Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes

Here in France, we don’t really have that “pancakes for breakfast” thing going on. Yeah, I know, what a shame. But we do have bread/brioche and butter and that’s wonderful too.

Anyway, to me making pancakes always feels quite special and I wanted to share this recipe with you because I find them incredibly fluffy and delicious. And who doesn’t think fluffy pancakes are quite the dream??

you'll need

  • 200g flour
  • 2 pinches of baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tpsb powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 25cl buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt together.
  • In another mixing bowl, stir together the buttermilk, the eggs, the melted better and the vanilla extract.
  • Pour this second bowl into the first one and combine roughly. The dough doesn't need to be very smooth or else it will become too liquid.
  • In a hot buttered frying pan, pour a ladle of dough and wait until small bubble appear at the surface before turning it over. Don't wait too long because if it's already all cooked, they won't be as fluffy.


Feel free to add some berries on top, maple syrup or iced sugar!
Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Those pancakes seems absolutely divine, I think I’ll try your recipe this weekend :) However, where can you find some buttermilk in France ? What is the french equivalent ?

    • Hope you like them as much as I do!
      You can find buttermilk at the supermarket, I know Monoprix sells some but I’m guessing you can find some in any rather large supermarket. In France it’s called “lait fermenté / lait ribot / babeurre”. All of these are the same and they’re usually stored with the fresh dairy products.

  • I usually make my pancakes with regular milk (or the other day I used oat milk because I as not liking it in my breakfast and wanted to finish the carton), but after tasting what I think was really buttermilk pancakes when I was in California, I really want to try to make them at home. Still haven’t found any buttermilk anywhere though (ok, maybe I didn’t REALLY look for it properly).

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