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The key to light and fluffy pancakes? Don't overmix the batter -- it should have small to medium lumps.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 1998



Cook's Notes

If serving with bacon, reserve half a teaspoon of bacon drippings to grease the griddle.

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  • MS10650059
    27 DEC, 2017
    This has become my favorite pancake recipe. I've made these over and over for brunches, including today's at a friend's house. Because of the generous buttermilk content, these pancakes have a lovely custardy texture. As long as we don't overcook them. (Undercooking them makes them hard to flip.) I use an electric skillet for consistency. I usually make slightly smaller pancakes than called for; they flip better even if I try to turn them before they're fully set because they fit well on the spatula. We usually have leftovers, which I freeze on a cookie sheet and then slip into freezer bags to warm up for instant pancakes on busy mornings. Raspberries work nearly as well as blueberries, though raspberry pancakes turn out a bit less tidy than the blueberry variation. I usually use brown sugar, and less than the 3 TBS called for; each diner can add as much sweet fruit, jam or syrup as s/he likes. Oh, and I often use 50% to 100% whole wheat flour with good results.
  • elaine43370
    18 DEC, 2017
    These were some of the best pancakes we have ever had at home! I happened to have raspberries on hand, so broke some of those up, and layered them on just as the directions stated. Wow! Delicious!!
  • MS10213213
    16 AUG, 2017
    Just made these. One of the BEST buttermilk pancake recipes I have found. Light, Fluffy and very airy. The Martha Stewart remark about not over mixing is key. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • shaferly
    5 JUL, 2017
    Amazing!!! Subbed yoghurt for buttermilk.
  • shimz2210
    17 JUN, 2017
    THE best pancake recipe ever! Soft, light,fluffy and delicious.
  • paulis52
    13 JUN, 2017
    I made these today, following the recipe to the letter--light and fluffy they were not! They were flat and had a raw consistency to them, no matter how long I had them on the griddle. They came out more like crepes. I know that everyone is raving about the fluffiness of these pancakes. I can't attest to that.
  • ALR8565038DW
    30 APR, 2017
    I made this recipe this morning exactly as written and they were the best pancakes I have ever had!
  • eunmejyahooco
    29 APR, 2017
    I made these pancakes this morning for my family and they loooovvvveeed them. They were all gone in seconds. Nice, fluffy and moist. The only thing I added to the recipe was vanilla can't have pancakes without vanilla.
  • candacestutz
    4 MAR, 2017
    I made this recipe this morning and it turned out some delicious pancakes, absolutely perfect. I left out the sugar because we are trying to cut back on sugar and it didn't take away from the flavor one bit. Yielded close to 20 pancakes so we will have the leftovers tomorrow morning. I served with strawberries, bananas, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • irmisteinergma
    16 MAY, 2016
    How many pancakes do you get out of this recipe?

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