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Buttermilk Pancakes

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Growing up in Japan, whenever my mom made pancakes, she always used the popular Morinaga brand Hotcake Mix.  Oh yes, we call pancakes “hotcakes” (ホットケーキ) in Japan.  I love this brand of pancake mix so much that I was still buying it from Japanese supermarkets even after I moved to the US.  But I’ve been curious to try making my own Buttermilk Pancakes at home as I always love eating them for breakfast or brunch at American restaurants.

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Since I don’t bake much, buttermilk is one of rare ingredients in my kitchen and I can’t think of any of my recipes that need buttermilk off the top of my head.  So whenever I woke up in the morning and felt like eating buttermilk pancakes, I had no buttermilk in the fridge.  I slowly forgot about my intention to try making pancakes from scratch.

One day when I saw my friend Suzanne’s Buttermilk Pancakes on her blog You Made That?, I finally decided it’s time to make them and bought buttermilk before the weekend.  I followed most of her recipe, but I omitted flax meal as that’s another ingredient that I don’t use and added almond extract because this is a “secret” ingredient for our homemade waffles and I wanted to add that for pancakes too.

I have to tell you – I’m so glad I made these pancakes.  My family was really happy with these delicious buttermilk pancakes and we pour homemade Strawberry Sauce on top.  The texture of pancakes are really fluffy and soft, and you can taste the wonderful buttery flavor with each bite.  To tell you how excited I am about this recipe, you will see buttermilk in my fridge before the weekend now so that I can make these pancakes.  Suzanne call it “Better than IHOP” and let me say it’s WAY better than IHOP and we no longer buy pancake mix from stores!

You might think this is just too much work, why should you make pancakes from scratch when there are so many brands of pancake mix available.  My family tried many different pancake mix including Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse but nothing comes close to the taste of homemade buttermilk pancakes.  So if you are curious how good the pancake is, don’t forget to buy buttermilk before the weekend!

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Buttermilk Pancakes
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Serves: 2 or makes 6 5-inch pancakes
  • 1¼ cups (160 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1¼ cups (295 ml) buttermilk (to make homemade see Note)
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¼ cup (50 g) sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • Cooking spray or butter
  • Powder sugar (optional)
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Strawberry Compote (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, put the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk together.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and the melted butter together.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk and the sugar.
  4. Add the egg mixture into flour mixture and whisk all together.
  5. Add almond extract to the batter and mix.
  6. Heat a large griddle pan or frying pan on medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or melt butter on the pan.
  7. Pour about ¾ cup of batter onto hot pan from 12 inch high. This is necessary for a nice circular shape.
  8. Cook until you see lots of bubbles start to show on surface of the pancake. It’s usually about 3 minutes.
  9. Then flip and cook the other side for 1.5 minutes, or until a nice light brown color.
  10. Sprinkle powder sugar and serve with maple syrup or homemade Strawberry Sauce (Compote).
Slightly adapted from You Made That?.

To make your own buttermilk, check this post
Posted in: 30 Minutes Or Less, Breakfast & Brunch, One Dish Meals, Quick & Easy

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  • Belinda @zomppa August 20, 2012, 1:31 am

    Those are some perfectly made, classic pancakes! My kind of breakfast!

  • Raymund August 20, 2012, 1:35 am

    We also call it hotcake in the Philippines and used to the store bought ones, but moving here in NZ the only way we can have the same flavour of what were used to is to make ones at home we never liked the ready made mixes here and its very expensive.

  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers August 20, 2012, 1:50 am

    Your “hotcakes” look so inviting with the strawberry sauce on them! What a beautiful way to wake up to. We call it hotcake too in the Philippines. Hahaha! I guess Asian countries call them that? We used to buy the pre-mixed ones too and you just add the egg & milk. When I moved to Italy, I found out that it is easier to make so I wondered why we were always buying the pre-mixed ones that were expensive when I was a kid. The almond extract seems to be a good idea. The smell should be wonderful!

  • Blackswan August 20, 2012, 1:54 am

    I’m such a lazy mom, always using premix to make pancakes. Hahaha! I’m so ashamed seeing you r post. Nami, I’m holding an Int’l Contest so I’m really excited. Come join my National Day August Bellabox + Int’l Giveaway! See u there!

