Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Caroline Murphy
Hands-on Time
34 Mins
Total Time
34 Mins
Makes about 16 (4-inch) pancakes

How to Make It

Step 1

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.)

Step 2

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.

Chef's Notes

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°.

Ratings & Reviews

Just as Good as the Old Days

April 21, 2016
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.  

These are the best ever!

December 22, 2015
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. 

My PawPaw Morgan's pancake recipe from the 1920's

October 23, 2015
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.

NCDadOf3's Review

June 29, 2014
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%.

meldillen's Review

December 08, 2013
this is my family's favorite!!! it's our "go-to" recipe for pancakes and has been since our very first bite!!! we love, love, love them!!!

seaside725's Review

November 12, 2011
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.

HokieFan's Review

October 08, 2011
Simple and delicious. My kids love them!

SharonLee61's Review

August 27, 2011
We LOVE these pancakes -- they always turn out delicious, even when we have leftovers and reheat them the next morning. Perfect recipe -- we are not looking for another!

JeriTex's Review

July 24, 2011

mspamie's Review

May 13, 2011