The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

The best and only Buttermilk Pancake recipe that you will need! Perfectly fluffy every single time!

Buttermilk pancakes stacked on top of each other with a slice of butter on top and a fork on the side of a white plate.

We got to go last month to Disneyland as a family! It is such a magical and fun place to go. The weather was hot and sunny while we were there and it was the perfect weekend getaway. The park was decorated for Halloween and looked amazing! We celebrated my little boys birthday while we were there so this visit was extra special for him.

They give you a birthday pin at the park to wear on your birthday. Everyone that works at Disneyland and passes you will wish you a happy birthday. My seven year old thought that that was pretty cool. Our favorite ride is still the Cars Ride and is worth the wait. We had the little baby and my husband just had knee surgery, so lucky for us we got on the rides really quick!

A family photo of us and my brother and sister in law at Disneyland.

If you ask my boys what their favorite thing to do while on this trip, they will tell you that it was breakfast at the PCH Grill at the Paradise Pier Hotel.   We went to Disneyland on a Saturday and it was so busy! They didn’t even have time to meet any of the characters because the lines were so long. The Surf’s Up Breakfast is the only place outside of the park where you can interact with Micky Mouse and other characters. They got to meet and interact with all of the characters one on one!

A family photo with Mickey Mouse at a Disneyland restaurant.

The characters make it so much fun and a memorable experience for everyone. My boys were so excited to meet all of the characters and the birthday boy even got a kiss from Minnie. 😉

My husband, two boys and daughter with Minnie Mouse at a cafe in Disneyland.

The characters would all come to your table and visit while you were eating breakfast. Some of the characters that they met were Daisy, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto.

Even our little Tinkerbell tried to eat Pluto’s nose. She had fun meeting all of the characters as well!

A photo with my husband and baby girl talking and touching Plutos nose.

This is one activity that I highly recommend doing while visiting Disneyland. It is so interactive and fun and the service is incredible! It made such a fun family memory that we will never forget!

We loved the breakfast buffet and our favorite part was the Mickey Mouse Pancakes. It inspired me to make the recipe for the best buttermilk pancakes today!

Buttermilk pancakes stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

I have been in search of the perfect buttermilk pancake recipe for my family. After trying several I found the best one. It is from the Martha Stewart Cookbook and they claimed it was the best one too! I had to put it to the test. They said that the secret to fluffy pancakes is to not over mix the batter. Leave small lumps in the pancakes to ensure fluffy and flavorful pancakes every time.

This will be the only buttermilk pancake recipe that you will need! It truly is the best! It is easy to whip up in a matter of minutes and I know that your family is going to love it too!

Buttermilk pancakes stacked on top of each other with a slice of butter on top and a wedge of pancakes on a fork.

 A big Thank you to Disneyland and PCH Grill for a fantastic time! 

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 9 Pancakes

The best and only Buttermilk Pancake recipe that you will need! Perfectly fluffy every single time!

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  1. Preheat the griddle to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together. Add the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter. Mix until incorporated but leave small lumps in the batter.
  2. Spray the griddle with non stick cooking spray. Add about 1/2 cup of the batter to the hot griddle. Once the edges start to harden and small bubbles form, about 2 minutes, flip to the other side. Cook until golden at the bottom.
  3. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with syrup or fresh fruit. Makes about 9 pancakes.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 9

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hands down, the best pancake recipe! I have been searching for a great pancake recipe and this one is AWESOME! I made these this morning with bacon and my family loved them! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m going to make them again next weekend!! Jen A

  2. Not really sure where I went wrong but my batter came out very very thin like water. I tried adding more flour thinking that might help but it didn’t really make a difference. They came out more like crepes.

  3. These are in fact, the best pancakes ever! So much so , they have dethrowned my staple recipe that I’ve used for years. I did only use about 1.5 cups of buttermilk, perhaps a tad more, as I go by the consistencty (I prefer a thick batter). These have that diner-esque flavor and texture to them without the heaviness. Another recipe to find itself in my Favorites Folder!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. The pancakes were almost perfect. My family was asking me to make more. Prior to using your recipe, I was never good at making pancakes, but now I can do it. Thanks so much!!

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