  • Anna @The Littlest Anchovy August 20, 2012, 2:24 am

    Oh yes! I love buttermilk pancakes and now you have given me even more of an excuse to make that strawberry compote!

  • Mel August 20, 2012, 2:39 am

    Looking at the computer screen of this pancakes just makes me drool especially the strawberry sauce; eventhough it is about dinner time now. It is just too good for just breakfast; we can make this up for a light snack too! Beautiful pancakes you have made. (Oh I have just made Mom’s Shrimp Ball :-) delicious!)

  • Sanjeeta KK August 20, 2012, 2:43 am

    Oh…Nami, I can’t think of cooking or baking without buttermilk. As I bake eggless, I find buttermilk a great substitute for eggs. Buttermilk is the lifeline in my kitchen :) Love the stack of those yummy Pancakes, must have tasted really good!

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book August 20, 2012, 3:23 am

    Lovely recipe Nami – these are what we call flapjacks or crumpets. Funny how something can have a different name but be the same thing.
    :-) Mandy

  • Andrea August 20, 2012, 3:32 am

    Nami, you found another wonderful way to use your delicious strawberry sauce. I love pancakes with buttermilk and so does the rest of the family! Usually with just a bit of maple syrup. Your first picture is my favorite, the stack of pancaks with that sauce and the extra fruit, what a wonderful breakfast treat!

  • Hotly Spiced August 20, 2012, 4:19 am

    What perfect looking pancakes. I just love these. And buttermilk pancakes are my favourite. Love all the colour and flavour the berries are bringing to the dish xx

  • Jen @ Savory Simple August 20, 2012, 4:29 am

    One of my favorite weekend breakfasts! Your pancakes look wonderful.

  • Ridwan August 20, 2012, 4:37 am

    The strawberry sauce on these pancakes looks so perfectly yummy,,,and either way I love to make homemade pancakes,but sometime I use storebought pancakes mix too :)

  • Kate@Diethood August 20, 2012, 5:03 am

    HI Nami!! Missed you and all of your wonderful food and photos.
    What a gorgeous stack of deliciousness. The strawberry sauce is screaming for me!

  • Ramona August 20, 2012, 5:05 am

    Nami, those are some spectacular golden pancakes!! I always have a few “dark” ones in the batch….LOL! I think my husband and kids would adore these as well. Beautiful photos!

  • Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) August 20, 2012, 5:08 am

    ummm, YES PLEASE! I had no means of making pancakes tonight after reading this, so I’ve eaten a punnet of strawberries instead LOL

  • starmonkey3 August 20, 2012, 5:18 am

    Those Morinaga Hotcake mixes are the BEST!!! :)

  • Lan | angry asian August 20, 2012, 5:59 am

    i never have buttermilk in the abode (due to lactose intolerance) HOWEVER, when i do venture into the “dark” side, i usually buy the lactose free milk. with that, for about a cup of the stuff, i add a Tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice, allow to sit for 15 minutes and voila, buttermilk.

    pancakes isn’t something i grew up with but buttermilk pancakes always a welcome treat.

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:24 pm

      Thank you Lan for teaching us the homemade buttermilk!

  • Kristy August 20, 2012, 6:06 am

    I love buttermilk pancakes! So fluffy and tasty. Yours look beautiful. It was a great weekend breakfast for sure. Now since you have buttermilk in the fridge you’ll have to try buttermilk biscuits too. :)

  • Kate August 20, 2012, 6:27 am

    Light and fluffy results; looks just perfect to me.

  • Laura @ Family Spice August 20, 2012, 6:28 am

    I never buy buttermilk anymore because it goes bad so quickly. I like to use my yogurt/milk mix for substitution and it works perfectly. I always have both in my fridge. I love the strawberry compote you have topping your hot cakes. Much better than plain ‘ole syrup!

  • Nazneen|Coffee and Crumpets August 20, 2012, 7:05 am

    My family loves buttermilk pancakes too..I am more of a waffle person. If you don’t keep buttermilk around all the time, try buying the powdered buttermilk. I usually keep a can of that in my freezer, also, you can just sour some milk with vinegar, which is what I do.

    Love the strawberry sauce! Pancakes look very tummy and I am sure your kids thoroughly enjoy them.

    Nazneen x

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:25 pm

      Thank you for teaching us about the powdered and the homemade buttermilk!

