Buttermilk Pancakes with AMAZING …

This recipe comes from my Grandma’s cookbook and is a family favorite! Anyone who had ever had these pancakes can attest that these truly are the best pancakes ever! My family has been making these recipes for as long as I can remember and trust me when I tell you they are THE FAVORITE of everyone who tastes them. I think what makes these pancakes so fantastic is the syrup that goes with them! It is truly phenomenal!

Buttermilk Pancakes with AMAZING Buttermilk Syrup from chef-in-training.com ...Honestly the best pancakes and syrup I have ever had. EVERYONE who has tried these RAVES about them! #breakfast #recipe

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Buttermilk Pancakes with AMAZING Buttermilk Syrup
Honestly the best pancakes and syrup I have ever had. EVERYONE who has tried these RAVES about them!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. In a large bowl, sift flour baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together.
  2. Add eggs, buttermilk and melted butter. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Cook on skillet or griddle until golden brown on both sides.
To make syrup
  1. Combine butter, sugar and buttermilk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar completely dissolves. Then remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Stir to combine. Syrup will foam up, but that is part of what makes it SO incredible. Don't be alarmed by that.
  2. Drizzle (or if you are like my family then saturate) your pancakes with syrup and enjoy!


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  1. Oh my goodness. This is almost my exact pancake recipe, but I have never thought to put buttermilk syrup on them! You are basically my new favorite person.

  2. I just made these and mine were SUPER thin too. (And I know I followed the recipe exactly because I noticed the previous comments about them being thin and didn't want to mess it up.) The first time I poured them in, it was like a crepe. I just added some flour to thicken it up and there were still very thin and just tasted like thick crepes. Weird. And bummer!

  3. Wowza! You aren't kidding about the deliciousness of that syrup and the pancakes were super moist. They don't puff up like some pancake recipes, it to be honest….this is how I like my pancakes. I always make thin pancakes and I even pat them down a little to knock the air out of them (but not with this recipe). I found your blog via pinterest and I was hoping you wouldn't mind if I shared your recipe on my blog? I will be linking back to you of course giving credit where credit is due. :) Have a good weekend.

  4. I see the picture for the Best Pancakes Ever, when I click on it, up comes the Buttermilk Pancake with AMAZING Buttermilk Syrup recipe. Can this be fixed to see the Best Pancakes Ever recipe. :) :) :)

  5. April

    I made these this morning. I like my pancakes thicker so I decreased the buttermilk by 1/2 cup. Also next time I will leave the baking soda out of the syrup. It went from a smooth syrup to being very foamy and there was a bitter aftertaste.

  6. Heather Harper

    I have made these pancakes several times now and they are to die for. I made them today and tweaked the recipe a little to make it healthier. Whole wheat flour, coconut oil instead of butter. They turned out beautifully. This is the only pancake recipe I will use now. Thank you.

  7. Nikki, thank you for sharing your Grandma’s awesome recipe! I can’t wait to make the syrup today for my little girls party! It sounds awesome. I posted a link from my blog to yours! Thanks again!

  8. I made these pancakes and the syrup today, based on your husband’s favourites list. The pancakes were delicious, the syrup incredible, and the combination DIVINE. These were, by far and away, the best pancakes I’ve ever made. My whole family loved them. I will absolutely be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Having recently discovered your site, I’m looking forward to enjoying many more of your suggestions!



  9. Jen H.

    Syrup was AMAZING!!!! I agree with others though that there seems to be something wrong with the pancake recipe. Maybe too much buttermilk? I ended up adding quite a bit of flour to make it the normal pancake consistency. Thanks for the syrup recipe, though… very easy and sinfully delicious! :)

  10. Christine

    I tried this recipe about a month ago and am now asked to make them every weekend by my husband. He isn’t a big syrup fan which is great since it leaves more for me. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe.

  11. April

    Hi. WOW! I just made these this morning and I must say that syrup is on my short list of the best things I have ever put in my mouth! I’ll agree the pancakes were a little thin, but it didn’t bother me and is an easy fix if it had. I do have a question about the syrup though. Do the leftovers keep and for how long? I still have about a 1/2 cup left and not sure if I can just re-heat and use it later. If not then I’ll probably half that next time, but man on man thanks so much for sharing that recipe. I don’t think I’ll ever eat maple syrup again! Your blog and recipes are fantastic!

  12. Bettie

    I made these for breakfast this morning(because it’s spring break here) and they were a huge hit. 4/4 of us agree that this recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing such great recipes. I can’t wait to try some of your dinner recipes. By the way, the syrup is absolutely delicious.

  13. Made these tonight, but only had about 3 1/4 C buttermilk. Even with the lessened amount, they were still on the flat side- but good. Recipe made 12 pancakes. Will have to try the syrup another time!

