My Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

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Recipe: #25634

February 11, 2017

"This has been an old buttermilk pancake recipe that I've used throughout many years. More often than not I have made this recipe as is, but depending on the season, I have added fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.. It's a favorite for my family and I and a trusted standby."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (106.5 g)
  • Calories 228.6
  • Total Fat - 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.6 mg
  • Sodium - 681.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 183.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sift flour before measuring. Into a medium sized bowl, resift flour with the salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

Step 2

In a small bowl, add egg and beat. Add butter, buttermilk, and vanilla extract to egg mixture and combine thoroughly.

Step 3

Form the flour mixture into a well. Pour buttermilk/egg mixture into the well and with a wooden spoon gently combine, being careful not to over mix, making sure that it's at the right consistency (a little lumpy is a.o.k). Over-mixing will result in a not so tender product.

Step 4

Let the pancake batter sit for a few minutes or more. I've made these ahead of running an errand and have placed the batter into the refrigerator (or sometimes on the counter). I find that if it sits a bit, it develops a better rise.

Step 5

Pour the pancake batter onto a medium/hot skillet that has been buttered. Once the edges firm up and the tops bubble slightly will indicate that it's time to flip them over. Cook on other side until golden and cooked through.

Step 6

Serve with maple syrup or other syrup of your choice.

NOTE: the amount of buttermilk used depends on the humidity in the air. More humidity - less buttermilk. Dry environment - more buttermilk. The amount of liquid used makes a difference if you sift or if you do not sift the flour. Not sifting may result in more flour than indicated


No special items needed.

6 Reviews

dienia b

Rudy said these reminded him of his moms so he liked them


review by:
(29 Sep 2019)


We loved these pancakes! So easy to make and we loved how fluffy and delicious they were. I didn't have any problems following the recipe as another reviewer indicated. This is my first time making these but it won't be my last! Thanks for posting it for us!


review by:
(18 Feb 2019)

Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe on 2/7/19 for mine and my SO's and most importantly for the " What's On The Menu ? " game. There were a coupe of problems with the instructions, #1 , it didn't say where to add the Baking Soda. So I added it to the other dry ingredients while I was resifting. Problem #2 , Didn't know for sure when I was supposed to add the vanilla, so I added it with the egg and Buttermilk mixture. After mixing,I let it rise for 30 minutes and then continued with the recipe. Unfortunately , the pancakes didn't rise that well at all. To get them to rise , I had to add some self-rising flour. However did enjoy the addition of the vanilla. Thanks for taking the time to post this recipe.


review by:
(8 Feb 2019)


5 stars all the way Nat. Simply wonderful, these pancakes were perfect. Soft, tender, puffy and delicious. I couldn't get enough. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(3 Mar 2018)


These turn out really light and fluffy. Sifting the flour does make a difference.


review by:
(17 May 2017)


So good! These are simple to make and we really enjoyed them. Thanks ForeverMama for sharing. Made for FYC tag.


review by:
(16 Apr 2017)

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