Today I’m bringing you our very favorite recipe for the best pancakes on earth. I know this to be true because my husband and kids have declared these the best pancakes on earth and I have to agree. Mostly thanks to buttermilk being one of the primary ingredients! I hope you’ll get a chance to try and enjoy them soon.
- Baking Soda
- Two Eggs
- Vegetable Oil (or butter)
- Plain Flour
Check the printable recipe card below for specific quantities.
How to Make The Best Pancakes From Scratch Step by Step
Pour enough oil in a skillet to cover the bottom.
Why Use The Vegetable Oil?
The oil is going to give our pancakes a nice crispy outer layer, which is delicious! You can also use melted butter in place of oil if you like.
In a large mixing bowl, place your flour. Add salt and baking soda.
Add sugar, buttermilk and eggs. Stir to combine.
Here is a hint for anyone new to Southern style cooking:
If it has buttermilk in the ingredients, it’s gonna be good!
You can make your own buttermilk by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to a cup of whole milk. Let it sit for five minutes before using. Since this recipe calls for two cups buttermilk, you’ll need to add two tablespoons to two cups whole milk, of course.
Stir that up until well combined. It will still be lumpy but that’s normal.
I use a 1/4 Cup measuring cup to add my batter to the heated skillet.
It should sizzle really good as soon as your batter hits the oil.
See how it is sizzling around the edges and little bubbles are appearing on the top?
You want to cook it for a minute or two before flipping, wait until the edges appear dry and the top is covered in little bubbles.
FLIP and continue cooking until browned on the other side.
Serve with as much butter and syrup as you want!
This pancake batter makes excellent waffles as well!
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 Cups Buttermilk*
- Vegetable oil butter, or margarine for cooking pancakes in
- Place enough oil or butter in the bottom of a skillet to coat it. Put on stove eye and heat on medium heat while you prepare the batter.
- In large mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
- Add eggs and buttermilk, stir until well combined. Batter will be lumpy.
- Drop by 1/4 cup fulls into heated oil and cook on medium heat until edges appear dry and top is covered in bubbles, flip and continue cooking until browned on both sides.
- Serve warm with syrup!
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