The BEST Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes you’ll ever try – promise! This easy to follow pancake recipe yields super delicious and totally amazing pancakes every time! So much better than a box mix! All you need is to top them with maple syrup and you’re good to go. Make sure you whip up a batch of baked bacon (check out my how to bake bacon guide here) to serve alongside these delicious buttermilk pancakes!
The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
I take my breakfast seriously. Like, very seriously. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, with dessert, obvi, coming in a close second. If you asked my family what my “specialty” was in the kitchen, it would be breakfast, for sure.
I love it all: waffles, french toast, casseroles, sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs anyway I can get ’em, muffins, and pancakes, glorious pancakes. Man do I love pancakes. My Nana used to make the most amazing pancakes and then she’d make her own maple syrup and it was poured, piping hot, on top of a hunk of butter and the pancakes and my life was complete.
Pure bliss I tell you.
The Secret to the BEST Pancakes
The secret ingredient to pancakes is buttermilk. I’ve had millions of pancakes in my time and the very best of those were made with buttermilk. There is the trick of adding vinegar to milk to make your own buttermilk and while this is an adequate substitute, I think the real thing is better for sure. But honestly, use what you have on hand. I use buttermilk for a lot of recipes like Buttermilk Ranch Oven Fried Chicken and Chicken Fried Steak.
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I wanted to make sure were equipped with the BEST fluffy buttermilk pancakes recipe out there…this one. I mean, just look at them!
Tips for Making the Best Pancakes
- I like to use a griddle when making pancakes. It’s much more efficient and an easier way to feed the masses, i.e, my growing boys.
- Don’t over mix the pancake batter. Small lumps are perfectly acceptable!
- Give your batter a little time to rest after mixing it together. I use this time to preheat the griddle, set out plates, get my syrup warming, etc.
- Serve your syrup warm, if not hot. It helps the butter melt and spreads all that awesomeness all over the place.
I don’t know about you, but I think breakfast for dinner should be a weekly occurrence with these pancakes as the star of the show.
How To Make Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract optional
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl or, as I frequently do, a large glass measuring cup.
Whisk in the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract just until combined. Some small lumps are okay.
Let pancake batter rest for 10 minutes.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
Spray with non-stick cooking spray OR brush with butter or oil.
Ladle 1/3 - 1/2 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
Flip the pancakes over when small bubbles appear on the surface and continue cooking on the opposite side until golden brown.
Serve with butter and syrup.
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