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stack of buttermilk pancakes with syrup being poured on them

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Full fat buttermilk and the correct ratio of ingredients are what you need to make The Best Buttermilk Pancakes. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 252 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups full fat buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat a non-stick, electric griddle to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well-blended.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until the batter is blended. Some lumps are OK.

  5. Scoop two tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle per pancake. Flip the pancakes when you start to see bubbles in the batter. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.