Simple Buttermilk Pancakes

A tall stack of pancakes topped with berries and syrup
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This easy pancake recipe makes a small batch of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. They are reminiscent of the golden pancakes you’ll find at a roadside diner.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter (cooled)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for greasing the griddle


Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium to large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix to combine.

Add the wet ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then add the eggs, buttermilk and olive oil. Mix to combine until all the dry ingredients are incorporated and no dry bits of batter are visible. Set the bowl aside.

Prep your griddle. Turn the heat to medium-high and rub about 2 tablespoons of butter all over the griddle. Wipe the griddle down with a paper towel.

Cook the pancakes. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle per pancake. Cook until you start to see bubbles on top of the batter and the underside of the pancakes are golden when you lift them with a spatula. Flip them over and cook on the other side.

Serve. Add your favorite toppings and dig in!

Keywords: buttermilk pancakes, homemade pancakes, easy pancakes