  • Alana August 20, 2012, 7:06 am

    Oh Nami! This is my dream breakfast. Or brunch. Or lunch, or dinner… I could eat this anytime! I had a look at your strawberry compote recipe too, a match made in heaven with these pancakes.

  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family August 20, 2012, 7:09 am

    What a beautiful stack of pancakes/hotcakes…I have to say the piece de resistance is the strawberry sauce. The lovely vibrant color just pops, and makes me wish I can just try a little taste.

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen August 20, 2012, 7:19 am

    Hi Nami, I remember the Morinaga brands from when we lived in Manila. Those were Japan-made products and we used to enjoy them, too. Glad you shared the buttermilk pancake recipe. I’m always in search of a good homemade one & will try yours. I see you used that delish strawberry syrup you just made. Thanks for sharing!

  • Candice August 20, 2012, 7:28 am

    I’m a waffle girl, but these pancakes sure look yummy! =) I’m going to have to bookmark this recipe as the fiance loves pancakes.

    Thanks for another quick & easy recipe, Nami.

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) August 20, 2012, 7:32 am

    Mornings with pancakes (or waffles) are a treat here. I love to make them and my husband loves to eat them. Yours look so perfectly fluffy, Nami, and with the strawberry sauce, I can’t imagine a more satisfying breakfast.

    I remember them being called hotcakes in the Philippines, too. :)

    Have a great week!

  • Eri August 20, 2012, 7:48 am

    They look amazing Nami, I love the pictues. I have pancakes too this week :)
    Hugs and Kisses!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 20, 2012, 8:05 am

    I wish I had a stack of these pancakes for breakfast! They look heavenly with your fresh strawberry sauce!

    If you ever find yourself out of buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to a cup of milk and let it sit at room temperature about 10 minutes, until it curdles. In fact, I usually just make my own!

    • Nami August 20, 2012, 8:40 am

      Thank you so much for sharing homemade buttermilk recipe! I’m going to give it a try – never thought of making my own. This is great!!! Thanks Laura!

  • Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 20, 2012, 8:30 am

    These pancakes look amazing!! I am loving the Strawberry Compote on top! :)

  • Balvinder August 20, 2012, 8:35 am

    Buttermilk is a must in my pancakes and yours also look great, too with homemade strawberry sauce. Can I come over?

  • Stephanie August 20, 2012, 9:02 am

    I’d have a stack of these every morning if I could. Thanks for the tasty recipe Nami!

  • mycookinghut August 20, 2012, 9:25 am

    Looks fluffy and yummy! I have never used buttermilk in making pancakes before, definitely would love to try out this recipe.

  • Rhonda (@diningalone) August 20, 2012, 9:31 am

    I really actually love buttermilk, so it is not so rare to find it in my house. Those pancakes look so good and I would love to have some right now. Have a great week!

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings August 20, 2012, 9:46 am

    Your recipe is the perfect pair: pancakes and strawberries :)

  • Suzanne August 20, 2012, 9:50 am

    Hi Nami,
    I’m so glad you loved these pancakes they are so wonderful. The strawberry sauce adds even more yummy-ness to them. I like the addition of almond extract I need to try that as well. Thanks for the mention and it is funny that we both had posts giving one another credit for the success of the recipe. :) xoxo have a great week!

  • mjskit August 20, 2012, 10:18 am

    When I saw your Strawberry Sauce I immediately thought – Buttermilk Pancakes/Waffles! I love them both, although I do “prefer” waffles over pancakes in general. No matter which one you are making, buttermilk is a must! I’m so glad that you finally tried making buttermilk pancakes. These look delicious and with your sauce – they are perfect! Great job Nami and I’m sure you’re excited to have discovered another wonderful breakfast for your family! Now for the rest of that buttermilk, try my buttermilk cornbread! :)

  • A_Boleyn August 20, 2012, 11:05 am

    What beautiful pancakes, Nami. That single perfect pancake about step 10 is what pancakes should look like. Strawberries are so perishable that I never have any around at the same time that I want a topping for pancakes so I pull out my ‘expensive’ jug of real maple syrup from Quebec and pour generously. :)

    There are lots of uses for buttermilk though I forgot the rest of the container I had in the back of my fridge so I had to pitch the rest. One of the problems in being a single person household is you can’t use up goodies like this fast enough. I think I’ll buy a container for the fridge while my nephew is here taking care of me after my upcoming hip replacement. He loves a good pancake … with real maple syrup.

