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5 from 3 votes


The secret to the Best Buttermilk Pancakes? Yeast! Slightly crispy edges and a soft, fluffy middle. Top it all off with maple butter sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


For the pancakes:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 - 2 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

For the Maple Butter Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract


  • Combine flour, sugar, packet of dry yeast, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine buttermilk and oil in a separate, microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high in 15 second increments until thoroughly warm to the touch (120F to 130F degrees) - not boiling.
  • Add the heated milk to the flour mixture, along with the beaten egg and vanilla extract.
  • Pancake batter is supposed to have lumps. If batter is too thick, add in a bit more heated buttermilk. It should be the consistency of cake batter not thick brownie batter.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap put it somep place warm so that the batter can rise for about 10-15 minutes. It should almost double in size.
  • Once you've noticed the batter has doubled in size and is looking "bubbly, start heating up your skillet or griddle to medium-high heat.
  • Add about a tablespoon of oil to the skillet.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto griddle or skillet.Cook pancakes until edges are dry and surface is bubbly. Then flip.
  • Cook the opposite side until golden brown and then work on the next batch.
  • For the maple butter sauce: In a small pan over low heat, melt butter. Then pour in the can of sweetened condensed milk and the maple extract. Whisk well. It will take a minute or two to incorporate that flavoring with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Once it's ready and heated through put it into a glass pouring dish (I just use a glass measuring cup) and pour over warm pancakes.



Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.2mg