Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

Help I’ve fallen in love with Depth of Field and I can’t get up. And homemade butter. And salted caramel. And pumpkin cheesecake. And these pancakes, I’m obsessed with them too.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes: hands down the fluffiest, thickest, most delicious pancakes you'll ever make!




But who wouldn’t like these, that’s the question? Perfectly fluffy, airy, thick, soft, spongy, sweet, tangy and overall amaaaaazing. Not that you can dislike them or something. That’s like hating sprinkles, and let’s be honest here: no one hates sprinkles!

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes: hands down the fluffiest, thickest, most delicious pancakes you'll ever make!

What’s better than Saturday mornings with a warm mug of tea and a stack of cloudy pancakes smothered in syrup and topped with a dab of melty butter? Nothing. NO-THING. Oh well, a morning without homework would have been much better, but a girl has to do what she has to do, even if it’s the most otrageous math homework ever. Luckly pancakes make up for it, yeah.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes: hands down the fluffiest, thickest, most delicious pancakes you'll ever make!

I got this flawless recipe from one of my very favorite blogs. Christin’s blog is full of no-fail recipes which will make your mouth water, and they always turn out beautifully. Trust me, I’ve tried a few ones. Plus she’s such a sweetheart, and writes lovely posts as well.



I knew I had to try these when I saw them last week, but I didn’t have any buttermilk on hand and I knew that the milk + vinegar combo wouldn’t do, so I waited until I could make some homemade butter (a post on that is on its way, I feel so bad that I’ve still haven’t shared the wonders of homemade butter with you all!) and therefore obtain some buttermilk. And, you can clearly see that these are worth the wait… what a gorgeous looking stack of pancakes if I may say so myself!



 Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes: hands down the fluffiest, thickest, most delicious pancakes you'll ever make!

I had been looking for the perfect pancake recipe ever since I started cooking a year ago now, and these really fit the bill. The search is over, guys! I’ve tried lots of delicious recipes over this year: apple pie pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, cinnamon roll pancakes, brownie batter pancakes… BUT these are the best-est ones I’ve ever put into my mouth. These are mom & brother approved, and they’d be dad-approved too if he ate sweets, which he doesn’t (seriously, I can’t understand trhese people who dislike dessert like no but it’s ok because there’s more for me that way *evil laugh*). Anyway, everybody adored these at home and I’m sure that if you guys try these, your families will love them as well.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes: hands down the fluffiest, thickest, most delicious pancakes you'll ever make!



Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Website Spicy Southern Kitchen


  • 1 + 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 3 Heaped tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 Tsp. baking soda
  • a Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. butter (I used homemade, which is creamier, but storebought will do)
  • 1 + 1/3 cup buttermilk


Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and whick until combined.
Mix all of the wet ingredients in a different bowl and whisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ones and miz until combined. Some lumps are ok.
Heat some butter or oil in a pan and when it's hot, drop 1/4 cup of the batter.
Flip each pancake when bubbles appear in the surface.
While still warm, top with butter and maple syrup/honey.


Happy Monday!




  • Reply Dolega October 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Viéndolos siento nostalgia.
    Tus fotos mejoran por días preciosa.

    • Reply Consuelo October 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      ¡Muchísimas gracias! Besos <3

    • Reply Consuelo October 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      ¡Muchísimas gracias! Besos 🙂

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life October 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Disliking dessert?! It must be a dad thing:) I’m a sucker for pancakes and waffles, though I prefer them as dessert vs breakfast. I’ve seen so many fun fall syrup flavors; I must make these so I can try the syrups as well! Thanks Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo October 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah, I can’t believe that he dislike them either! 😉 Let me know how you like them, thanks 😀

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven October 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I definitely love my flavour infused pancakes but let’s be honest, is there anything better than a huge stack of buttermilk pancakes drenched in maple syrup? No…definitely not!

