Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

What makes buttermilk so perfect in muffins, cake and pancakes? Not only does it add a subtle tangy flavour, but it interacts with baking soda and baking powder to make it a wonderful leavening agents. So if you have a hankering for fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, fire up the griddle and plan your perfect weekend brunch.

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can “make some” by adding 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar for every one cup of measured milk.

Stack of 3 buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy, delicious buttermilk pancakes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine comfort food
Servings 4 people


  • skillet
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • spatula
  • whisk


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted


  • Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Beat eggs, buttermilk and melted butter in a separate bowl.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients together. You are just pushing the wet and the dry until they are just mixed. Don't overmix!
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Ladle ab out 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet. Add more pancake batter — you should be able to fit about 3 in the pan.
  • Once bubbles appear on top of the pancakes and the edges start to brown, flip the pancakes. They will cook about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees so you can keep the cooked pancakes warm.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, berries, maple syrup and whipped cream.
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