Photo: John Autry; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
3 servings (serving size: 4 pancakes)

How to Make It

Step 1

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

Combine buttermilk, butter, and egg in a small bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 3

Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons batter per pancake onto griddle. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles; cook until bottoms are lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

Great with a few adjustments

June 22, 2016
I had to tweak the recipe a bit, based on what I had on hand. I used 4 oz Greek yogurt and 4 oz milk, instead of buttermilk. I also added 1 tsp vanilla and doubled the cinnamon. The biggest change I made, though, was to combine all of the ingredients except the baking powder and baking soda the night before, and leave it covered in my fridge overnight. All I had to do in the morning was add the riding agents and cook them up. My kids liked them so much, I whipped up a second batch, and we definitely preferred the texture of the ones that soaked overnight. I also used flavored Greek yogurt in the second batch, as I was out of plain, and it made the color kind of odd. They tasted good, but the color was more appealing on the "plain" batch. Last hint: I used a portion scoop to put the battery in the pan. Not sure what size # it is, but it held about 3/4 oz, or 4-5 tsp. Made perfect little 2-1/2" pancakes, and exactly 12 per batch. This recipe is a keeper!


August 29, 2015
followed other suggestions--used almond milk, maybe 2T extra flour, regular oats.  i use olive oil instead of melted butter in most recipes,  works fine and easier.    sautéed an apple in butter with brown sugar and cinnamon for top, with pecans.   this was a keeper !!!!!!   if you're not serving with a topping, you might want a bit more sugar in the mix.   a nice change from regular pancakes.  

So good!

March 29, 2015
I loved these. They came out tasty and fluffy. I had to add more flour though. Will definitely make again, maybe add blueberries next time.

Very good!

March 19, 2015
I followed the recipe and thought they were very tasty.  I topped them with strawberries and didn't find them dry.  Next time I make them I think I'll add a dash of vanilla. I prepared the dry ingredients ahead to save time in the morning.

daneanp's Review

October 02, 2014
We thought these were just ok. I added blueberries and a little bit of vanilla to the batter. But we have much better CL pancake recipes so we'll stick with those.

Amy2322's Review

June 09, 2014
These are good. I did make some changes just to tailor to what we like. Used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour. Doubled cinnamon. Completely omitted the butter and sugar. Added 1/2 cup slivered almonds to the batter. Topped with 1/2c strawberries and 1.5T lite syrup warmed. I found they need the topping. But are really good like this. Definitely keeping this recipe and putting in our regular rotation.

Laurence0888's Review

May 07, 2014

KKSchell's Review

March 01, 2014
These were quite good. I make mine a little different, increasing the cinnamon to a half teaspoon and decreasing the sugar slightly, and adding a quarter cup of chopped walnuts. My children love them.

MattieBlaine86's Review

October 16, 2013
This are SO easy and yummy! They are very filling. Our two 4 year old girls loved them!

MissscarletSC's Review

September 09, 2013
Wow! great pancakes. My spouse and I were both very happy with this recipe. I did put a few pecans in the pancakes and chopped up a peach for the topping. Looking forward to making them again.