New Video Instructions! Best Basic Buttermilk Pancakes. A basic recipe for a weekend brunch staple, light, fluffy, delicious 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.
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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.
- 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
- Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
- Whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk and melted butter.
- 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.
- 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.
Serving Size1 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.