These Buttermilk Pancakes are so light and fluffy. Easy to make and have the best flavor & texture. The addition of sour cream takes these over the top. You will never go back to boxed pancakes again!
Buttermilk Pancakes with sour cream
I have a few pancake recipes on the site. I grew up eating these blender wheat pancakes. They are great! And an awesome way to use whole wheat kernels if you keep them for a food supply like I do. But sometimes you just want a delicious, buttermilk, fluffy pancake, drenched in maple syrup. That or buttermilk syrup! Depends what kinda mood I’m in.
Alright. There are a LOT of recipes out there for buttermilk pancakes. In doing research they were all very similar. Buttermilk, baking soda and powder, eggs, a little sugar, salt melted butter and flour. But I decided to add a little bit of sour cream! YES! Sour cream seriously makes everything better! Another one of our favorite recipes for pancakes are Pioneer Woman’s sour cream pancakes. So this is like the best of both worlds!
Have you tried cooking your pancakes using bacon grease. OMGosh…it is the best way. And if you don’t have bacon grease on the ready, oil will work too. Brush the griddle with oil (or butter works as well).
How to make the best buttermilk pancakes
- don’t over mix the batter! This is a hard one. Cause I like to cream/mix things up till they are nice and smooth. But this is not like making a cake. If you over mix the batter, you will activate the gluten too much and it will make for pancakes that are NOT light and fluffy 🙂
- use REAL buttermilk! making your own buttermilk is fine for a lot of recipes. But if you are are making buttermilk pancakes, make sure you grab a job of buttermilk at the store. It makes for the best pancakes.
- grease your pan with bacon grease if you have some! So if you are making bacon to go with your pancakes, you are set. Or you can brush the griddle with oil or butter.
- top with buttermilk syrup or real maple syrup and more butter. yesssss
Other Breakfast recipes-
The best buttermilk pancake recipe that you will make again and again. They are easy, fluffy and the perfect weekend breakfast. The sour cream adds the perfect touch! Serve with bacon and eggs!
- 2 cups flour (10 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter (melted & cooled slightly)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/3 cup sour cream
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together till there are no lumps. Set aside.
In a medium sized glass bowl melt the butter (about 25 to 30 seconds. You don't want it to be too hot so it takes forever to cool). Add the eggs, buttermilk, sour cream and whisk till combined.
Make a well in the center of the flour bowl and pour in the wet ingredients. Gently stir / fold together until just a few flour streaks remain. Don't over stir. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
While the batter rests heat a griddle to about 300 to 350 degrees or a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil, bacon grease or butter.
Use a large cookie scoop (my favorite way to make pancakes) or a 1/4 cup measuring cup and place batter onto pan (about 4 if using a skillet or 8 if using a large griddle). I like to lightly shape the batter into a nice messy circle with the back of the cookie scoop. Cook until bubbles on the surface are just starting to pop (about 2 to 3 minutes). Flip pancakes and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Don't flip them more than once.
Serve immediately with more butter on top, real maple syrup or buttermilk syrup! To keep pancakes warm, place on a wire rack sprayed with cooking spray over a baking sheet in an oven heated to 200 degrees.
This makes about 15 pancakes depending on the exact size you make them.
Source: adapted from the April/May 2017 Cooks Country Magazine
MORE BREAKFAST RECIPES!
Blender Wheat Pancakes: made with whole wheat kernels. These pancakes remind me of my childhood. So good and so easy!
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: with the blueberry sauce these are special breakfast!