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Buttermilk Strawberry Pancakes (Easy and Fluffy)

You’ll never use boxed pancake mix ever again once you try this recipe for making homemade buttermilk strawberry pancakes. They’re made with nutritious ingredients, and they’re so easy to make–perfect for busy moms and dads.

How to Make Buttermilk Strawberry Pancakes

Without a doubt, the best thing about this pancake recipe is the fact that it’s super easy to prepare – it will only take about 5 minutes of prep time and between 10-15 minutes of cooking time to have a delicious and nutritious breakfast meal ready to go from scratch:

  • Prepare the ‘dry’ ingredients. Use a bowl to place the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt and then mix to combine.
  • Prepare the ‘wet’ ingredients Use a separate bowl to add the egg, buttermilk, butter and pure vanilla extract and then whisk until well combined.
  • Combine both mixtures. Slowly add the ‘dry’ mixture into the ‘wet’ mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Add in the strawberries. Fold in the fresh strawberries.
  • Grease the skillet. Generously grease a non-stick skillet with butter.
  • Heat the skillet. Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
  • Cook the pancakes. Drop approximately ¼ cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet and cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top. Then, carefully flip the pancakes and cook the opposite side for an additional 1-2 minutes (or until they are cooked through).
  • Serve. Serve the pancakes warm with extra strawberries and your preferred toppings.

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How to Make Homemade Buttermilk

If you want to go the extra mile when making this pancake recipe, you can even use your own homemade buttermilk.

Not sure how to make homemade buttermilk?

There’s a simple ratio to keep in mind when making homemade buttermilk: one cup of milk combined with a single tbsp of your choice of either vinegar or lemon juice will equal one cup of buttermilk.

And the good news is that this particular recipe calls for exactly one cup of buttermilk, so you can just use the aforementioned ratio when making your own buttermilk and you’ll be just fine!

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Can I Make Fluffy Pancakes Without Buttermilk?

There are all kinds of ways to make perfectly fluffy pancakes without having to use buttermilk. If you would rather not use buttermilk when making pancakes, here are 2 of my favorite alternatives that will still work wonders for making incredible homemade pancakes:

  • Separate egg whites from the yolks, beat them until soft peaks form, and then gradually fold them into your pancake batter to make an incredibly fluffy mixture.
  • Swap out the buttermilk for yogurt – you can use one cup of plain, unsweetened yogurt as a direct 1:1 substitute for one cup of buttermilk.

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Add These 3 Toppings To Your Homemade Pancakes

Looking for additional pancake toppings to pair with the sliced strawberries? Here are my personal top 3 pancake topping recommendations – and best of all, they’re all super yummy and oh so good for you as well:

  • Sliced bananas & melted dark chocolate
  • Mixed berry topping (sliced blueberries and raspberries pair perfectly with the strawberries)
  • All-natural honey (or even organic maple syrup)

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(You may also like: Homemade Strawberry Syrup)

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Buttermilk Strawberry Pancakes (Easy and Fluffy)



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • ¼ tsp baking soda 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted plus extra for greasing 
  • 1 cups buttermilk 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2/3 cup sliced strawberries plus extra for serving


  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. 
  2. In another bowl, add the egg, buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. 
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. 
  4. Fold in the fresh strawberries.
  5. Generously grease a non stick skillet with butter. 
  6. Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
  7. Drop ¼ cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet. 
  8. Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top. 
  9. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 1-2 minutes or until cooked through.
  10. Serve warm with extra strawberries.

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