    My dad used to love to drink a glass of the stuff with a pinch of salt, by the way. It’s low fat so it’s not unhealthy at all. My last container ended up in my frozen yogurt, in biscuits and mixed into the dressing for potato salad.

  • Cucina49 August 20, 2012, 11:11 am

    I grew up with pancakes made from a mix, too, and didn’t realize how easy they were to make from scratch until David and I started dating. These look delicious with that fabulous strawberry compote!

  • Rosa August 20, 2012, 11:13 am

    Lovely pancakes! I’ve never had pancakes from a mix….



  • Sandra Panaraj August 20, 2012, 11:37 am

    What yummy pancakes. I hope for one blog post you could do a whold breakfast or dinner set.

  • Sissi August 20, 2012, 11:56 am

    Nami, these are beautiful and extremely appetising pancakes. Can you imagine I have never had American-style pancakes? (Only thinner French crêpes and Hungarian/Polish slightly thicker ones). The strawberry sauce looks as extraordinary as in the previous post. With such delicious looking plate you could convert me to sweet breakfasts ;-)

  • Valerie Brunmeier August 20, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Buttermilk pancakes are one of my favorite comfort foods that my mom made. My kids love them so much that sometimes they’ll even want breakfast for dinner! I love the addition of almond extract. Sounds wonderful!

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 20, 2012, 12:17 pm

    I rarely make pancakes because Tiffany doesn’t eat them, but I’m pretty sure if I make some of these I don’t need anyone’s help to finish them ;)
    Love the strawberry sauce as well!

  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen August 20, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I recently discovered buttermilk pancakes and I love them… the perfect treat for a lovely home-made breakfast!
    I’d love them with your strawberry sauce!

  • Divya August 20, 2012, 1:03 pm

    Your pancakes made me smile from ear to ear. They look really inviting and I love how the syrup from the fruit is dripping off the side. Wish I could take a bite! That’s one appetizing photo!

  • Sook August 20, 2012, 1:11 pm

    I LOVE buttermilk pancakes! All my family members do. Mmm I am so craving some right now!

  • Kitchen Belleicious August 20, 2012, 1:12 pm

    when in doubt i make pancakes. Sweet ones for breakfast and savory for dinner! I love them and can’t get enough. Yours look amazing, plump and moist!

  • Choc Chip Uru August 20, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Mmm your pancakes beat childhood mixes anyway my friend – so light and fluffy :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • donna mikasa August 20, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Before Bisquik, my mom would make pancakes from scratch, but we never used buttermilk. These are certainly a must try, and looks so yummy with your Strawberry Sauce!

  • magicofspice August 20, 2012, 2:15 pm

    I remember Suzanne’s pancakes as well :) These look amazing, and I bet they are addictive with your gorgeous sauce!
    Hope you had a great weekend :)

  • Anne @ Webicurean August 20, 2012, 2:36 pm

    If I had some buttermilk, I’d be making these right now–they look SOOO good!

  • Nic@diningwithastud August 20, 2012, 3:52 pm

    Love pancakes – they’re such a crows pleaser and so great to make with kids :) I remember making them with my mum when I was little. We’d eat them with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar. Yummy!

  • Sandra August 20, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Pancakes are one of my trigger foods, I can never get enough of them. I will make these soon. I bet the strawberry sauce is perfect with these.

  • Purely.. Kay August 20, 2012, 4:38 pm

    I haven’t had buttermilk pancakes in such a long time, but you definitely have brought back memories with this post. They look delicious!

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry August 20, 2012, 4:53 pm

    I love using buttermilk in my pancakes too… just gives it such a wonderful taste.

  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles August 20, 2012, 4:53 pm

    It’s hard not to adore the taste of buttermilk pancakes… so light and airy… so delicate and delicious… your strawberry coulis is to die for!! Beautiful presentation as always Nami.

  • gloria August 20, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Aahh Nami these pankeques look delicious and awesome. I would to make these;))

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce August 20, 2012, 5:36 pm

    We never use pre-mix for pancakes, well, unless we are in a hurry and there is no time, but honestly, this never happen, I mean, even the pre-mix needs time to make it.
    And there is nothing better that make all at home, so you are sure about ingredients, specilly if it’s for your kids. I will share this recipe with my girl, she loves to make pancakes and maybe she can try a new recipe.
    In Peru we don’t have buttermilk at the markets, so I have to make it at home: add 1 tablespoon of white vinager and complete the cup with milk, shake it and wait for 10 minutes. You can also use lemon to make it.

