I will be the first to admit that I have made a habit of making pancakes from the box mix or even buying them from the freezer section. Now, there is nothing wrong with pancake mix or frozen pancakes. There are times when that will have to do, but next time you want to make pancakes are little more special this recipe will be a hit. You may end up never going back to pre-made pancakes again.
I discovered these buttermilk pancakes from Cooking Classy. I knew just by the ingredients listed, these were going to be a guaranteed hit in our house. These buttermilk pancakes are soft, pillowy, buttery circles of deliciousness! This recipe makes a lot of pancakes. If you have are making pancakes for a group, the whole recipe is perfect. For my husband and me, I typically make a third of the recipe. These pancakes often make an appearance for our breakfast for dinner nights!
- 2 T white sugar
- 2 T light brown sugar
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 3/4 baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 1/3 cups buttermilk I used whole buttermilk
- 1/2 cup milk I used whole milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted butter slightly cooled plus more for griddle or skillet
- Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees or skillet over medium heat
- In a medium bowl, whisk the white sugar and brown sugar until fully combined and no clumps remain. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk the ingredients until completely mixed together.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, pour in the buttermilk, milk, sour cream, eggs, vanilla extract and melted butter. Whisk until combined. Add the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. (The batter should be lumpy.)
- Butter the griddle or skillet and pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto griddle or skillet. Spread batter outward to form a circle. Batter will be ready to flip when you see the bubbles on the top of the pancake burst. Flip over and cook the other side until golden.
- Serve pancakes with your favorite pancake syrup or maple syrup. Top with more butter if desired.