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The. Best. Buttermilk Pancakes

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Happy 4th of July! We started the day off with red and blue pancakes – using the best buttermilk pancakes recipe ever! Fabulous, quick, and easy. Serve some today! Doesn’t have to be the 4th of July or even breakfast to enjoy this deliciousness.


Buttermilk pancakes recipe

I adapted this recipe  from my BHG Prizewinning Recipes Cookbook. It’s one of my go-to cookbooks.


Buttermilk Pancakes
5.0 from 1 reviews
Recipe type: Breakfast
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Serves: 8
  • 3 1/2 cups flour (I used 2 cups freshly ground hard white wheat & 1 1/2 cups all-purpose. Normally I use all hard white wheat, but I’m out of berries.)
  • 4 TBS sugar (I use raw)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk or sour milk
  • 6 TBS cooking oil
  1. In a large bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients.
  3. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.
  4. Stir just until moistened – batter should still be lumpy.
  5. Cook over a a lightly greased griddle on medium heat until pancakes are golden brown.

I cook these on my cast iron griddle and serve with homemade buttermilk syrup. In honor of the 4th of July, we added strawberries and blueberries this morning. DELISH!

Happy 4th of July to you!! I hope you have a day filled with good food and fun family!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankmichelle says

    Made this, this morning after seeing your post. SO GOOD. I did cut it in half. There,s only 3 of us. I also added vanilla and cinnamon. It’s just something my mother always did. This will be my pancake recipe from now on.

    • blankMichelle says

      That’s funny. I doubled the recipe because I have so many mouths to feed. I love to freeze leftover pancakes too for quick meals! Glad you liked it, Michelle, and thanks for letting me know!!

  2. blankmjskit says

    Now that’s a stack of pancakes!!! Looks delicious! Would definitely have to cut this recipe in half or the hubby and would be eating pancakes for days. 🙂

    • blankMichelle says

      Haha, MJ! I gave that stack to my hubby! My kids eat me out of house and home so we had to make a bunch. There were a few left over and they were devoured cold as snacks when I wasn’t looking… 😉

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