buttermilk pancakes made from scratch

Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy and flavorful buttermilk pancakes made from scratch! These will be your new weekend tradition. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 pancakes
Calories 97 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek


Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

  • 10 oz flour two cups
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 16 oz buttermilk two cups
  • 2 oz sour cream 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp brown butter cooled
  • 1-3 Tbsp butter for frying


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt

  2. Combine buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla, butter and eggs. Whisk lightly to break up eggs. 

  3. Make a well in the flour mixture and add in your egg mixture. Fold gently until combined but the batter is still lumpy. Let rest for 10 minutes. 

  4. Heat a skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes. Melt a Tbsp of butter in the pan and turn the heat down to med/low. 

  5. Scoop 1/4 cup pancake batter and pour into the middle of the pan. Let cook until you see bubbles popping in the center of the pancake and the edges of the pancake look dry and not shiny anymore. Then flip. 

  6. Cook your pancake for 1-2 minutes more then it's done! Top with powdered sugar, maple syrup and butter! Mmmmm! 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 151mg6%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.