Buttermilk Pancakes on a Cast Iron Griddle

Dry Ingredients
9.5 oz Sifted King Arthur All-Purpose Flour in a medium size bowl (original recipe calls for 10oz or 2 Cups)
2 TBL granulated sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4-1 tsp fine salt (I use King Arthur Bread Salt or Real Salt. Original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp
– combine dry ingredients by sifting/whisking.

Wet ingredients
2 Cups Buttermilk in a quart size measuring cup (possibly more to thin the batter)

1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Eggs, Beaten
3 TBL (44 grams) Melted, Cooled Butter

Heat the Oven to 250 to keep pancakes warm, use a large skillet or oven-safe glass dish. Heat up desired maple syrup, fruit syrup, etc. Melt the butter, set aside. Beat the eggs and combine with the buttermilk and sour cream in a quart-size measuring cup. Add the melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine with a whisk, leaving some lumps, add additional buttermilk if too thick. Let sit 10 minutes while you heat your cast iron griddle. Turn the burners onto medium-medium high. Let preheat for around 6-8 minutes. A little smoke coming off is okay. Turn burners down. Take a ladle of batter and pour quickly and keep pouring from the center. Use a stainless steel thin spatula to see how quickly the cakes are cooking. After a minute or so, you want to see medium brown. I often put butter on the pancakes while they are still on the griddle.

-Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen.


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7 Replies to “Buttermilk Pancakes on a Cast Iron Griddle”

  1. Sounds delicious! Makes me feel like I need a cast iron griddle!! 🙂 I’ll be trying this (in a normal frying pan for now)!

  2. Yum! I received a set of cast iron pans when I got married and I LOVE them. All of our food seems to taste better when we use cast iron. I think I’ll make a batch of these for my boys tomorrow morning!

  3. Sounds delicious! Switching to a griddle from a basic frying pan was a game changer for me. It’s so much easier to flip them!

  4. I enjoy cast iron and have a cast iron and dutch oven. I am always looking for new things to try in them. Buttermilk pancakes would be perfect.

  5. Yum! These pancakes look delicious! We will have to try your recipe. We cook a lot on cast iron. We use dutch ovens, skillets and a griddle. We even have a cast iron waffle iron. Cast iron is the best!

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