The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Breakfast hasn't ever really been my favorite meal. My poor mom would always make my brother and me breakfast before school (usually something really good - pancakes, waffles, french toast) and nine times out of 10 I'd skip it all. It didn't help that I've never been a huge fan of syrup (that's changed slightly as I've gotten older, but I can eat cold, syrup-less pancakes, no problem). 

However, since marrying Scott - who loves himself a good, big breakfast that includes LOTS of syrup - and Marcus, who apparently has his dad's love for syrup I've found if I'm going to make and eat breakfast it better be pretty darn good. None of that prepackaged stuff, or just-add-water mix. I want the real deal, and I want it homemade.

Both my guys love pancakes, so with a little searching and taste-testing trial and error, I found a recipe that everyone in our family seems to love.

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes - yields approximately 16 pancakes
What You'll Need
1 1/2 cups milk
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
4 Tbsp butter, melted
cooking spray

How It Comes Together
Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to sour.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk eggs, butter, and vanilla into soured milk.
Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Heat large skillet to medium heat. 
Coat skillet with cooking spray.
For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on surface. 
Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on both sides.

No fancy schmancy ingredients, nothing too crazy when it comes to whipping them up and cooking them, but they sure do seem to disappear quickly. 


  1. These sound yummy! We will try them soon =)

  2. Pinning this! Even though I cook and bake a lot, I'm not sure I've ever made pancakes from scratch!

  3. I'm pinning this right now! We love breakfast for dinner or even for lunch on the weekends so pancakes are big in this house. I'm surprised by the apple cider vinegar but excited to try!

  4. Im a recovering cereal and milk gal myself because Brian loves himself a full spread breakfast lol. I have a homemade mix we like but yours intrigues me with the vinegar addition so Ill definitely be trying these out!

  5. You're KILLING IT with the recipes recently!!! I'm so pinning this to make! I LOVE breakfast foods. I might have to convince Seth that we need these this weekend... I mean I am the birthday girl after all LOL

  6. I was so sure that I made the best buttermilk pancakes.... but now you have me concerned that I may not. SO, I am going to have to give these a try and I will get back to you with my verdict in the next couple weeks :).

  7. Yum! I sent this recipe to my husband with a "hint hint" for the weekend... :)