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:27 pm

      Thank you Nydia for sharing the homemade buttermilk substitution!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 20, 2012, 8:32 pm

    If I have buttermilk this is my recipe but if I don’t and I don’t feel like making butter to get buttermilk, I add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to the milk and let it sit for a while before making the batter. I love your photos, Nami!

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:29 pm

      Thank you Maureen for the substitution for buttermilk! :-)

  • torviewtoronto August 20, 2012, 8:36 pm

    deliciously presented pancakes :)

  • Jenn and Seth August 20, 2012, 8:55 pm

    YUM! these sound fantastic, absolutely fantastic, especially with that strawberry sauce! sounds like the perfect breakfast!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 20, 2012, 10:23 pm

    I love making homemade pancakes! And yours look like absolute perfection! I would sell an arm and a leg to have a stack of this for breakfast tomorrow!

  • Jennifer @ Delicieux August 20, 2012, 10:58 pm

    Pancakes are always a winner in our house and yours look fantastic Nami. Especially with that strawberry sauce! My favourite!!

  • Lynna August 20, 2012, 11:36 pm

    YUM! To tell you the truth, I`m not sure why I even go to IHOP sometimes…It`s not that good. and I can make everything at home! LOL, I guess I pay $8 to be lazy! >_<

    And these buttermilk pancakes look awesome! I don`t have buttermilk unless I`m making a recipe that calls for it. Then, I found you can substitute milk + lemon juice for buttermilk. So, I tried it once and I think it worked! (For 1 cup of buttermilk = 1 tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk to equal 1 cup. Then let it sit out for 10 minutes or so, before using)

    Just some FYI, if you wanted to know! hehe!

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:32 pm

      Hi Lynna! Thank you for the tip on buttermilk substitution!

  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen August 21, 2012, 1:51 am

    Nami, I’ve been hooking on buttermilk pancakes since I was about 7 – first a pack mix my parents brought back from the States, then diner versions on various trips to the US. These look unbeatable and I love the secret ingredient!

  • Ann@Anncoo Journal August 21, 2012, 2:24 am

    I love those pancakes. Look so delicious with your homemade strawberry compote :) Love it!

  • Fern @ To Food with Love August 21, 2012, 3:51 am

    Oh my, those are perfect looking pancakes! And they look better than IHOP too! Can’t wait to try my hand at them this weekend! :-)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 21, 2012, 4:44 am

    It’s like you read my mind Nami :) I just bought buttermilk and was hoping to make pancakes soon but wasn’t sure which recipe to use ~ Can’t wait to try this out!

    Thanks Nami for the recipe hope you’re had a nice weekend!

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking August 21, 2012, 7:05 am

    I could die and go to heaven after your pancakes…Nami those look divine! I love your sauce and pictures are just calling my name to make some…
    Wonderful post and fantastic recipe as always!

  • Monet August 21, 2012, 7:25 am

    Buttermilk, melted butter, all the things that make good pancakes great. These look wonderful, and I know that my family will be very happy when I pull out this recipe on Saturady morning. Thank you for sharing it with me!

  • food-4tots August 21, 2012, 8:02 am

    I never buy buttermilk too. When I made my scone, I substituted it with yoghurt and milk. Your pancakes look so eyes-catching!! I’m sure they are yummilious!!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 21, 2012, 9:08 am

    These look so perfectly fluffy, Nami! I always take waffles over pancakes but here I would take a whole stack of these!! Especially that it sounds like a perfect food for one sick momma.. :) xoxo

  • wok with ray August 21, 2012, 10:23 am

    Oh gosh, I need to really catch up with all your wonderful and beautiful posts. Pancake this pretty will get soggy before I eat it because I would be staring at it for a while. Looks beautiful and looks like I am looking at a cookbook. :)

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz August 21, 2012, 10:43 am

    Buttermilk pancakes are amazing! I am so happy you finally got around to make some. They look so delicious. So every Sunday morning now?

