Buttermilk Pancakes

There’s nothing more sublime than a perfect buttermilk pancake.

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups buttermilk

3 tablespoon melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

Maple syrup and butter, for serving


  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  • Whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and egg, then pour over flour mixture and whisk just until combined.
  • In a greased medium non-stick skillet set over medium heat, ladle in a scant ½-cup of batter and cook pancake until golden, about 2 minutes per side, turning only once.
  • Repeat process with remaining batter.
  • Serve pancakes hot, topped with maple syrup and butter.

Seen here served with bananas foster