Long ago, I never made homemade pancakes. I loved pancakes but only had them at restaurants.  One day I decided to find the best recipes for pancakes.  I checked out cookbooks from the library and tried out many recipes.  This is the absolute best recipe for just plain but not boring pancakes.  It is always what Grant requests.  I can tell other recipes will not be as good because they don’t call for as much butter.  This can have additions, such as blueberries, chocolate chips, grated apple and cinnamon or praline pecans. I almost always double this recipe.  This is super quick and easy.  We like these served with real maple syrup best. Oh, pancakes are great any time of day!


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose or pastry
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (a pinch)

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients until well blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring briefly to moisten the flour.  Some lumps are fine.  (I like to mix the egg and buttermilk together and then add the melted butter after that has been poured into the dry ingredients.  Otherwise, the butter tends to clump in the cold buttermilk.).

Spread the batter onto a well-greased hot griddle and cook over medium-high heat (350°F.) until bubbles appear and the surface of the pancake is no longer wet. Turn and cook briefly on the other side.

Serve hot with plenty of butter and maple syrup or fruit sauce.

The Absolute Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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  1. These are seriously THE BEST. I really like them with apple cider syrup, or whatever that stuff is called. I would greatly appreciate a post with that recipe 😀

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