Buttermilk Pancakes & Bacon

Growing up I was never a big fan of pancakes. They often were too sweet or lacked flavor. That is until I tried the buttermilk pancakes at Roots Cafe.  They are slightly sweet, a bit tangy, light, and melt in your mouth delicious.  Truly delicious.  Here is my take on their drool worthy pancakes.

Another reason to make these pancakes is ease. Whipping up the batter takes about 7 minutes and cooking takes about 10 minutes. In less than 20 minutes, you can have a delicious, hearty, finger licking tasty breakfast.

owen eating buttermilk pancakes
buttermilk pancake recipe white plate with bacon

Or, what my own kids love to do is have breakfast for dinner. Owen, my eldest, who is one of the pickiest eaters on the face of the planet recently ate about 3 of these pancakes for dinner!

I'd say that's a win-win for both of us.

owen eating buttermilk pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes Leftovers

I also love to make a batch for leftovers so we have breakfast ready to eat within minutes, which is a lifesaver during busy weekday mornings. They also freeze well, just make sure to securely wrap them in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. I like to wrap them in groups of 4, so I can defrost enough for the kids to eat for breakfast without having to defrost all of them at once.

buttermilk biscuits with syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes & Bacon

Light, tangy, and perfectly sweet. They are a breeze to make and get devoured within minutes of being made. Adding a side of bacon makes this breakfast or dinner soul satisfying.

Course Breakfast, dinner
Keyword Buttermilk Pancake, Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 package bacon


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add the cooled and melted butter.  Whisk in the eggs and buttermilk.  Do not over mix!  The mixture will be lumpy when you're ready to cook.
  2. Heat a large saute pan to medium and some butter.  Once the butter has melted, spoon about 1/3 cup batter onto the hot pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Top pancakes with additional butter and syrup.

For Bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. This makes clean up a bit easier.

  2. Spread bacon on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes and check on it. You may need to flip the bacon so it cooks evenly. If it's not crisp enough, bake for an additional 2 minutes and check on it again.


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