Fluffy Buttery Pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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After years and years of trial and error we have perfected a classic and fluffy buttery pancake recipe! What makes these pancakes so great is the fluffy buttery goodness each pancake has to offer. They will melt in your mouth and will remind you of vanilla cake perfection.

Not to mention there is no artificial sugar in this recipe. Only maple syrup, and you would never know.

Many people will tell you the secret to a perfect pancake is buttermilk. Buttermilk pancakes are very common and super fluffy but most of us don’t have buttermilk lying around. Plus it goes bad so quickly.

Did you know you can get the same

flavor and texture as buttermilk pancakes by using a couple other simple ingredients?!

Lucky for you this pancake recipe has been tried and tried and tried until now we have a perfect delicious classic buttery pancake. No dairy and no added sugar.

Make these buttermilk pancakes in a blender, stand mixer or large bowl by hand.

This is by far the best pancake mix around and nothing compares to a good easy basic buttery pancake recipe!

Why you will love this fluffy buttery pancakes recipe.

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, No Artificial Sugar)
  • Family Friendly
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Classic Buttery Pancakes
Hannah Stewart
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 Adults
Calories 509 kcal
  • 3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • coconut oil
Cooking Directions:
  • Mix together almond milk and vinegar and set aside. (This may sound weird but you are making a buttermilk substitute, which makes the pancakes light and fluffy!).
  • In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate medium sized mixing bowl whisk together all wet ingredients.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly add wet ingredients whisking as you go. Try to add in flour from sides slowly as you whisk batter together to avoid lumps. (Do not over mix)
  • Heat stove-top flat top grill or non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Once heated add coconut oil to grease and start cooking away. Pour 1/3 cup batter per pancake.
  • Cook until bubbles form in the center of the pancake and sides begin to form, then flip. Once flipped cook an additional 30 seconds – 1 minutes and check for doneness. Once all your pancakes are cooked enjoy!
  • Batter will stay good in fridge up to 3 days. Pancakes can also be cooked and frozen for some homemade pancake breakfasts when your in a rush.
Freezer Directions
  • Make a big batch and freeze extras for easy before school breakfasts, or mornings in general.
  • Once pancakes are cool, stick in gallon freezer bag, and store in freezer until ready to use.
  • When serving, warm 1-3 pancakes in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, and enjoy.
Dietary Adjustments
Make it Gluten-Free:
  • This recipe is not intended to have gluten-free substitutions.
Make it Dairy-Free:
  • This recipe is naturally dairy-free.


Serving: 3gCalories: 509kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 9.4gFat: 27.4gSaturated Fat: 20.4gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 893mgPotassium: 788mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 8.3g
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What is the secret to fluffy pancakes?

The secret to these fluffy buttery pancakes is vinegar. Add vinegar into your milk and letting it sit for 15 minutes creates a buttermilk type liquid. The vinegar creates a perfect homemade pancake texture without having to keep buttermilk around for the little time it stays fresh.

Ingredients you will need for this fluffy buttery pancakes recipe.

  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • ground nutmeg (Optional)
  • ground cinnamon (Optional)
  • ground cloves (Optional)
  • pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • milk of preference (I use almond milk)
  • distilled white vinegar
  • eggs
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for skillet (may also use butter or olive oil)

What is raw honey? Is it different from regular honey?

Raw honey comes straight from the honey comb. It is cleaned of any bits of comb but does not undergo a pasteurization process which leaves it a bit cloudy because this is honey in its pure natural form.
Regular honey undergoes a pasteurization process making it pure and very consistent in it coloring. It also does not solidify.
The pasteurization process may decrease the health benefits that raw honey has to offer by lowering the number of antioxidants and nutrients in the honey. You may use raw or regular honey but because of the health benefits I always recommend using raw honey.

How do you make buttermilk?

SUPER EASY! A buttermilk like milk is the secret to these fluffy pancakes. Just add the vinegar to your milk of preference. (Do not add vinegar if using buttermilk). And let sit for 5-15 minutes. I usually do this first and then start gathering ingredients. By the time I need the milk its ready.

Which butter is best for pancakes?

I like working with unsalted butter. This recipe calls for enough salt that if you use salted butter it will be too salty. If you do prefer salted butter then take down the salt in this recipe to 1/2 tsp or to taste.

What to serve with this fluffy buttery pancakes recipe?

Breakfast is the best! And with the best pancakes in the world…this recipe of course. I love serving bacon and sausage on the side. Some mornings I may even serve some easy breakfast pastries and hash browns on the side.

How to store this DIY pancake mix?

You can store this pancake mmix before adding the liquid if preferred in an airtight container stored in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.

How do I store buttery pancakes once cooked?

If you have leftovers store pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

How do you make fluffy pancakes from scratch?

Just follow the detailed instructions in the recipe below. You will love this pancake recipe easy and fast!

Classic Buttery Pancakes FAQs

Can I freeze these fluffy butter pancakes?

Yes! They freeze so well. Make a large batch and store in the freezer to enjoy on school mornings or any weekend!

Can I make pancakes with oil instead of butter?

Sure! Both are a fat that will add delicious flavor to your dish. There is a small enough amount of butter in this recipe that oil will work just may change the texture a little bit. But it will still be super tasty. Just less buttery.

How do you make butter pancakes from scratch?

Follow the recipe above for detailed instructions.

What does buttermilk do in pancakes?

“Not only does buttermilk provide a tangy flavour in pancakes, it helps activate the baking soda and/or baking powder in the batter, making it light and fluffy even before it hits the heat of your pan! The acid in buttermilk that helps break down gluten, developing soft, moist and tender Buttermilk Pancakes.”

– Quote of Cafe Delight

What does butter do to pancakes?

Fat in butter gives your pancakes a rich moist texture similar to a cake. Hence pancakes. But using butter will give you a richer more delicious flavor.

Can I use almond milk (nut milk) to make buttermilk?
Is there buttermilk in this recipe?

Technically no. Adding vinegar to your milk creates a milk with a similar makeup to buttermilk giving you a fluffy buttery delicious pancake!

What if the better is super thick?

The batter in this recipe will come out very thick. You will spread the batter out on the skillet a bit thick. If its way more then you prefer add in milk (does not have to be the buttermilk version) until you are satisfied with the consistency.

Does pancake batter need to rest?

No, this one is good to go when you are ready to make these easy pancakes.

What is the best pancake mix?

Homemade pancake mix is always the best! This recipe is a rockstar DIY pancake mix recipe for the perfect fluffy buttery pancakes.

What do eggs do in pancakes?

Eggs act as a binding agent in baking. They also provide some natural fat which adds a rich flavor to your pancakes.

Why is the first pancake always bad?

There are two simple reasons for this. One, the pan needs to heat up properly across the whole surface and two there is not yet an even distribution of oils across the surface.

What do pancakes taste like?

Pancakes remind me of vanilla cake, only better! Adding in some tartness of fresh fruit or berries will give you a refreshing luxurious breakfast for any occasion.

If you’re interested in the history of pancakes!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know how you like your Classic Buttery Pancakes!


  1. Absolutely love this recipe. My kids favorite pancake recipe on a Saturday morning.

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