Buttermilk Pancakes

What’s a better way to enjoy a leisurely weekend breakfast than with buttermilk pancakes? You can whip up the batter in a matter of minutes and cooking takes no time at all if you use a griddle.

I am always searching to perfect each different type of food that I like. I will try many different types of recipes, variations, ingredients until I reach success. Even though I like most of the recipes that I try, I still like to try different recipes, hoping to find something even better or just have another way of making something. However, when I find a recipe that I LOVE, and am completely satisfied with it, I am no longer even tempted to try another version, simply because I know, that this is “the one”.

What I’m trying to say is that this is my ultimate buttermilk pancake recipe. It is so fluffy and tender, it just melts in your mouth. Often I will make double the amount on Saturday morning and keep the rest of the pancakes for the coming week. An easy way to heat them up and revive them is to toast them and they come right back to life with their golden, airy goodness.

Whisk the wet ingredients together. (I like to whisk them all in a liquid measuring cup.) Whisk the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients. IMG_2135Whisk together just until combined. Do not over mix. It’s ok if there are a few lumps lefts. IMG_2136Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour onto heated, oiled griddle. IMG_2164Flip the pancakes when there is an even distribution of small holes on the surface of the pancake and edges are dry. IMG_2153

A nice way of keeping pancakes fluffy, is placing them on a clean kitchen towel in a single layer and covering with another kitchen towel to keep warm. This way, you won’t smoosh the pancakes too much with the weight of the other pancakes.

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Blueberry Pancakes:

Sprinkle in some blueberries on top of the pancakes, right after you pour them onto the griddle. IMG_6850You can also use any other berries or other fruit. Or add chocolate chips, nuts, M&M’s, etc right to the batter.IMG_6854

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Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup oil (vegetable, canola)
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk the wet ingredients together. (I like to whisk them all in a liquid measuring cup.)
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients.
  4. Whisk together just until combined. Do not over mix. It’s ok if there are a few lumps lefts.
  5. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour onto heated, oiled griddle.
  6. Flip the pancakes when there is an even distribution of small holes on the surface of the pancake and edges are dry.
  7. A nice way of keeping pancakes fluffy, is placing them on a clean kitchen towel in a single layer and covering with another kitchen towel to keep warm. This way, you won’t smoosh the pancakes too much with the weight of the other pancakes.
  8. For BLUEBERRY pancakes, sprinkle in some blueberries on top of the pancakes, right after you pour them onto the griddle.
  9. You can also use any other berries or other fruit. Or add chocolate chips, nuts, M&M's, etc right to the batter.
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  1. Ulyana Klyuchits says

    Я очень люблю пробовать новые рецепты, но всегда есть небольшой страх, а получится ли? И что вы думаете? Получилось!! Очень вкусные, еле мужа оттащила ( в 9:00 вечера:))

  2. Veronika Sazonov says

    Just made these for family! An absolute hit! Best buttermilk pancakes recipe I’ve ever made! Thanks Olga!

  3. Inna Sysa says

    My husband and kids love these! I dont use any other recipe for pancakes since trying this one. Thanks Olga!

    • says

      Hi Inna,
      No, I wouldn’t save any unused batter. The baking powder will become flat and the pancakes won’t turn out nice and fluffy. You can mix the dry ingredients together ahead of time and then just add the dry ingredients in the morning. Even though I usually make pancakes for just my husband and me, I still make the whole batch and store the leftovers in the refrigerator. You can stick them in the toaster and they will still taste great. They will also be just a bit crunchy on the outside but still fluffy on the inside. Works great!

  4. nelly says

    THE BEST pancake recipe ever! i tried them making them today for breakfast.i doubled the recipe but then was short on buttermilk by 1 cup so i substituted milk with sour cream and they tasted perfect. i don’t have a griddle just the skillet. they burned fast so what worked for me was heating up the skillet then turning temperature down to 1 (max 2) and melting very small piece of butter then adding the batter to fry.it does take a little longer on low heat but it’s worth it. they turned out light in color and fluffy:) home-made raspberry jam and little syrup on top is yummy. THANK YOU OLGA!

  5. Natasha Yelfimov says

    Olga, thanks for the great tip for keeping pancakes warm by placing them on the towel and covering with a towel!

  6. Irina says

    Thank you Olga for posting these great pancakes, this is my ultimate pancake recipe. I do however make a healthier version like add ground flax seeds or use spelt, oat or buck wheat flowers, and they still turn out great. Thanks again!

