Buttermilk Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and flavorful - everything you need in a buttermilk pancake recipe

Soft, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup are a great way to start the morning.

This buttermilk pancake recipe makes delicious, light golden-brown pancakes with a hint of cinnamon.

How to Make the Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes

The great thing about using buttermilk for pancakes is that it provides a lot more flavor than regular milk.

The buttermilk also works in tandem with the baking soda to help create light airy pancakes.

Buttermilk gives the pancakes a richer flavor

What makes these pancakes so light and fluffy is using both baking powder and baking soda. It also helps if you give them a whisk, right before pouring the batter onto the griddle.

What makes this pancake recipe so tasty is adding cinnamon and a touch of salt to the batter – making the pancakes amazingly flavorful.

Buttermilk Pancakes

A touch of cinnamon makes the pancakes taste amazing

A tip to help tell when the pancakes should be flipped is to watch for bubbles to start forming in the batter.

A few things we like to serve with these are Bloody Mary’s and Homemade Bacon.


Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes

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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted


  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the eggs.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into a large bowl with the dry ingredients, adding in the melted butter. Mix everything until it is just combined, don't worry if there are a few small lumps leftover. Let the batter sit while the griddle warms up.
  • Cook the pancakes on a 350℉ griddle, using a 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook the pancakes by pouring the batter onto the griddle, flipping the pancakes after 3 minutes or so of cooking. 
    The pancakes are done when they are a nice golden brown and have cooked all the way through.
  • Serve with butter and warm maple syrup. 
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Treat, Comfort Food


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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 646mg27%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 529IU11%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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