Buttermilk Pancakes

Totally delicious pancakes, perfect for breakfast or lunch - great weekend breakfast to make with kids

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 6 people

Totally delicious pancakes, perfect for breakfast or lunch - great weekend breakfast to make with kids

These are absolutely delicious buttermilk pancakes and really easy to make. Most kids love having them for breakfast or for a quick lunch when they come in, ravenous, from school.  Try them sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice or maple syrup.

Other toppings you could try:

  • Nutella spread all over while the pancakes are still hot
  • Butter melted in
  • Squeeze of fresh orange juice & a sprinkling of icing (confectioner’s) sugar
  • Couple of slices of crispy Italian Pancetta bacon with maple syrup poured over
  • A dollop of creme Fraiche with blueberries and sliced bananas on top





Cooking With Kids: Buttermilk Pancakes

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes


Serves 6 people.


They will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator, to re-heat just pop them in the toaster for a couple of minutes.

Ingredients Ingredients

  • Plain all purpose flour [12 oz / 340 g]
  • Eggs, lightly beaten [3]
  • Buttermilk [1 pint / 565 ml]
  • Bicarbonate of soda [1 1/2 teaspoons]
  • Melted butter [3 - 4 tablespoons]

Preparation & Cooking

  1. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Make a well in the center and drop in the eggs. With a whisk or wooden spoon, starting in the center, mix the eggs and gradually bring the flour in from the edges.

  3. Add the buttermilk slowly and beat until the batter is covered with little air bubbles. (This can also be done using a hand-held mixer).

  4. Mix in the melted butter (this gives a lovely flavor and means you don't need to grease the pan each time you put more on to cook).

  5. Heat a non-stick pan on the stove top until quite hot. Ladle in 2 or 3 small spoonfuls (depending on size of pan). Reduce the heat to medium.

  6. Allow them to cook until lots of little bubbles cover the surface of each one (this means the batter is cooked through), and they are golden brown. Turn them over, using a spatula or egg slice, and cook until golden brown on other side.

  7. Remove from pan and place on warmed plate in oven until all the pancakes are cooked.Serve with a little butter smeared over, along with dusting of sugar, lemon juice or maple syrup (or all of the above!!)