Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and eggs. Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Gently stir in butter. (Batter will be lumpy.)
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook pancakes 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Place pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes. Serve with Buttered Honey Syrup.
Use a light hand when stirring the batter; overmixing will cause a rubbery texture. When using a griddle to cook pancakes, set the temperature dial to 350°.
When my kids were small I made homemade pancakes frequently, but haven't made them since we became empty nesters; we've become health conscious (white flour and butter you know). But my husband got a craving for homemade pancakes this morning, so I looked for recipes since it had been so long and I had forgotten the proportions. I give this recipe 5 stars and my husband said they were the best he had ever had, in fact, he said they were "monumental"! I can't think of anything to improve on this recipe.
I always like trying different recipes in search for perfection. And, I think these are as close to perfect pancakes as you can get. I use whole buttermilk (not 2%). Also, I use my Lodge cast iron griddle w/ coconut oil.
When I read Pam's recipe, I ran to my recipe box to compare her recipe to my grandfather's. He had a small cafe in Montgomery, LA back around 1920. The recipe is exactly the same to the tsp. It is the best pancake recipe ever. They come out light and fluffy. You can whip them up in no time. This recipe is a keeper for at least another 100 years.
My kids never used to ask for me to cook them anything. Then I made these!
I accidentally skipped the salt this morning. Still just as good, minus the extra 2,300 mg of sodium! Will try it next time with unsalted butter to cut the sodium by a total of 60%.
These pancakes were just as good as everyone said. They were easy to make, light and fluffy. My family really enjoyed them. I will double the batch the next time I make them and microwave them during the week.