The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes are a favorite breakfast in our house. Fluffy, buttery, and dripping with thick maple syrup — it’s a great way to start the day.

My oldest daughter started her love for cooking by making a basic recipe for pancakes. She was only four years old. She’d wake up after a good night’s sleep, find her way into my room, and pull me into the kitchen. She’d climb up on her step stool and pull out her little Mickey Mouse mixing bowl then proceed to tell me the ingredients she’d need to make pancakes.

Get your kids into the kitchen and let them have their hand at making breakfast for your family. With my recipe, you won’t need to buy packaged pancake mix after you see how easy it is to make delicious, fluffy buttermilk pancakes from scratch.



Give my recipe a try. I think you’ll like it. 🙂

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and butter. Mix in the remaining ingredients.

Heat a non-stick skillet (I use a cast-iron skillet and butter it) over medium heat.

Pour slightly less than 1/2 cup of batter onto the heated skillet. When you see small bubbles on the surface and around the sides of the pancake, flip it over. Cook until the edge of the pancake is no longer wet-looking.

Look how tall it rose! 🙂

Top with butter and maple syrup and ENJOY! 🙂

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