Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes


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About this recipe: These pancakes are fluffy, moist and delicious. They are wonderful as is or drenched in golden syrup, maple syrup, honey or chocolate sauce. Try adding a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.


Makes: 8 pancakes

  • 275g buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 15g butter or as needed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Mix the buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl; stir in the sugar. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, combining the batter with just a few strokes to moisten. Leave the lumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and lemon juice together; gently stir into the batter. Refrigerate the batter for at least 30 minutes, up to 1 hour.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and grease with the butter. Pour 75ml of batter per pancake into the frying pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip with spatula and brown the other side, about 2 more minutes.

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Reviews (1)


Love this recipe, easy to make. I usually add some fresh Blueberries to mine with maple syrup and whipped cream. What's not to love :-) - 07 Feb 2014

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