Once you realize how easy it is to get that delicious diner pancake flavor at home with this fluffy pancake recipe, I have a feeling you'll be giving this buttermilk stack the "best pancake recipe" award in no time!
Blend dry ingredients: using a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients until well blended.
Combine with wet ingredients: add in remaining ingredients (buttermilk, egg, and melted butter) and stir everything together using a fork or whisk just until combined with no big lumps of flour remaining (a few small lumps are okay).
Rest batter and preheat pan: allow the batter to sit and thicken slightly for 10 minutes while you preheat your pan or griddle over medium heat.
Grease and portion: lightly grease your pan/griddle and pour a scant ¼ cup of batter onto the surface for each pancake, spreading the batter out as needed (this will make about a 4” pancake).
Flip and cook until golden: cook each pancake for about 1-2 minutes on each side until golden-brown, flipping over only once the edges look set and matte, and the tops start to bubble and lose their shine.
Repeat until you have a stack: repeat this process with all remaining batter (see notes).
Serve warm with all the toppings, share and enjoy! Serve warm topped with butter, maple syrup, or fresh berries!
Don't have any buttermilk? Just make some yourself! Before mixing up the batter, combine 1 cup of milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir them together and allow the milk to sit and sour at room temp for about 10 minutes, then continue with the recipe just as written.
Keep em' warm: If you’re making a bigger batch, you can preheat your oven for 5-10 minutes to 200°F. Then turn the oven off when you start mixing your batter, and as you finish cooking your pancakes, you can put them on a wire rack on a baking sheet in the oven to keep them warm for service. But make sure you’re oven isn’t too hot or it’ll dry them out!
Party Pancakes: Do you have an extra festive occasion coming up that requires extra festive pancakes? Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons rainbow stick sprinkles to make vanilla confetti pancakes that will help any breakfast feel like a celebration!
Cooking for a crowd? You can feel free to double or triple this recipe to keep your pancake stack growing sky-high and feed as many people as you like.