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Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

It doesn’t get much better than a big stack of Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes in the morning or I sometimes have them for dinner, too! These light and fluffy pancakes with their delicious buttermilk flavor are the perfect way to start or end your day.

Making these Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes is so simple. Seriously, once you make these pancakes you will never make pancakes from the box again. And the best part is they taste WAY better than any box mix. Trust me…make these pancakes this weekend and I guarantee your family will love them!

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes


 DON’T OVERMIX: When mixing the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, you only want to mix the batter  until you don’ see any more flour, the batter will be LUMPY! Overmixing your pancake batter will result in dense, heavy pancakes.

LET THE BATTER REST: While you are waiting for the griddle to get hot, let the batter rest. This allows the gluten to relax and settle, which means the pancakes will be more tender. Yummy!

 GRIDDLE TIP:  If you are using a griddle, make sure it’s hot enough before putting the pancake batter on it. I like to do a test to make sure the griddle is hot enough. What I like to do is drop a tablespoon of pancake batter in the center. If, after one minute, the pancake is golden brown on the bottom, the pan is ready. If you still see pancake batter or the bottom is burnt…adjust the heat accordingly.



Yield: 14-16 Pancakes

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

★ Make sure to read my TIPS above before you start baking!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  •  2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract


STEP 1: Whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract in another large bowl.

STEP 3: Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until batter is just blended but still LUMPY. DO NOT OVERMIX.

STEP 4: Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto hot griddle or frying pan, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

STEP 5: Cook until bubbles break on surface, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes over. Cook until bottoms are golden. Transfer to plates for serving. Serve with warm syrup.


* Don't have buttermilk!? No problem, you can make your own. Check out my step-by-step guide on How To Make Homemade Buttermilk.

14 comments on “Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes”

  1. Buttermilk is magical when it comes to pancakes! I’ll never go back. This recipe is a winner!

  2. These pancakes were amazing, super fluffy and good!! We could not get enough!! I will be using this recipe frequently!

  3. Made these today for Shrove Tuesday.  It was a new recipe and one can never be sure how they turn out. The comments were so positive I decided to try the pancakes. I am so glad I did. As per my diet requirements I used skim milk with vinegar to make “buttermilk” and low fat sour cream. other than the pancakes my Oma used to make, these were one of the best pancakes I have ever made/ eaten!!! Delish. 

  4. OMG!!!!  I made these for dinner and they are wonderful –  IHOP Who?
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is my favorite dish.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Look delicious. I would like to be tasted. Thanks for sharing details of the author

  7. Loved the recipie looks great n gona try for sure though pancakes are not a common breakfast in my family but i love them a lot can u suggest a good brand of mapple or pancake  syrups as i tried a few but didnt liked them much thanks

  8. I have tried several different kinds of recipes; each time being disappointed. So after looking at this recipe and finding sour cream and buttermilk together I was so excited.; these by far ARE THE BEST PANCAKES EVER!!!!! I made them exactly like the recipe except I omit the vanilla .  Three min on each side measuring the amount out. They were light fluffy and held their size. My whole family voted this recipe to BE NUmber ONE.  And only one  to make. Thank you for this re pie I will no longer spend hours looking for that special recipe..

  9. You can’t beat some traditional Buttermilk Pancakes in my book, and these sound absolutely divine! Perfect for a weekend… or maybe to start off the week! Definitely gonna have to try these beauties sometime soon!

  10. Traditional but essential pancakes. Love to make this for my love. Lovely little surprise in the morning. Love it!

  11. Wow these look incredibly fluffy and light! Perfect for breakfast 🙂

  12. These look so soft and fluffy! I might have to add chocolate chips to mine though! 🙂

  13. These look SO FLUFFY. Like, I want to live on top of one immediately. PINNING! 

  14. Buttermilk Pancakes will always be my favorite breakfast food. I adore the light and fluffy consistency of pancakes and the sweetness of maple syrup. 🙂

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