Start your day off right with One Perfect Buttermilk Pancake Recipe. Light, Fluffy, and delicious. Easy to make and a recipe you are sure to keep.

  • Yields: 6 to 8 pancakes
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Total: 20 to 30 minutes
  • Active: 20 to 30 mintutes

Ingredients (11)

  • 1 cup all-purpose bleached flour (which is softer than unbleached flour)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (can use instant buttermilk to make buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup milk (just maybe a pinch less than 1/2 cup: add 1st 1/4 cup then use 2nd 1/4 cup to obtain a right consistency not too thick not too thin)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TABLESPOONS unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (a pinch less than one 1/2 teaspoon)
  • cooking spray to spray electric skillet, griddle, or frying pan


  1. Heat electric skillet, griddle, or frying pan over low heat while preparing ingredients.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt (if using salted butter eliminate salt), baking powder, and baking soda in medium bowl ~ I use my Kitchen Aide Mixer so I add all these ingredients into my 4.5qt mixer bowl.
  3. Microwave buttermilk and milk in a 2-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup to room temperature ~ 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Whisk in egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract into the 2-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup (after microwaving to room temperature)
  5. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix for 30 seconds or until just mixed ~ if not using an electric mixer, whisk by hand for 30 seconds or until just mixed.
  6. Let batter sit for about 15 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to medium (if using electric skillet heat to 375 degrees) and spray surface with cooking spray
  8. Pour batter about 1/4 cup at a time. Work in batches, if necessary, avoid crowding.
  9. When pancake bottoms are golden brown and tops start to bubble, 2 to 3 minutes, flip pancakes; cook until golden brown on remaining side. Repeat, using cooking spray on electric skillet, griddle, or frying pan for new batch.