Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

buttermilk pancakes

This recipe comes from a not-so-secret family recipe from my husbands side of the family.  Do you still have family recipes? You know, the ones hand written on recipe cards?  Those are my treasured favorites.  I have transferred all the recipes electrically but I do have the recipes saved in a special book. This homemade Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch recipe came from a handwritten recipe I’ve treasured for years.

Funny thing about this recipe though, this is one I do not make!  (WHAT?).  I know, it’s one my husband takes joy in making.  I take joy in taking the backseat!  This recipe is a little bit of labor of love, but if my husband can do it, so can you!!

Making Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch will actually require you to make the batter the night before so it can do it’s magic in the refrigerator overnight.  Then you will need to pull it out first thing in the morning to activate the yeast, for more magic!

buttermilk pancakes


Well, we got a dog.  And I very well can’t let Buddy miss out on his first batch of homemade buttermilk pancakes can I? And I had just purchased these cute dog bone cookie cutters, so you know, I had to use those.

I mean, look how patient he is.  And cute.  Those big ears!

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

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Serves: 20


  • 1 Quart Buttermilk
  • 2 TBS Baking Soda
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 4 Cups flour
  • 2 TBS Baking Powder
  • 1 pkt Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream



Sift flour with sugar, salt & baking powder.


Add buttermilk and baking soda into flour mixture.


Sprinkle yeast and stir in oil.


In separate bowl, whip eggs until they are slightly frothy.


Fold eggs into mixture.


Refrigerate overnight.


Set out to room temperature first thing in the morning to activate yeast.


Add in whipping cream (unwhipped) just before pouring pancakes.


Stir and bake at 380° on a griddle.

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