The World’s Best Pancakes

Everyone knows that brunch is the best meal of the week. On Sundays I like to stay in bed late, and eat a real breakfast that nobody has time for during the week. So when the headline, “The world’s best pancake recipe” showed up in my Google Reader one morning, I bookmarked it and knew that I would be eating the most delicious buttermilk pancakes for brunch the next Sunday.

buttermilk pancakes

The only ingredient that I had to buy before I made these was buttermilk. The writer of the original post suggests using the best ingredients you could find, especially real buttermilk; apparently grocery stores sell impostors. Since I live in Manhattan, I easily found the real stuff, but if you live elsewhere, I’m sure it’s well worth it to search for it.

Robie’s Buttermilk Flapjacks


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of fine salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 beaten eggs

pancake ingredients

  1. Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk and set aside
  2. Combine and whisk together the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  4. Fry with butter

frying pancakes

These really might be the best pancakes ever. I served them warm with real maple syrup (not “pancake syrup”) as suggested and a freshly percolated pot of coffee. What a great way to start off a lazy Sunday!

I added chocolate chips to about half of the pancakes as soon as I put them on the fire,Try adding your favorite pancake add-in. Next time, maybe I’ll try blueberry or banana.

What’s your favorite weekend brunch recipe?

  • vikassood65

    Do try adding 25 % Soaked wheat porridge instead of Wheat fine flour & honey for the Ultimate Kick….

  • Sarah

    Those were totally yummy! And yes i’m leaving long overdue posts.

  • ralph

    you can find Ronnybrook buttermilk in the cool glass bottle in Duane Reade now!

  • Jessica

    i made these for dinner tonight and i just have to say that they’re AMAZING! you should give them a try…

  • i made these for dinner tonight and i just have to say that they’re AMAZING! you should give them a try…

  • Heidi

    those look horrible, sorry

    • TinaTiff

      I agree! Ppl eat with their eyes first and these aren’t appealing at all.

    • since 2009 we’ve learned to take better photos and perfected our pancake-cooking technique, we’ll have to update the post.

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