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One Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

Pancakes garnished with raspberries on a white plate with syrup being poured over the pancakes

This Buttermilk Pancake recipe is the most requested recipe from my extended family and grandkids.   And what is really awesome, is how easy it is.  You can teach a child to make it.   Why is it called “One Buttermilk Pancake Recipe”? It is because the buttermilk pancake recipe, all you really have to remember is “one” for the  measurement…one cup, one tablespoon, one teaspoon, one egg.

Pancakes garnished with raspberries on a white plate with syrup being poured over the pancakes.

Easy Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

My grandson Zaki said, “Mimi these pancakes are better than going out at a restaurant for pancakes.   I am sure your family will feel the same way. It will only take 5-8 minutes to mix them up and another 5-6 minutes to cook them.

Dry mixture with egg

This is correct consistence

Buttermilk pancakes ready to be turned over

Ready to be eaten!

My grandson requested “Mickey face”.

These are the easiest cooked on a flat griddle.  You may double the recipe but don’t try tripling it; just make another batch.  It is fast to mix it up.  To make the buttermilk pancakes come out light and fluffy, be sure you use the scoop and sweep method for measuring the all-purpose flour.  I use organic all-purpose flour but non-organic flour will work the same way.   Also, be sure your baking soda and baking powder are not outdated.  If you don’t have buttermilk you can substitute whole milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and abracadabra- you will have buttermilk!   I like pancakes served with peanut butter and pure maple syrup.  Yum!  I’m hungry now!

Pancakes garnished with raspberries on a white plate with syrup being poured over the pancakes

One Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

I will be interested to know what variations you come up with for these pancakes.  Please let me know in the comments below.  Enjoy!

One Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

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Serves: 2-3 Cooking Time: 4-6 minutes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted



Mix the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Crack an egg into the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the rest of the liquid ingredients. Mix With wire whisk until just blended; medium to small lumps are good. If your batter seems too thick add 1-2 tablespoons of water and whisk briefly.


You may double this recipe and it works great but I find the recipe doesn’t triple.


One recipe is good for 2 -3 people (depending on how hungry you are).

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