The Best Pancakes on the Planet!

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Recipe: #3

April 11, 2011

"The only pancakes I make and the best you will ever have! throw in some fresh blueberries too, drizzle with homemade pancake syrup (my recipe posted here on recipezazz)"

Original is 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (69.3 g)
  • Calories 151.2
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 45.8 mg
  • Sodium - 374.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 97 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large bowl combine the flour with the next 4 dry ingredients.

Step 2

In another bowl whisk eggs with buttermilk, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla; add to the flour mixture and whisk until just combined (batter will be thick

Step 3

Allow to stand at room temperature for about 5-8 minutes.

Step 4

Before frying whisk/mix again, then drop about 1/4-cup onto a medium-hot greased skillet; cook until lightly browned on the bottom, then turn and cook until browned.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the butter, make sure to use melted butter for the best texture and flavor.
  • If you are looking to add a bit of sweetness to the pancakes, adjust the sugar to suit your taste.

  • Replace the all-purpose flour with a combination of oat flour and almond flour for a gluten-free option. This substitution will make the pancakes more nutritious and provide a good source of fiber and protein.
  • Replace the buttermilk with a combination of almond milk and apple cider vinegar for a dairy-free option. This substitution will make the pancakes lighter and provide a good source of healthy fats.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the dry ingredients before mixing in the wet ingredients. Cook as directed.

Peanut Butter Pancakes Add 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter to the wet ingredients. Cook as directed.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - A delicious side dish that complements the pancakes perfectly! The salty, smoky bacon and tender asparagus are a great contrast to the sweet pancakes. Plus, it's easy to make and full of flavor.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Salmon: This light and flavorful salmon dish is the perfect accompaniment to the pancakes. The lemon and garlic add a bright and zesty flavor, while the salmon provides a delicious source of protein. The salmon also pairs well with the bacon-wrapped asparagus, making it a great choice for a complete meal.


Q: What type of sour cream should I use?

A: You can use either low-fat or full-fat sour cream for this recipe. The choice is up to you and your preference.

Q: How long should I cook this dish?

A: The cooking time will depend on the type of dish you are making. Generally, the cooking time should be between 20-30 minutes.

25 Reviews


Yumma, Yumma! They came out flavorful and oh-so-very tender, they melted in your mouth. Better than most pancakes ordered at breakfast places too. Per family request - to some, chocolate chips or strawberries were added and others were left plain. Made for a quick Breakfast for Dinner menu. From my hubs mouth "there's nothing better than coming home to that wonderful pancakey aroma" and he loved these and so did the rest of the fam. Thank you, Kittencal, for sharing. Made it for WOTM and B'Zazzled tag games.


review by:
(11 Apr 2023)


Good Lord these are mighty fine pancakes! I had mine dripping with maple syrup and lots of real butter. Good thing I quartered the recipe, because it made enough for me for a few days!


review by:
(16 Aug 2014)


We made blueberry because they are our favorites. I cut the recipe down for the 5 of us and proceeded to make the most awesome tasting pancakes! Such a pleasure to serve and eat!


review by:
(12 Aug 2014)


I agree with you whole heartedly, these are "The Best"!


review by:
(15 Jan 2014)


I love making different things for breakfast and these pancakes caught my eye. We tried them last week for the first time and they are fluffy and light. I topped ours with blueberry sauce and I will find all kinds of toppings for these delicious pancakes and have them many times again!


review by:
(31 Aug 2013)


We love different things for breakfast so I have been going through recipes to find some we might like to try. These pancakes couldn't be any better in my opinion and my kids and husband agree with me. I usually serve fruit toppings with them and sometimes we just have them with syrup. No matter how they are done the plates are empty!


(25 Aug 2013)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Pancakes have been enjoyed since ancient times, with the first recorded recipe dating back to the 4th century BC in a cookbook by the Greek poet Archestratus.

Fun Fact 2: Pancakes have been enjoyed by many famous people, including Elvis Presley who was known to enjoy pancakes with bacon and a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast!