent the soggy-ness. Love the buttermilk taste.

  11. I have been looking for a good homemade pancake recipe; thanks for sharing!! I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Nothing beats a classic like Buttermilk Pancakes. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

  13. I love homemade pancakes. Looks super easy too! Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Hope to see you next week!

  14. OMG!Looks very yummy. Feel like eating pancakes now. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . See you again next week

  15. Those look so yummy. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  16. Perfect for when you want to kick up your pancake game or run out of mix.
    Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & shared.

  17. Yum, I prefer my pancakes from scratch! If one were to add buckwheat, what sort of ratio do you recommend?

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