- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
- 2½ cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt together in a bowl.
- Beat buttermilk, eggs, and butter together in a separate large bowl; add flour mixture and stir into a batter with some lumps.
- Lightly grease a griddle or cast-iron skillet and place over medium-high heat. Ladle batter by the ⅓ cup onto the prepared cooking surface. Cook pancakes until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
We especially love to top these pancakes with fresh berries and maple syrup. You'll win extra points if you use real maple syrup and warm it up. The finished pancakes freeze beautifully. Make a double batch and freeze the extras for quick and easy breakfasts for the pancake-loving members of your household.
What others are saying
Sam Dalton says:
You will want to throw away your box pancake mix after you try this recipe. These buttermilk pancakes are so easy to prepare and taste amazing. They're perfectly fluffy, which is sometimes I struggle when making from scratch. What worked for me was to spoon the flour in and then leveling it off so that my measurements were accurate. Simple, delicious, and my go-to recipe for pancakes.
Greg Jones says:
Solid pancake recipe. The buttermilk makes a huge difference in the texture. I used two tablespoons sugar instead of three, and was pleased with the way they turned out. I make them every weekend.
Dominique M says:
One of my favorite recipes! I make the really large pancakes and smother them in butter and syrup. Perfect for Saturdays. I also like to add a little vanilla extract.
DC Cote says:
These are like my mama's buttermilk pancakes! I made these on my flat top griddle, they were perfect. I also added cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Rachel Douglas says:
I didn't have buttermilk so I used the milk and lemon concoction that's supposed to make "buttermilk". I think it worked because they turned out really good. Makes enough for me and the kids.