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Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Classic buttermilk pancakes are a required component of a relaxing weekend. Well, they are if you ask me. I’ve got the perfect classic buttermilk pancakes recipe, too.

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes | Kita Roberts

Does it seem like every time you could have an opportunity to sit down and relax together, something always comes up? I’ve always worked retail, so a weekend off isn’t an option, but I do get every other Sunday off. But whenever I have off, Handsome has to work – or it seems that’s always the case.

This Sunday was all ours – not that we didn’t have a mountain of things to get done. We did, however, get to enjoy the morning together over a classic buttermilk pancakes breakfast… kind of.

It was a little rushed, but hey, it was a homemade tasty breakfast no less. Immediately after pancakes and bacon, we rushed off in our separate directions to tackle the day. Someday we’ll get a weekend off that’s not filled with projects and work, right?

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes | Kita Roberts



Is there anything better than classic buttermilk pancakes for a weekend breakfast?

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes | Kita Roberts


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons backing powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Additional butter or cooking spray


  1. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl (the dry ingredients). Whisk buttermilk, sour cream, eggs and vanilla in another large bowl. Add to dry ingredients. Stir until batter is just blended but still lumpy (do not overmix).
  2. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter on griddle over medium heat. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto griddle, spacing 2 inches apart. Cook until bubbles break on surface, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes over. Cook until bottoms are golden, 3 minutes. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to skillet as needed.
  3. Serve pancakes immediately with butter and syrup.

With December upon us, a weekend of relaxation is not in the foreseeable future. We will be having a ton of fun though between art shows, holiday parties, the actual holidays and a special somebodies birthday.

On a side note, I won’t even lie – watching Christmas movies on November 30th while typing this and getting pumped like a little kid… I am so glad I amuse myself.

Want to make some more pancakes? Give these recipes a try and let me know what you think!

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Ruby's Mom

Saturday 5th of February 2011

Made these this morning here in cold and snowy New Hampshire. They puffed up beautifully and the choc chip addition took them over the top. Thanks for a great recipe!


Wednesday 1st of December 2010

Oooo, Drooling!

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e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}


Wednesday 1st of December 2010

Delicious! There is nothing better than a huge stack of pancakes...unless it involves waffles and they don't stack as pretty. ;)


Wednesday 1st of December 2010

I know what you mean about excited, this year I want to make mini panetones as gifts, don't know if they will work out and will have to buy new little cake tins but hey.. These pancakes look delish, it's really hard to get buttermilk here for some reason maybe I could use yoghurt instead?

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