  14. Amber W.

    I’ve been making this syrup for years, and it’s even better if you add the baking soda while cooking, and let it cook on low for at least 10 minutes…it turns nice and thick and “caramely”.
    Make sure you stir often, though, because it will foam over! Yum! Can’t wait to try it with your pancake recipe!

  15. Kelly

    Just made these for dinner and they truly were amazing! A definite keeper!

    Can you save the leftover syrup for later use? A few of my kids don’t use syrup (crazy, I know!) so we have a bunch left over. Next time I will half the syrup portion of the recipe.

    • Chef in Training

      I am SO glad to hear you liked them. Yep, you can totally save the extra syrup for later. Just store in an air tight container in the fridge and heat up again when needed :)

  16. Deborah

    I just made these.. They really are the best pancakes in the world. And you don’t need to butter them…the syrup is buttery enough. I even froze the leftover and put the syrup in the refrigerator and ate them during the week.

  17. Milissa

    Saw this pin on Pinterest, had everything on had to try the syrup so we did. It’s amazing!! Very buttery & tasty. :) I loved how it foamed up the consistency is nice.

  18. Kristin

    I have a recipe for coconut syrup that is very similar the buttermilk syrup. Try coconut extract in place of the vanilla. It’s amazing!

  19. kate

    I just have to add another amazing comment to the list… I just finished these and I can now die a happy woman. Best pancakes of my life!

  20. Michelle

    These are the best pancakes and syrup ever! The first time I made these, I used milk and plain Greek yogurt, since I was out of buttermilk. [For substitution: 1 cup of buttermilk = 2 tablespoons of milk mixed with enough plain Greek yogurt to yield 1 cup. (http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodscienceprojects/a/How-To-Make-Buttermilk.htm)] I also mixed the eggs by themselves until they formed soft peaks. The pancakes were thick and delicious! Days later, when I made the pancakes again, using buttermilk this time, they were much thinner. I actually prefer using the yogurt instead. They are perfect to us! My husband and I thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe!!

    • Chef in Training

      the batter is pretty thin so I would not recommend it. You could try adding a little more flour to thicken it up maybe?

  21. Cheyanne Dahili

    My family and I love them, so easy and delish. We have made them our Sunday morning breakfast favorite. Thanks for sharing. :)

  22. Lyn

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Have made several times!! The only thing I change is I use 2 1/2 c. of buttermilk for the pancakes. They are so good!

  23. Ela

    Hi Nikki, I made these pancakes for breakfast today and when I was mixing it, I realized that the buttermilk amount in the pancakes is just too much, is that the right amount??? I didn’t put it all, I only added 2-1/2 cups, next time, I’ll just add 2-1/4 cups. The pancakes are on the thin side, but it tastes very good especially with the buttermilk syrup. Thanks.

  24. Tammy

    Just wanted to let you know – I was skeptical about the syrup, but it was very good. Even my SUPER PICKY eight year old liked it. She liked it so much, she requested it again a few days later.

    You have no idea what a big deal that is.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  25. Pam

    I don’t usually go back and rate recipes…….but this one is PHENOMENAL!!!!! There are very picky eaters in my house and its hard to please everyone but EVERYBODY is raving about this one! Thanks so much for the recipe. It will be a signature pancake & syrup recipe in our house. I think I’m going to try this for French toast & waffles!

  26. Mary

    My family has made this “syrup” for years to pour over angel food cake. Try that too you will love it. Also good on ice cream.

  27. Lauren

    Oh no! There are no organic ingredients in this recipe and everything is so toxic. Always use 100% genuine organic Maple Syrup – Not only does it taste good, but it’s healthy for you!

    • Sonja

      Lol. I enjoyed my “toxic” pancakes, thanks. If you truly wanted I am sure you could switch out ingredients easily.

  28. Deborah Jessey

    Ooops. Forgot to rate the recipe. Also, this recipe makes a lot, but I just freeze most of them and eat them all week!

  29. Sonja

    These were yummy for a cold and snowy Easter morning! They reminded me of my Oma’s wonderful pancakes. Hubby said the syrup tasted like they were from a deluxe restaurant! They will be added to our weekend brunches. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Veronica

    This syrup is one of the best I have ever made! It tastes like liquid honey butter! Yummy! Unfortunately, the pancakes were the flattest and most gooey pancakes I have ever made. I used all fresh ingredients. I might be at a lower elevation than the recipe was developed at, but I am not sure that adding more leavening or flour or taking liquid out would have solved the problem. I will stick with our favorite pancake recipe (from America’s Test Kitchen) and incorporate this amazing syrup into my arsenal.