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!
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 had the most amazing pancake recipe and then she’d make her own maple syrup and it was poured, piping hot, on top of a hunk of butter and the fluffiest buttermilk 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 tried many pancake recipes. Thee 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.
More Breakfast Favorites to Try
- The BEST Homemade Biscuit Recipe
- Sausage and Egg Hash Brown Cups
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Triple Berry French Toast Casserole
- Baking Bacon: A How-To Guide to Making Perfect Bacon Every Time
How To Make Pancakes
The BEST Fluffy Buttermilk 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.
More breakfast recipes you simply must try!
Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins
Baked Cherry Cheesecake French Toast
Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate
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Christa Duttchen says
Really great recipe.
I made these for the first time two weeks ago and loved them. The second time I added some fresh blueberries to the pancakes on the skillet, and they were great too.
Wow. I’m not usually a fan of buttermilk pancakes – pumpkin oat pancakes reign supreme in this house – but this recipe is a top contender. Admittedly, I was totally lacking in buttermilk and substituted plain Greek yogurt with a splash of 3.25% to loosen it up, but maaaannnn, the flavor just burst in these pancakes. This recipe is making it to our next family and friends brunch! Thanks for sharing it!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I appreciate this so much, thank you!
These were the absolute *BEST* pancakes ever! Thank you for such a terrific recipe.
Reminds me of Perkins pancakes that we love so much ! Yummy
These pancakes were amazing and fluffy! No more pancake mix for me!
NAIL HIT ON HEAD. As I sit here enjoying these wonderful pancakes I felt compelled to thank you… I’ve made buttermilk pancakes before but your proportion of ingredients is spot on! As first the Batter looked a little dense but they cooked up perfect! Thank you. I’ll be printing this one as I certainly don’t want to lose it on my phone. Great job!
This is hands down the BEST pancake recipe I have ever tried. My wife was never a fan of pancakes until I made this recipe and she asks for these pancakes all the time now. Thank you so much!
Made these this morning for a very particular teen granddaughter, who cleaned her plate! Thank you for the excellent recipe and delicious breakfast!
Andrew B says
I don’t always drop a review but after trying out your pancake recipe today, I just have too. Fluffy as hell, and incredibly tasty. I added melted butter because who doesn’t like butter and it turned out extra tasty. I swear this is probably the same recipe IHop uses, the taste and consistency just reminded me of it. Thanks for the post and good job with your recipe.
This recipe was simple and quick to make. The pancakes were light, fluffy and delicious. I will be keeping and using this recipe as my go to in the future.
Tarasia Williams says
Absolutely Amazing!! The only pancakes I make!! ❤❤❤
I confirm. These are the BEST, fluffiest, buttermilkiest pancakes ever, everywhere.
Not overbeating the batter, not adding any fats to it, giving it some time to fluff up, their subtle saltiness to emphasize any sweet toppings.. this is perfection.
These are hands down the best buttermilk pancakes I’ve ever made. Though mine were not as pretty as the pictures, the flavor was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be my go to recipe for pancakes! Thanks for sharing this!
The best pancakes I ever made!
Really delicious! After eating boxed pancake mix for ages, you can really taste the difference. Kids loved them and kept on asking for more!