This fluffy buttermilk pancakes recipe is made for stacking. Light, soft, and just a bit sweet, these flapjacks are made to be a breakfast centerpiece. Stack high with fruit, whipped cream, or butter and drizzle on a bit of syrup. You’re never going to want to go back to
When Alex and I first started dating we tried a new NJ diner every single Sunday. It was his only day off each week, so I would stay the night and we’d wake up early.
We almost always got pancakes. Alex loves blueberry and I usually choose chocolate chip.
Starting a breakfast tradition
These days, we do Sunday pancakes at home. Honestly, going out with kids in the morning, especially to a busy diner is a unique kind of torture.
I should clarify – I make these pancakes. These pancakes that are literally years of testing and playing around with recipes. This fluffy buttermilk pancakes recipe is the only one you’ll ever need. Promise.
FAQs about Buttermilk Pancakes
I personally like to cook mine in a generous amount of butter on an electric griddle. Electric griddles are pretty foolproof and heat evenly so you’re not battling your stove. You can also cook a lot more at once, so you’re not stuck flipping pancakes until you die.
Buttermilk is dense and thick, so it can make dense flapjacks if you’re not careful. Since there is a high acid content in it, you want to use baking soda as a leavening agent. Many recipes use just baking powder which makes them fluffy, but not FLUFFY.
The closest substitution is 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to make one cup. Then let it stand for about 5 minutes to curdle and thicken.
You can also sub in an equal amount of plain yogurt.
Tips for cooking pancakes
- Do a test pancake. Try a small one to make sure your pan or griddle is hot enough. You should be able to get one side golden brown right before you need to flip. I like to start at medium-low.
- Don’t overcrowd. This will drop the temperature of your pan quickly, making your pancakes take forever to cook.
- Know when to flip. Flip when the edges look set and bubbles pop on the surface of the center of your pancake. This usually takes 3-4 minutes.
- What to cook it in? I like butter. Butter gives a nice crisp to the edges, an awesome flavor, and is just delicious. That being said, it does make them more “testy” and can brown faster. Non-stick spray is an easy, foolproof option.
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The Best Ever Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
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Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are made for stacking. Light, soft, and just a bit sweet, these flapjacks are made to be a breakfast centerpiece. Stack high with fruit, whipped cream, or butter and drizzle on a healthy bit of syrup. You’re never going to want to go back to boxed mix after making these easy, homemade pancakes.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- cooking spray
Preheat your pan or griddle to medium, medium-low.
Combine wet ingredients and set aside.
Whisk together dry ingredients.
Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients gently until just combined.
Spray pan with cooking spray and scoop batter onto the hot pan.
Cook about 3-4 minutes per side or until bubbles begin to surface and the sides set.
Flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Remove and enjoy!
Do not over mix your batter! I use a 1/3 cup spring-loaded scoop to portion my batter.
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