Go Back
+ servings
stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes on a white plate with wedge cut out

5 Ingredient Buttermilk Pancakes

Makes: 18 medium pancakes prep: 5 minutes plus 10 minutes to allow batter to rest. Cook: 20 minutes if making 3 pancakes at a time in a pan
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Batter resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 4 1/2 inch diameter pancakes
Calories 155kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups Self-rising flour see notes for Gluten-Free Self Rising Flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl stir together the flour and sugar.
  • In a medium bowl whisk eggs, buttermilk, and oil together. Pour into flour mixture. Stir to combine. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes. The batter will thicken.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spray with non-stick spray (unless already non-stick) or melt a small amount of butter on the skillet.
  • Spoon batter onto the heated griddle/skillet in 1/3 cup amounts. NOTE: the pancakes will puff up and expand while cooking so do not crowd the griddle for easier flipping.
    When bubbles form on top and underside of the pancakes is golden in color, flip the pancakes over. Only do this once.
  • Cook until the underside is golden brown and serve hot.


Gluten-Free Self Rising Flour recipe:

Use this amount for this recipe.
  • 2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend with a binder
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
This recipe has been tested with each regular self-rising flour, gluten-free self-rising flour, at sea level and at altitude with great results!

Pancake size:

Any size pancakes can be made. Because they puff up and expand while cooking do not overcrowd the skillet or griddle. 
Flip over when bubble appear on the top of the pancakes. NOTE: larger, thicker pancakes may not have as many bubbles as shown in the recipe photos.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg