This is truly the BEST pancake recipe on the planet – this buttermilk pancake recipe has been our go-to for five years! I shared the recipe for these melt in your mouth pancakes years ago, but I’d hate for anyone to miss out on the best pancakes ever, so I’m re-sharing today!
This buttermilk pancake recipe is another checkmark in my ongoing quest to find a perfect, go-to recipe for basic foods, joining these perfect dinner rolls, the best waffles ever, and, of course, these ridiculously amazing never-fail chocolate chip cookies.
I’ve had a recipe for homemade pancakes I really love for a while, but it requires you do a bit of prep the night before. Which is pointless when, like our family, you often decide on a whim that you need to have homemade pancakes for dinner.
Why is this the best Buttermilk Pancake Recipe?
I’ve been making this buttermilk pancake recipe weekly for the past five years and I’ve never even bothered with another pancake recipe since then. This is, in my opinion, hands-down the best pancake recipe ever.
I know that pancakes are a very personal thing – some people like really fluffy, thick pancakes. Others like almost crepe-thin pancakes.
These are kind of in between. Thin-ish and soft, but not chewy. They don’t bounce back when you try to cut them with the side of your fork (I hate that). They are buttery (but not TOO buttery) and just the best melt in your mouth pancakes.
We’ve eaten them with fruit sauce, maple syrup, jam, yogurt, and fresh fruit. All variations were delicious. And they were equally amazing eaten cold off the plate while doing the dishes.
It’s also an easy pancake recipe – no sifting, no waiting around, no odd ingredients – just the best pancakes you’ve ever had in your life.
When we first started making this pancake recipe, it was enough for the three of us, but now that we’ve doubled our family size, we also double the recipe to feed the six of us, with usually a few left over for snacks.
If you liked this buttermilk pancake recipe, try out these recipes:
- Coconut Buttermilk Syrup (the perfect accompaniment to these homemade pancakes!)
- The Best Waffle Recipe Ever
- Raspberry Custard Puff Pancake
Saturday Night Pancakes
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon oil I like coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Whisk together the melted butter, milk, buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth.
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients. Whisk the dry mix into the wet mixture just until combined (it will be very fluffy looking).
On a greased skillet over medium heat, drop 1/4 cup of batter. Let cook until bubbles form and pop, then flip carefully and cook the other side.
(adapted from Ruth Reichl)