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The stack of pancakes with syrup drizzled over the top

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

These pancakes always cook up super fluffy and flavorful! They're just as easy as the box mix, but they taste so much better.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 238kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cup regular milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar - let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, vanilla, egg, and melted butter until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk together until most of the lumps are gone. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Flip the pancake and cook until browned on the bottom and the center is done.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.7mg