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Buttery “Buttermilk” Pancakes | A Kitchen Hack


How to make buttermilk pancakes without real buttermilk


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk + 1 tbsp white distilled vinegar (SEE NOTE BELOW)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted real butter, cooled
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Butter & real maple syrup for topping


  1. **Please see video for cooking instructions.


If you don’t have white distilled vinegar, you can use real lemon juice in it’s place.
1 cup of real buttermilk can be used instead of whole milk- minus the vinegar. The vinegar can be omitted entirely too, the pancakes will still come out delicious. Real buttermilk will also give the pancakes a puffier finish.
If you don’t have an electric griddle or just don’t want to use one, you can cook your pancakes in a non-stick skillet or griddle-pan over medium-low heat.
Recipe can be doubled, except for the egg. You’ll still use just one egg if you double the other ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
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