  7. Tanya says

    Olechka,
    You never sees to amaze me. Every time I make one of your recipes, they always come out really good and my family raves about them. I absolutely loved these pancakes and my 4-year old daughter said that they were very goood!!!! She is a picky eater and I always have to battle with her to get her to eat something. Today, I made these for the first time and she ate 4 of these pancakes (topped with maple syrup and strawberries), and asked them again for lunch!
    I told her that before she can eat these pancakes again, she has to eat roasted baby potatoes and a fresh cucumber, everything topped with a little salt and fresh dill. It was a success, she ate everything!!! Yay!!!!
    I also wanted to ask you if you could post a recipe for a marinated baby cucumbers with garlic and dill? You know the ones that are typically served for the weddings. I really appreciate you and your husband for all of your hard work that you put into this blog. I also appreciate that you not only so willingly share your “secret” recipes, but also tell us your techniques and tips. May God reward you for everything your family has done for everyone else.

    • says

      Aww… Thanks so much for such a warm comment, Tanya. I’m so happy to hear that the recipes are working for you and that your daughter loves them too. I know that it can be quite a battle to get kids to eat. You made my night with your comment. Comments like this really encourage me and make me smile. It’s my greatest pleasure to share my recipes with others, especially when I hear that they are loved by other families as well.
      I don’t have a recipe with pictures for the dill cucumbers, but they are really easy to make and I’ll explain it to you as best I can.
      Cut the cucumbers into spears. If the cucumber isn’t too fat, I cut it into four pieces, but if the cucumber is bigger cut it into more pieces. Place the cucumbers in a ziptop bag, add fresh minced dill, salt and pepper to taste and a few smashed garlic cloves. Close the bag and mix it all together. Place in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes, or even longer if you’d like. You can make these a few hours ahead of time. I have found that if you mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press, the garlic will be too overpowering, but if you smash it with your knife (like they do on the cooking shows), it is very mild, but still gives the falvor of garlic to the cucumbers. You shouldn’t have too much of a garlic breath either, which a a huge plus for me. Hope that makes sense. I love these cucumbers in the summer. Especially when they are from my Mama’s garden. Yum!

  8. Tanya says

    Thank you so much for replying! Your response and comment really touched my heart. Thank you!
    I thought that you’d probably wanted to know, my daughter declared that she fell in love with these pancakes, and again asked for these for dinner. She refused to eat anything else, she wanted her pancakes! I know it’s not good, but I felt comfortable feeding her again, because I knew that these pancakes didn’t have any additives and most importantly, her belly was full and happy!

    Wow, I didn’t know that my favorite dill cucumbers were so easy to make!!! Thank you so much!!! Since I can’t wait for the summer,I am going to try to make these tomorrow using Sam’s Club baby cucumbers. Thank you also for the tip regarding garlic. I too love garlic, but sometimes when garlic is too over-powering the food doesn’t have that right taste. I’ve tried using dried garlic, but it’s not the same. So, I will be using your tip in preparing other foods as well. Thank you, again and again!!! You are the best!!!! Thank you so much for taking your time to reply!

  9. Olya says

    Olichka! How many pancakes come out in one batch???
    And i wanted to thank you for all your receipes so far all of them are loved by my hubby:) and i of course. Thank you

  10. Mariya says

    Made these pancakes few days ago, with some chopped apples added to the batter, and they were super yummy!! Thanks so much for your delicious recipes Olichka!’ ;)

  11. alla says

    I usually dont comment on blogs but this recipe was so amazing that I had to comment! This is definitely the best pancake recipe that I have tried!!! Thank you so much! I made them plain, with blueberries, and with chocolate and all of them were amazing!

  12. olga says

    How do you freeze these? do you wrap them individually or throw them together into a ziplock bag? thx! these were AMAZING!

  13. blueberry says

    These were the best! I wanted to try with fruits but every time I make them, I don’t have any on hand. Last time I had strawberries but I wasn’t sure if that will work so I put strawberries with sugar in blender and served that strawberry puree with pancakes. Turned out way too good!!!

    P.S. Thanks for cucumber recipe in the comments! I did them twice already! Love them! Olga, you can’t even think of how you make my life easier! Your step by step recipes are just right for me! Having two little kids just like you, I wonder when do you have time for everything? I’m glad you keep your posts… May God give you strength! You are in my prayers!

    • says

      Thanks, blueberry, for such a sweet comment:).
      I absolutely love serving pancakes with strawberries, exactly the same way that you did!
      I’ll have to actually do a recipe post for those cucumbers.

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