Waking up to a big stack of fluffy pancakes is THE BEST! This recipe is foolproof for the best pancakes in the world!
How can anyone deny a huge stack of fluffy pancakes for breakfast?! Serve them with some buttermilk syrup and they will be loved by the entire family. For more pancake recipes, check out our German Pancakes and buttermilk pancakes.
Fluffy + Delicious
I don’t know about you, but I want my pancakes fluffy and big. This recipe for fluffy buttermilk pancakes is so easy and so tasty. We love our classic Buttermilk Pancakes, but today’s version is our new favorite.
Once you see how easy these are to make, you’ll want to try these guys ASAP. They’re simple, gorgeous and great for any breakfast!
My family asks me to make pancakes almost daily. Stack the pancakes up high, top it with fresh fruit, and drizzle on lots of syrup. We promise everyone will love them!
How to make Fluffy Pancakes?
Ever wonder what the secret is to making fluffy pancakes? I am going to tell you!
THE SECRET. Let the batter SIT for 10 minutes for adding it to the griddle.
Having baking powder and baking soda help too. But, letting the batter sit will give you the fluffiest softest award winning pancakes ever!
BUTTERMILK. This recipe calls for ¾ cup of buttermilk. I almost never have buttermilk in my fridge. But don’t worry – I have a trick for that. If you don’t have buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and ¾ cup milk to a medium bow and let “sour” for 5 minutes.
PANCAKE BATTER. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and mix it all together. Set aside. Whisk the egg and butter into the buttermilk and mix together. Add the flour mixture and whisk until lumps are gone. Let batter set for 10 minutes (remember- fluffy pancakes!).
COOK. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour ¼ cups of the batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the top (about 2-3 minutes). Flip with a spatula and cook the other side until browned.
ADDING FRUIT. Feel free to add fruit to your fluffy pancakes. We sometimes add raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries straight in the batter before cooking! You can even add in some chocolate chips for a fun twist.
Best Toppings + STORING TIPS
There are so many great options as to what you can top your pancakes with. Depends on what you like most, but here are some of our favorite ideas:
- maple syrup
- powdered sugar
- fresh berries
- whipped cream
- chocolate chips
Can you make these ahead of time? The batter for this can be made up to 2 days in advance if stored in the fridge properly. The pancakes made, also can last 3-4 days if placed in a Ziploc bag and stored in the fridge. We recommend placing a layer of wax paper between each pancake to keep them from sticking.
Can you freeze them? Yes! We like to place them on a baking sheet in the freezer, and freeze for an hour and then stack and place in a freezer-safe bag and place back in the freezer.
What to serve with pancakes? For a more complete breakfast, try any of these incredible breakfast recipes to serve alongside your fluffy pancakes!
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Breakfast Sausage
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Bacon in the Oven
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup
For more pancake recipes, check out:
Fluffy Pancake Recipe
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- If you don’t have buttermilk, add vinegar and milk to a medium bow and let “sour” for 5 minutes.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and mix together. Set aside.
- Whisk egg and butter into the milk mixture and mix together. Add flour mixture and whisk until lumps are gone. Let batter set for 10 minutes.
- Heat skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour ¼ cups of the batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the top (2-3 minutes). Flip with a spatula and cook the other side until browned.
Looking forward to making these big fluffy pancakes. Looks delicious
Let me know what you think when you try it out. I’d love to hear!
Good!, real good. Thanks for a great breakfast meal.
These are so light and fluffy! I’m writing this one down to put in my recipe box. These were probably the best pancakes I’ve had. Thanks for sharing!
Easy, tasty and fluffy!
Do keep in mind this yields 6 pancakes. The reviews were great, but if I’d had know the amount of batter I would had doubled it.
Yes, the recipe is written with a serving size of 4 in mind. So if you have more people to feed or want some to save for quick breakfasts later, doubling or tripling the recipe is a good idea!
I’ve made these twice now in the last couple weeks. I’ve added more buttermilk and splash of vanilla. I also don’t let them rest that long and they came out perfect this time. Great recipe!
Thanks for giving the recipe a try! I’m so glad you have enjoyed the pancakes. Thanks for sharing what you did.
These pancakes are awesome!! I always use the homemade buttermilk substitute because I don’t typically buy buttermilk. I love that this recipe taught me how to make the substitute and then amazing pancakes too!
Mine didn’t Look fluffy like the photos but the taste was phenomenal. And that’s what I’m going for, not so much just the visual. I did add some protein powder so maybe that’s why the rise of it was altered. But other than that added some blueberries a little splash of vanilla couple of chocolate chunks and we have some happy family chowing down 🙂
The hunt is over!! I have finally found the recipe for our family!! Woo hoo thank you SO much.
Oh that makes me so happy to hear!! Thanks for sharing what you did. I’m glad the family enjoyed!!
I’ve made this recipe tons of times! My family loves it. I am wondering if I can freeze the raw batter? If so, for how long? Thank you!
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