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Buttermilk Pancakes

You just can't beat the best buttermilk pancake recipe for a down-home hearty breakfast. Pair it with sausage and fresh fruit for a mouthwatering morning meal. —Betty Abrey, Imperial, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups buttermilk


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk until blended; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a freezer container. To use, place pancakes on an ungreased baking sheet, cover with foil and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 6-10 minutes. Or place a stack of 3 pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 45-90 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes: 270 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 913mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.
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  • rena 55
    Jan 15, 2021

    Great taste, easy to make and you can freeze up extras for another morning!

  • jackie.baker
    Jun 11, 2020

    My go to pancake recipe! Always make extra to freeze!

  • Thuy
    Feb 23, 2020

    A recipe that actually is easy and delicious ! Kids and the family love it . Add in chocolate chips or blueberries . Made it and it is perfect !

  • browns19fan
    Feb 8, 2020

    Where has this recipe BEEN all my life? I’m pushing 70 and I have finally made a decent batch of pancakes. I cut the recipe down by 75% for the two of us. Since I never buy buttermilk, I added its powdered version to the dry ingredients and mixed water with the egg as the wet ingredients, as directed on the powder’s package. I foresee these pancakes being requested, which is a change from my husband suggesting a different breakfast!

  • amsm
    Dec 30, 2019

    Perfect! These are my go to pancakes. I do cut the recipe down so it does not make as much.

  • Robby1
    Nov 26, 2019

    These pancakes came out perfect from the very first try!! Light, fluffy and soooo delicious. My search for the perfect pancake recipe is over!!

  • luckischmitz
    Sep 1, 2019

    Delicious made as is but does make a very large batch. I also made a half batch, for 2 adults and 2 teens, and added 1 Tbsp vanilla and 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed for a very subtle nutty flavor (and health benefits). Turned out just as delicious as the original. I have also sifted the dry ingredients and put in a container for our vacation trips. No more store bought mixes required. This was very fast and easy and will be in our breakfast rotation often. We prefer fruit on top but adding blueberries to the batter would be good also. These are light and fluffy.

  • kids chauffer
    Jul 6, 2019

    So easy to make. Light and fluffy! Great buttermilk taste! Added a little extra buttermilk to thin the batter.

  • Rich
    Apr 24, 2019

    Great recipe! It's got that classic buttermilk taste (duh!). The pancakes turned out with the perfect texture, a nice combination of firm and fluffy. I ended up adding just a little regular milk to thin out the batter a little after doing 1 test pancake. I set the griddle to 325 and made about 40 5" pancakes. They were devoured! This is a keeper recipe.

  • Lori
    Apr 20, 2019

    Would like to see the whole recipe. Lori Schrank