stack of golden buttermilk pancakes on a white plate topped with butter and pure maple syrup

Wake Me Up Buttermilk Pancakes

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Mmmmmmmmmmmm Pancakes!!! Who doesn’t love them!? Homemade buttermilk pancakes are for sure another weekend staple at our house. I’m certain we make them more than we used to now that we have a little one, but I am not complaining! It’s a pretty great way to start the day.

Something about eating pancakes in the morning just makes me feel all happy and excited like a little kid. I hope you all have sweet memories of being out of this world excited when your parent offered a baby pancake just for you! I have no idea why this tiniest little bite was so exciting, but I sure did love it growing up, and of course I now continue that legacy with my little one. Pancakes are just sweet and fun and special. Let me eat them outside and the day is made before it begins!

See baby pancakes here…

crisp, golden baby pancakes cooking on a griddle

My brother bought me an electric griddle one year for Christmas when I was in undergrad at UNC. It was definitely the best gift he has ever gotten me. Although, the giant fake leather jacket with the massive fur collar was a close second. As it turns out, making homemade pancakes in college is a pretty great party trick. We had some pretty fancy breakfasts in those days! Having a griddle definitely speeds up the pancake making process. I can cook about 8 at a time on mine. That thing has been put to serious use over the years.

Of course you can throw just about anything in a pancake, but this simple recipe is a great base. I honestly prefer mine with just a little butter and pure maple syrup. I’m sure there will be spicier pancake recipes to come on the blog!

I hope these buttermilk pancakes get your day started right! Post in the comments your favorite pancake mix-ins! I’d love to get some new ideas. ????

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stack of golden buttermilk pancakes on a white plate topped with butter and pure maple syrup

Wake Me Up Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Author: Katelyn


Light, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes piled high and topped with butter and pure maple syrup. A simple pancake recipe with a ton of buttery flavor and a hint of sweetness. The perfect weekend breakfast!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups whole milk buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter + additional for cooking and topping the pancakes 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • Pure maple syrup


  1. Melt the butter on the stovetop or in the microwave and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Whisk the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. I do this right in the measuring cup to avoid another dirty dish.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients.
  5. Mix in the melted butter. The final batter will be slightly thick.
    Whisk in pancake better in metal bowl
  6. Add butter to your griddle set to 325 degrees or a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  7. Drop 1/4 cup of batter over the griddle or skillet for each pancake and allow to cook for two to three minutes per side. Once the pancakes have risen and the bubbling of the batter has slowed, check for a golden crust using your spatula before flipping.
    8 pancakes cooking on a griddle on white countertopcrisp, golden baby pancakes cooking on a griddle
  8. Top each pancake with a slab of butter and pure maple syrup and enjoy!
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