Aunt Ruth’s Buttermilk Pancakes (Family Recipe)

These family recipe buttermilk pancakes have stood the test of time – light and fluffy, simple and delicious, weekend brunch is calling!

I come from a line of really incredible cooks, and love compiling and recreating as many family recipes as I can. These family recipe buttermilk pancakes come from my Aunt Ruth and were one of her signatures. Thanks so much to Mike for the recipe!! Skip the pancake mix, and make these simple mouthwatering pancakes for your next weekend breakfast or brunch. This family favorite recipe will have everyone reaching for seconds!

These Family Recipe Buttermilk Pancakes Are:

  • Fluffy
  • Airy
  • Light
  • Flavorful
  • Not-too-sweet
  • Ready in about 15 minutes
  • Great to serve as a brunch entree or for a pancake bar

Brett loves pancakes, so I was super excited to be able to make him one of my family’s classic recipes. And let me tell you, these were devoured in record time. We served these with some fresh raspberries and some Canadian maple syrup. And they were absolutely perfect.

What’s In These Family Buttermilk Pancakes?

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt *
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup regular milk
Aunt Ruth’s recipe calls for 3/4 teaspoon salt, but I cut ours back to 1/4 teaspoon. We try to minimize our sodium intake whereever possible, and to me, it didn’t make a difference for these pancakes. They were still super delicious with the lower salt amount, so we will go with that in the future. 🙂

How Do I Make These Family Favorite Brunch Buttermilk Pancakes?

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stir well to ensure there are no lumps in the batter. Grease a large frying pan or griddle.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan for each pancake and cook over low heat. When little bubbles form around the pancakes (around 6 or 7 minutes on my stovetop), flip and cook for a few minutes on the second side until golden brown.
  3. Stack, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve with fresh fruit!
I feel like buttermilk is a super old-school ingredient. It’s not used too much in contemporary recipes that I’ve seen – aside from pancakes and batter for frying. That being said, it was well worth the purchase to get some fresh buttermilk from the store to make these. It gives these pancakes a delicious je ne sais quoa that regular pancakes don’t have. Sweet and savory, the buttermilk is the perfect touch.

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Aunt Ruth's Buttermilk Pancakes (Family Recipe)

These family recipe buttermilk pancakes have stood the test of time - light and fluffy, simple and delicious, weekend brunch is calling!  
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 14 pancakes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt *
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup regular milk

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stir well to ensure there are no lumps in the batter. Grease a large frying pan or griddle.
  • Add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan for each pancake and cook over low heat. When little bubbles form around the pancakes (around 6 or 7 minutes on my stovetop), flip and cook for a few minutes on the second side until golden brown.
  • Stack, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve with fresh fruit!

Notes

Aunt Ruth's recipe calls for 3/4 teaspoon salt, but I cut ours back to 1/4 teaspoon.  We try to minimize our sodium intake whereever possible, and to me, it didn't make a difference for these pancakes.  They were still super delicious with the lower salt amount, so we will go with that in the future.  🙂
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