  • Ashley August 21, 2012, 10:44 am

    What a gorgeous stack of pancakes! I’ll keep these in mind next time I have extra buttermilk on my hands.

  • yummychunklet August 21, 2012, 11:03 am

    These look amazing! So much better than IHOP!

  • The Squishy Monster August 21, 2012, 11:25 am

    This is on goooorgeous stack, my friend!!

  • Hannah August 21, 2012, 12:02 pm

    You must have read my mind, Nami – my son is craving pancakes and I need to whip up a batch. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Topping with berry sauce is a wonderful summer treat, too.

  • Liz August 21, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Oh, yeah…so much better than Bisquick!!! And perfect with your strawberry sauce. I think someone else mentioned this above, but if you don’t have buttermilk in the fridge, just add some vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk and it’s the prefect substitute. Hope you’re having a great week~

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 1:26 pm

      Thank you Lizzy for sharing the substitute trick! :-)

  • Patty August 21, 2012, 8:03 pm

    Hi Nami! One of the best things to eat in the world is buttermilk pancakes!
    I like to make them for dinner and with your strawberry sauce- oh I’m in heaven;-)
    Take care and have a great week;-)

  • faithy August 21, 2012, 9:23 pm

    I love pancakes! these look so good!

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake August 22, 2012, 4:23 am

    I LOVE buttermilk pancakes. :D I can eat them with just about anything, they are so delicious. Your version looks beautiful Nami and it looks extra good with the strawberry sauce!

  • Shannon | JustAsDelish August 22, 2012, 4:36 am

    Pancakes was never in my childhood’s breakfast menu :) so I’ve not tried any pancake mix before, no idea how they taste like..
    You can actually make your own buttermilk, commercial buttermilk is cultured with a type of bacteria. Mix 1 part buttermilk to 8 part milk , keep at room temperature for 24 hours and the mixture will turn into buttermilk.
    or you can try getting buttermilk from the traditional process of making butter. Whip cream in mixer or blender for a few minutes until the fat (butter) starts to separate with the liquid (buttermilk). Pour the buttermilk out to be used.
    it’s that easy :)
    To use the butter, collect them in cheese cloth, and run under cold water to remove any remaining buttermilk (it will spoil very quickly, if you don’t).

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  • Juliana August 22, 2012, 10:39 am

    You pancakes look beautiful, light and fluffy…I would love to have these beauties for breakfast.
    Hope you are having a great week Nami :)

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie August 22, 2012, 11:00 am

    Oh how funny, Nami in Mexico we also call them hotcakes:) I love making mine from scratch, and it’s the only way I make them now. When we moved to Europe those mixes weren’t available her so I had to learn from scratch. Thanks for sharing your secret ingredient, can’t wait to try it soon. I love the strawberry sauce instead of maple syrup:)

  • Lin August 22, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Nami those looks delicious! I always like placing bacon on top of my pancakes and drip maple syrup on it. Maybe it might be only me!

  • kitchenriffs August 22, 2012, 1:19 pm

    Really nice recipe, and a great use for that strawberry compote. Buttermilk makes infrequent appearances in our refrigerator, too. But when it’s there, we make pancakes. And biscuits. Usually some sort of blue cheese salad dressing. And then more pancakes!

  • Zoe August 22, 2012, 3:12 pm

    This is my kind of breakfast. The strawberry sauce is a must to compliment these lovely fluffy pancakes.

  • Caroline August 22, 2012, 4:42 pm

    These look divine, Nami! I’m weird and not much of a breakfast person, but when you drizzle that strawberry compote on top….oh man, I’m sold!

  • The Café Sucré Farine August 22, 2012, 6:06 pm

    Nami, pancakes are definitely one of my weakneses, you’re making me drool with your yummy looking pancakes!

  • Terra August 22, 2012, 6:25 pm

    I definitely don’t think it is too much work to make homemade pancakes…..they are amazing! I only make homemade buttermilk pancakes, AND with Greek yogurt:-) Your pancakes look sooooooo delicious! Hugs, Terra

  • Soni August 22, 2012, 7:05 pm

    Oh these look lovely.I’ve been lazy lately and use store bought pancake mixes but I really have to try making these now :)That strawberry sauce also looks delish!!

  • Kankana August 22, 2012, 7:24 pm

    Growing up I hardly ate pancake. My Mom used to make one of this Indian version savory type pancake. But these days every other weekend I feel with pancake weekend is incomplete :) How we change and how our taste evolves with time!

