Go Back
+ servings
Alton Brown's pancakes are buttery and fluffy, and if you make a big batch on the weekend, you have breakfast for the week! #altonbrown #pancakes #breakfast #brunch

Alton Brown’s Pancakes

Alton Brown's pancakes are so reliably good that they're my go to pancakes again and again.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword alton brown, nut-free, pancakes, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 139 kcal


Pancake Mix

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • tablespoon kosher salt
  • tablespoon granulated sugar

Pancake Assembly

  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • fruit, chocolate chips, or other toppings


Pancake Mix

  1. Combine all ingredients. Use within 3 months.

Pancake Assembly

  1. Whisk the egg and butter in a bowl, then whisk in the buttermilk.
  2. Add to the pancake mix. Whisk until just combined. Don't worry about the lumps.
  3. Ladle onto the griddle and sprinkle on toppings. Press in the toppings gently. When bubbles begin to set around the edges and the bottom is golden, flip. Cook until set.

Recipe Notes

From Alton Brown.