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Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes stack.

Perfect Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Just as the name states.. these buttermilk pancakes are perfect! Fluffy, buttery and delicious. My family's favorite pancakes and the only recipe we use!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 15 4" pancakes


  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter melted
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large measuring cup, measure milk and add vinegar. Stir slightly and set aside to allow the mixture to "sour" for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center and add milk mixture, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Add mix-ins now. Stir all ingredients together just until there are no visible flour pockets remaining. Please note: You do not want to over mix this batter - it should be a little lumpy. If the batter is completely smooth and runny, you will have flat pancakes - which taste equally delicious but flat. Set batter aside to rest.
  • Turn griddle on medium low heat and add butter or non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 2 tbs-¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Once you see a few bubbles on top and underneath is golden brown, flip and cook the other side - about 2 minutes on each side. Continue the cooking process for the rest of the batter.
  • Serve pancakes immediately with some butter, maple syrup, whipped cream or whatever your little heart desires!


Storage instructions: Pancakes will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezing tips: Once pancakes are completely cool, immediately package the pancakes into freezer-safe bags. Doing this step as soon as they cool ensures they will keep their freshness. I usually do about 6 pancakes per bag for ease to get them apart, they usually separate very easily. To thaw: place pancakes in a single layer in the microwave and heat for about 20-25 seconds in their frozen state or until they are warm. You can also put frozen pancakes into the toaster.
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