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Best Buttermilk Pancakes


"These are sooooo good they should be banned! Buttermilk pancakes, grilled bacon and sliced banana served with maple syrup is a great way to start the day – enough delicious energy to work all day and you completely understand why it is a diner special – this is a great recipe."


2 cups flour

2 Tbsp sugar

½ Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking powder

½ Tsp baking soda

2 cups buttermilk

100g sour cream

2 large eggs

3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled slightly

1-2 Tsp vegetable oil

1 Tsp grated lemon zest


Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 100 deg C.  Spray wire rack set inside baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; place in oven. 

Whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in medium bowl. 

In a second medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, eggs, and melted butter. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients; gently stir until just combined (batter should remain lumpy with a few streaks of flour). Do not over-mix. Allow batter to sit for 10 minutes before cooking.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a 30cm nonstick pan over medium heat until shimmering.

Using paper towels, carefully wipe out oil, leaving thin film of oil on the bottom and sides of pan.

Using ¼ cup measure, portion batter into pan in 4 places. Cook until edges are set, first side is golden brown, and bubbles on surface are just beginning to break, 2 to 3 minutes.

Using thin, wide spatula, flip pancake and continue to cook until second side is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Serve pancakes immediately, or transfer to wire rack in preheated oven. Repeat with remaining batter, using remaining oil as necessary.


Cooks Tips: This recipe was multi-tested and found to be the best pancake recipe  – the sour cream makes the pancake so good!

Serve with grilled Kiwi bacon and fresh slices of banana and top with maple syrup – experts say heating the maple syrup slightly improves the whole experience – so if you have the time – try – but most importantly get great real maple syrup for these super pancakes. logo
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