These are easy buttermilk pancakes made with homemade pancake mix. Make the mix now to make breakfast easier later. They're not only quick but they're light and fluffy pancakes everyone loves. These are the easiest buttermilk pancakes because they only take 5 minutes to prep. No whipping up egg whites or separating eggs. If you have the homemade pancake mix already made up it will only take a minute or two to make the batter.
The best pancake recipe is the kind that is both quick and delicious. This fluffy pancake recipe is for people who don't love thin pancakes and also don't love separating eggs! It's a buttermilk pancake recipe, which helps make them extra fluffy pancakes.
If you love this recipe you'll enjoy these pumpkin pecan pancakes.
Pancakes should be fluffy, tasty and not take forever to make. I always look for a recipe that doesn't require separating eggs and isn't fussy.
To make the next pancake breakfast even easier just mix up the dry ingredients and put them in a jar to be quickly mixed with the egg and buttermilk when you have a pancake craving.
More Breakfast Ideas:
- Easy Breakfast Burritos: Make these ahead or make them in the morning.
- Sausage and Potato Frittata: This couldn't be easier!
- Lemon Rolls: These are so sweet and delicious.
Pancake Mix Ingredients
- cake flour (use all-purpose flour if you can't find cake flour)
- baking powder
- baking soda
- melted butter
How To Substitute buttermilk in a buttermilk pancake recipe
If you don't have buttermilk, no problem. You can make a buttermilk substitute by mixing 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to a 1 cup measuring cup. Then fill the rest of the cup up with milk. Or see more buttermilk substitute recipes. The buttermilk or substitute makes this a fluffy pancake recipe. In a pinch you can just use milk but buttermilk really does make the best pancake recipe.
Optional Pancake Add-ins
Blueberry Pancakes: Mix ½ cup of blueberries into your pancake batter.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Mix ½ cup of mini chocolate chips into the easy buttermilk pancake batter.
Banana Pancakes: Slice a banana. After pouring batter onto pan when cooking, place thin slices of banana on top of the pancake.
Easy Buttermilk Pancakes Instructions
Step 1: Heat skillet on the stove to medium. Use non-stick cooking spay on pan to prevent pancakes from sticking.
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Store in a cool dry place if you aren't using right away.
Step 3: Add the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix. It will be a bit lumpy, that's O.K. See above for buttermilk substitutions. Buttermilk make this the best fluffy pancake recipe so don't skip it if you can help it.
Step 4: Pour 4 inch diameter pancakes onto heated skillet. When pancakes begin to bubble and pop in the middle of the pancake they are ready to flip.
Step 5: Cook other side until pancake is golden brown. Serve while warm.
This easy buttermilk pancake mix recipe serves 3-4 people. My kids are big eaters so I double it. When I first wrote this recipe we always used cake flour. Now we use King Arthur's Gluten Free flour mix.
Yes! We like to use the King Arthur gluten free flour mix to substitute for the cake flour.
Put one tablespoon of white vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup. Add milk to the top of the 1 cup. Stir and let sit for a couple minutes.
- 1 cup cake flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ -1 cup buttermilk
- Heat skillet to medium. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Add melted butter, vanilla, lightly beaten egg, and ¾ cup of buttermilk
- Mix batter until just mixed. Do not over mix.
- Add additional buttermilk if your batter is too thick.
- Pour 4 inch pancakes on pan. Cook until bubbles in middle of the pancake pop. Flip.
- Remove pancake from heat when other side is golden.
- Serve while warm.