  • Steve @ the black peppercorn August 22, 2012, 7:34 pm

    I was just thinking of making pancakes tomorrow morning for the kids as one last big breakfast before school starts. Thrilled to have found this recipe.

  • Kristi Rimkus August 22, 2012, 7:55 pm

    I’m not big into baking myself, but fresh buttermilk pancakes can’t be beat. The flavor and texture is so fantastic! You did a terrific job!

  • Alyssa August 22, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Nami, these pancakes look perfectly fluffy and I’m not even a pancake person! And you can always use the left over buttermilk in a marinade. I always use it to marinade chicken (with a few dashes of hot sauce) before I fry it. It makes it moist and gives it a nice flavor!

  • Inessa-GrabandgoRecipes August 22, 2012, 10:22 pm

    Nami, these look super delicious. I love to use buttermilk in pancakes. Beautiful pictures. :)

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover August 23, 2012, 1:01 am

    Your pancake look so good, perfect for a lovely morning!

  • jack August 23, 2012, 1:56 am

    One of my favourite memories as a primary school kid was school holidays cause our mum would make pancakes from scratch for us. As soon as we saw a frying pan on the counter and she started mixing the ingredients we would shout “yay! pancakes!”. My big sister would help cook them and make funny shapes just for me. Your buttermilk pancakes look really good Nami! One day I’ll have the time and kitchen to make these, until then I’ll settle for the Japanese hotcake mix which are so fluffy and easy to make :)

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 25, 2012, 8:53 pm

    These pancakes definitely looks delicious, even more so than ihop. I want! :D

  • Food Jaunts August 26, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Those look so amazing, I love the strawberries on top. I’m not sure if someone else mentioned it in the comments but I always had the same issue with buttermilk and never having it. I started buying this powdered buttermilk (you can get it in the baking aisle). When you keep it in the fridge it lasts forever and all you have to do is add water and pow, instant buttermilk.

  • Shirley August 28, 2012, 11:06 pm

    Who doesn’t love pancakes? And I think they’re always better when made at home too, rather than the diner. I see several people already mentioned the vinegar trick for making buttermilk in a pinch. My mom likes the idea because she never knows how to use up an entire carton of storebought buttermilk.

  • Tiffany August 29, 2012, 5:11 am

    For some reason, I almost never make pancakes at home… such a shame because they are soooooo tasty! And yours look picture perfect! Hugs!

  • Lakshmi November 9, 2012, 10:20 pm

    This recipe is so awesome.. Way better than the store bought mix. Thank you. :)

    • Nami November 9, 2012, 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Lakshmi! I’m glad to hear you liked the recipe! :)

  • Angel December 1, 2012, 4:26 pm

    I just tried the recipe this morning and me and my hubby both love it.. He even request me to leave some for his mom to try.. the best part is we don’t even need to add maple syrup to enhance the taste as it is already very tasty on its own!!!

    • Nami December 3, 2012, 11:02 am

      Hi Angel! Thank you for trying this recipe! Agree, it has very nice flavor on its own. I’m glad you and your husband (and hopefully your MIL) enjoyed it! :) Thank you for stopping by to give me your feedback. I really appreciate it!

  • Dina May 9, 2013, 12:02 pm

    your pancakes look so light and fluffy–just how i like them!

  • Vicky March 10, 2014, 11:58 pm

    Hi Nami,
    Any substitute for buttermilk? Do you have this recipe in grams perhaps?

  • Vicky March 11, 2014, 4:14 am

    Hi Nami,

    Do you have the measurement in grams?

    • Nami March 11, 2014, 6:49 am

      Answered in above comment. :)

  • Vanessa April 23, 2014, 4:14 pm

    I have been on a buttermilk pancake binge lately and I’m still trying to find the perfect one. I’ve tried 3 or 4 different recipes and I’m not satisfied. They taste really good but it’s something about the texture that’s throwing me off. I noticed that your batter looks pretty smooth..should I mix until it’s smooth? Other recipes state to mix until just blended with some lumps.

    • Nami April 24, 2014, 11:01 pm

      Hi Vanessa! The lighting for step by step pictures are not so good, and it may not see clearly, but I do keep pancake batter (and tempura batter too!) have some lumps. :)