    • Reply Consuelo October 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      This is one of those times when keeping it simple its best, right? 😉

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl October 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Beautiful photography! You got the depth of field down 😉 And what beautiful, fluffy looking pancakes. I’d be very happy if someone gave that to me for breakfast!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Aimee! It means a lot coming from someone who takes such gorgeous pics! 🙂

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou October 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    These pancakes look great!! So fluffy and perfect!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks, Cate! x

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen October 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’m so glad you liked these pancakes Consuelo! Thanks so much for your kind words! Your photos are gorgeous! So vibrant and crisp!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Aw, thank you for the recipe, Christin! It’s the best one I’ve ever tried 😉

  • Reply caileejoy October 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Oh these look so yummy delightful!! So pretty 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Cailee 😀

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com October 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Consuelo – your pancakes are so fluffy – like a cloud! Yes – Saturday morning with a stack of these would have been super!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Saturday morning with these was perfect indeed! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Cindy October 28, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Hello Pancakes!! These are crazy fluffy. I could eat a plate full of these babies 😀

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      So could I hahah 😉

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen October 29, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Oh my gosh – I seriously want to pick one of those perfectly fluffy pancakes off that plate and pop it in my mouth! It looks divine! So fluffy and well – delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you Kristi! They’re so fluffy indeed 😉

  • Reply Monica October 29, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I love buttermilk pancakes, Consuelo! I found a recipe not long ago that I love…it’s similar but uses more eggs and is thinner, not as fluffy as yours. That recipe requires an overnight rest that makes it really soft. Your buttermilk pancakes look incredibly light and airy…I can see why it’s your newfound favorite. I just bought buttermilk today (no fresh butter here unfortunately)…there will be pancakes in our future!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      These are super light, so I recommend you try them if you’re looking for a perfect recipe! And I hope you’ll love them 😉

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl October 29, 2013 at 1:33 am

    I need a big stack of these pancakes in my life. This weekend we’re going to sleep in and then devour these! Thanks!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yay, I hope you enjoy them 😉

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner October 29, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Your pancakes and photography are awesome!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks, Deb! 🙂

  • Reply blahnikbaker October 29, 2013 at 4:08 am

    This is what Saturday mornings are made of…a big pile of pancakes!! PS: I am loving these photos 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Zainab 🙂

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry October 29, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Guess what? I have a whole container of buttermilk in the fridge and I know exactly what I am going to do with it. I cant wait for breakfast!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Aw, I hope you’ll love them 😀

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

    LOVE fluffy buttermilk pancakes!!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Yay, me too 🙂

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth October 29, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I agree, there isn’t anything better than a big stack of fluffy pancakes on the weekend! These look amazing. It’s late at night by me but I would gladly take a stack of those right now!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Aren’t they the perfect breakfast treat? And dinner, tehy’d make a lovey dinner as well 😉

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife October 29, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I love how fluff-tastic these pancakes are!!! Thicker the better in my book. Also, can we talk about homemade butter? Because I think I need to come over to “quality test.” 😉

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      I’d love you to come to quality test if you bring some of that cheese you got at them farm 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker October 29, 2013 at 6:18 am

    These look wonderful Consuelo! I love how fluffy they are. Can you come over and make me some? 😉 Great recipe!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Anne! I’d love to make some more for the tow of us so I can eat them again 😉

  • Reply Ashley October 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    These pancakes look delicious! Although they are making me want some instead of my yogurt right now! I have a cousin who hates all sweets – I think he’s crazy : ) lol

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Haha I’m having a bowl of greek yogurt as I write this and these are also making me want I was having ancakes instead 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply Johlene October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Looks really tasty Consuelo, I love the fact that you used buttermilk, I normally use milk but next time
    I´m trying it this way 🙂 Xx

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Try them, they come out x10000 times better 😉 x

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments October 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Nothing like butter milk in pancakes and waffles. Yummy!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah, it makes them so fluffy!

  • Reply marcie October 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    There really isn’t a much better way to wake up than to these beauties! I love pancakes. Yours turned out so nice and fluffy! YUM.

