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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

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72 review(s) averaging 4.7. 89% would make again

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Light, fluffy, and utterly perfect, These Buttermilk Pancakes are wonderfully thick, have a light and spongy texture and flavor that only hints of the richness and tanginess that buttermilk offers. Buttermilk has a nice thick and creamy texture with a rich tangy buttery flavor that makes these pancakes so tender, fluffy, and soft.

"This has become my standard redipe for pancakes! It double and triples quite well. I cannot get buttermilk here, so I add a lemon vineger to milk and it works very well. I also add a pinch or two of cinnamon and a few gratings of nutmeg to the batter. Butter is terribly expensive here so I substitute oil and these come out so good that people rave over them. Do not overmix the batter and let it rest while the griddle is heating. I serve with sliced, sugered strawberries. Great!"

- samspunker


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2 large eggs,; at room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour,; sifted
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups buttermilk,; at room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter,; (1/2 stick) melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; (optional)
1 tablespoon bacon grease, vegetable oil,; (up to 2 tablespoons) or nonstick cooking spray

Original recipe makes 4



In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Beat in buttermilk, melted butter and (if using) vanilla, until well blended. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to liquid ingredients, and quickly mix just enough to make a creamy batter with some lumps; do not overbeat. (It's normal for the pancake batter to be lumpy after you stir it.)

Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet or griddle over high heat. (If using an electric griddle, heat to 375 degrees F.) Test skillet by sprinkling a few drops of water on it.. When water forms beads and dances over skillet surface, it is hot enough. Lightly grease the griddle with bacon grease, vegetable oil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter into skillet for each pancake, making sure there is space between them; pancakes will expand slightly during cooking. Cook pancakes until batter is set, bubbles uniformly cover the top and have burst, and bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 1 minutes more. (They usually take about 1/2 the time on the second side. This will depend on how thick you've made your pancakes.) Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to pan as necessary. Serve immediately or keep warm (* see note) until all the pancakes are cooked.

Serve with butter spread on top and drizzled with warmed maple syrup, fruit compotes, etc.

Makes 12 pancakes; serves 4.

* Note: To keep pancakes warm -- Place a large cooling rack (sprayed with vegetable cooking spray) on a sheet pan. Place the pan and the rack in a 200-degree oven. Place pancakes on the rack in a single layer, uncovered, for up to 20 minutes (any longer--they will start to dry out.) The warm oven keeps the pancakes hot enough to melt a pat of butter, and leaving the pancakes uncovered keeps them from becoming soggy.


* The key to fluffy pancakes is not to overmix the batter; it should not be beaten smooth.

* Have the milk and eggs at room temperature so the melted butter doesn't harden.

* For more flavor...if serving pancakes with bacon (or, if you have bacon grease), reserve half a teaspoon of bacon drippings to grease the griddle instead of oil.

* If the tops of the pancakes bubble and the bottoms don't brown, the heat source is too low, if they brown before they bubble, the heat is too high.


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My kids love them! photo by Hrdtyme5150 Hrdtyme5150

My version with a larger pancake with no butter, just a little of margarine after it is made. It's lighter and still delicious. photo by diegomolla diegomolla

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These are my new favorite pancakes!! I add white chocolate chips to the batter after the first round comes off the griddle for a little variety and they are terrific!!
Trtlmay 4 weeks ago
These are the best home made pancakes ever! Much the same as cracker barrel.
mariananunez23 3 months ago
Awesome pancake recipe. Thick and hearty, you may need to thin the batter out to your liking. This recipe worked out fine for us.
timgraham1 5 months ago
Tastes wonderful! Closest thing to Cracker Barrel I've found. The only thing I did different was to separate the egg wires and beat them to soft peaks. Then folded then into the batter just before cooking. Made incredibly light and fluffy pancakes. This is my new go to recipe. Thanks for posting!!
ddutton78 7 months ago
gleen 10 months ago
I make these almost every weekend. Excellent recipe as are many of your other recipes. Keep them coming.
Meow123 10 months ago
Really great pancakes!
jgmitchell 1 year ago
myharriford 1 year ago
Just pancakes to me
dmcmil4911 1 year ago
danielky24 1 year ago
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