Best Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

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Delicious Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

This buttermilk pancakes recipe is delicious.  The key ingredient is vanilla.  The recipe makes about 16 pancakes and are great left overs to enjoy breakfast all week. Serve this recipe with eggs, bacon and your favorite breakfast casserole.

A couple things you need to do, to make these pancakes is to make the batter and let it sit for 30 minutes, so that the baking soda adds bubbles into the mix.  The second thing to do is to add butter onto your pan between pancake batches.  This will give a little crispness to the pancakes.

Tip:  If you do not have buttermilk, put 2 teaspoons lemon juice into each cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.  That makes it like buttermilk.

buttermilk

What Is A Buttermilk Substitute?

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to a cup of milk.  Want creamier pancakes, use half and half or a mix of half and half and milk with lemon juice.  Let the milk sit for a few minutes to create the buttermilk.

pancake mix

What Makes The Pancakes Fluffy?

The baking soda makes them fluffy.  The butter on the pan makes them crispy and delicious.  You can  butter the pan between rounds of pancakes if you desired.

buttered pan

How Do You Know When To Flip The Pancakes?

The pancakes should start to bubble, but also start to look a bit cooked.  You can then flip the pancake and cook it on the other side.  Both sides take between 3-4 minutes.

The pancakes may puff up a bit (this is the fluffy part), don’t press them down.  If you are not sure if they are done, you can press inside the middle with a spatula to check one to see if it is done or raw.

buttermilk pancakes bubbles

How High Is Your Burner Set?

You will want to turn your pan down to  medium-low flame (possibly) to allow the pancakes to cook enough to brown (not blacken) and also bubble and cook the insides.

cooking pancakes

What Toppings Can You Put On Pancakes?

Serve them with butter and maple syrup.  And if you want extra flavor, use blueberry or strawberry syrup, bananas or your favorite fruits.  Chocolate chips are a favorite here too.

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Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

These are the best pancakes. Make for your family. Make ahead, freeze & enjoy all week with this simple buttermilk pancakes recipe.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 pancakes
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  • Add the dry ingredients and mix.  Add the eggs and buttermilk and mix until it is combined.
  • Allow the batter to sit for at least 30 minutes.  This will allow the batter to make bubbles and make the pancakes fluffy.  You can work on making bacon, muffins or other things.
  • Take your flat go-to pancake pan and heat it up with a medium flame. 
  • Rub a generous amount of butter on the pan and take 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter and place it on the pan for each pancake.
  • You will want to turn your pan down to  medium-low flame (possibly) to allow the pancakes to cook enough to brown (not blacken) and also bubble and cook the insides.
  • Once you start to get bubbles all over the pancake, it's time to flip with a spatula.  The pancakes may puff up a bit (this is the fluffy part), don't press them down.  Allow to cook for a few minutes.
  • If you are not sure if they are done, you can press inside the middle with a spatula to check one to see if it is done or raw.
  • Once cooked, you can remove from the heat and serve. 
  • This will make about 16-20 pancakes. While cooking the rest of the pancakes, you can cover with a tea towel to keep them warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 12pancakes

These are the best pancakes. Make for your family. Make ahead, freeze & enjoy all week with this simple buttermilk pancakes recipe.

 


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