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah, they actually make me want to wake up 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply Ashley - Baker by Nature October 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Mmm! Sometimes there’s nothing better than a big old stack of pancakes!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      You’re right, Ashley! 😉

  • Reply Laurel y Menta October 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Madre mía, qué pintaza. En las fotos dan ganas de darles el mordisquito correspondiente, je, je…

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      ¡Muchas gracias! La verdad es que me las comería otra vez je je. Un beso c:

  • Reply ashley October 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    These are so fluffy!! mine never come out this perfect!!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      And neither did mine until I try this recipe 😉

  • Reply Carlos Martinez Garcia October 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Kaipasin sinua tänä viikonloppuna vanhempiesi kanssa. Olisimme ostaneet kuin hullu. Näen, että tietokone toimii täydellisesti, olen iloinen. Ota vahvuus maraton Cuenca. Kisses

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Tsch, otra vez no le doy a aprobar comentario 😉

      • Reply Carlos Martinez Garcia October 31, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        Uhyy qué mala. Usa el google traductor. Si no apruebas mis comentarios cuando vaya a verte no te hablaré, no probaré tus recetas, te ignoraré, además no dejaré a tu madre que venga de compras a mi ciudad, no te arreglaré nunca más el ordenador y encima hackearé tu blog y le pondré bigote y barba a tu foto de perfil. Cuídate guapetona y recibe un fuerte besote

        • Reply Consuelo October 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm

          hAHAHAHAHA NO bigote no.
          Un beso, y a ver cuando vienes 😉

  • Reply Drink me · Eat me October 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    ¡Cómo te entiendo! En casa hubo un tiempo (cuando les pillé el truco^_^) en el que no se almorzaban/cenaban tortitas de milagro…Si es que están deliciosas en todas su versiones: solas, con mermelada, con crema de cacao, con dulce de leche, con miel, con sirope…(creo que ya sé lo que vamos a desayunar mañana:-)).

    Besotes para las 2

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Pff yo empezaría y no pararía de comerlas, ¡qué ricas! Espero que os gusten, si las probáis 😀

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron October 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Ah! I have been craving big fat fluffy pancakes for so long. And these are exactly what I’ve always wanted my pancakes to look like. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Yay, let me know if you try these and like them 🙂

  • Reply Allie October 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I think these are the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever seen! And you are right, nothing is better than a buttery stack of fluffy pancakes for breakfast. I’m dying over these!

    • Reply Consuelo October 31, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      There’s nothing better than it, really! Thank you, Allie 😀

  • Reply Allie October 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Ps- I forgot to mention how great your photos look! I can see you are having fun learning that dSLR!

    • Reply Consuelo October 31, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I’m having fun indeed 😉 Thanks, dear!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner October 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve been playing around with the depth of field with my new camera and I love it too!
    I can’t get over how fluffly these pancakes look! My hubby is usually in charge of weekend breakfasts and I must pass this recipe along to him for us to try. Love love love pancakes, but THESE look especially delicious. 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo October 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Your photos are even greater now, I know 😉
      I hope you do try them and love them! x

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com October 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Whoa, I’m pretty sure those are the dang fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever seen! I don’t know if I could resist throwing a few blueberries in there–they’re just begging for some fruity friends!

    • Reply Consuelo October 31, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      I’m so trying that when blueberries are on season! Thanks for the great idea 😀

  • Reply Chandni Doulatramani January 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Hello. Looks yum! The butter is salted or unsalted?

    • Reply Consuelo January 31, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      I use salted, but both work fine : )

  • Reply Melissa June 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

    This is a pretty old post, but just wanted to say that I made these the other day and OH MAN. They were the BEST pancakes I have ever made or had, without a doubt.

    Thanks. This is going to be the new go-to.

    • Reply Consuelo June 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Aeeh thanks Melissa! xx

  • Reply Khyla June 14, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Are the 4tbsp of butter melted and incorporated into the wet ingredients? Thanks!

    • Reply Consuelo June 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Yes! xx

  • Reply Kathy February 23, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Consuelo, I just made your buttermilk pancakes and they are fantastic! Thank you, thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  • Reply Bekah February 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    These are the best pancakes ever!! Like you, I have been searching for a good pancake recipe and could never find one, until now. I make this recipe for my kids at least twice a week. I actually know it by heart now. THank you!

    • Reply Consuelo February 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Awwh so happy you like them!!!!! 🙂 xx

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