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Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

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Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

Originally published March 2014.

This is a terrific basic recipe to which you can add your favourite berries or as my kids mostly do, chocolate chips. I find it best to sprinkle the berries or chocolate chips on the pancakes while they are on the grill before you flip them for best even distribution in every bite.

A good basic buttermilk pancake recipe is a useful thing indeed. I’ve tweaked this recipe to be extra light and fluffy and so simple to prepare that considering using a pancake mix will never be a real need ever again and so quick that you may even be making them on weekday mornings.

Add fresh berries in season or chocolate chips like my kids do throughout the year for a weekend brunch treat that will have ’em rushing to the table.

Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

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Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes
Yield: 12 large pancakes

Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes - A basic recipe for a weekend brunch staple, light, fluffy, delicious buttermilk pancakes. This is a terrific basic recipe to which you can add your favorite berries or as my kids mostly do, chocolate chips. I find it best to sprinkle the berries or chocolate chips on the pancakes while they are on the grill before you flip them for best even distribution in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk and melted butter.
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined. Do not over mix. Don't worry about small lumps. The batter will be thick.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter onto a lightly greased griddle on medium heat; it's best to cook these slowly. You may need to spread the batter out a little with the back of a spoon but this is usually not necessary. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned on both sides and the center is fully cooked.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 pancake

Amount Per Serving Calories 135Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 27mgSodium 376mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Heather M.

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Hi Barry:

I, today, got to print two recipes, but when I press print on a separate recipe which was part of a group of recipes, it won't print. Also, when the recipes are circled in ? green, I can't get them to print. I thought at first, it was corrected since my complaint yesterday, but obviously, not. Please check into this problem. Thanks.

Jennifer

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

So perfectly delicious! Thank you

Glen

Monday 28th of February 2022

Great recipe that is so close to one I've used for years. I found that warming the buttermilk just a bit (30-45 seconds in the microwave) to take off the fridge chill, gave me a bit better consistency for the mix. But it's a real minor point. Love your website and daily recipes.

Adela

Monday 28th of February 2022

These are the quickest, best ever pancakes. They were fluffy just like you said. Thanks for all your recipes.

Mariont

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Excellent recipe’s have tried many of them all excellent, Thank you.

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