Buttermilk Pancakes

March  7, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Kate Wood
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

These buttermilk pancakes are light, fluffy, and barely tangy, the perfect vehicle for butter and maple syrup. This recipe makes enough breakfast for a family of four!
Read more at:
http://thewoodandspoon.com/buttermilk-pancakes/ —Kate Wood

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1-3/4 cups full-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • extra butter for greasing skillet
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and sugar until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and stir together with a spoon or spatula until combined, but still a bit lumpy. Do not overmix. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes. When ready to start preparing pancakes, heat a griddle to medium (325 degrees) and stir the batter once more. Wrap 1 tablespoon butter in a napkin or paper towel and use it to lightly grease your griddle. Spoon 1/3 cup of batter rounds onto the griddle and gently smooth each out into a 5” circle. Cook until bubbles appear in the center of the pancake and the edges no longer look glossy. Flip the pancakes and cook and additional 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown. Serve with extra butter and syrup.

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3 Reviews

Madeleine A. December 26, 2023
Food52 this is so disappointing. Take this incomplete recipe down.
Bryan C. May 24, 2020
I can't say I recommend this recipe. I had no success with it. The fact that it had no flour in the recipe gave me pause, but I thought, hey, maybe something magical happens in the mix. The first sign of trouble should have been that it references vanilla extract in the recipe but it is not listed in the ingredients, so am thinking that this recipe was not written well.

I tried the recipe as is and got nothing but a liquid mess - which is what my intuition thought would happen, but I am not an experienced cook, so I gave it a try.

I added 1/2 cup of AP flour to the recipe, and the pancakes came out fine, a bit too fluffy for my taste.
Mona G. October 11, 2020
please take this recipe down, dont waste your time with this one, i am sure it is a typo here