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BUTTERMILK PANCAKES – Wayside Restaurant

These Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes from scratch are amazing!

We loved our Buttermilk Pancakes-Wayside Restaurant and had to make homemade pancakes.


The buttermilk flavor combined with a light texture topped with real maple syrup makes these pancakes a family favorite.  They remind me of our trip to Vermont.

Our Vermont Vacation

The trip was years ago as you can tell from the pictures below, but I cannot eat pancakes without thinking about Vermont. We visited the Bragg Farm Sugarhouse in Montpelier, VT where the farmers produce Pure Maple syrup.  We learned the process from taking the sap from the tree to cooking the sap at different lengths of time to make four different grades of syrup.  I learned that nothing tastes better than pure maple syrup, especially on hot pancakes.

Wayside Restaurant In Vermont

We also visited a pancake house, Wayside Restaurant, just down the road where they served pure maple syrup.  The pancakes did not disappoint us.  They were extremely delicious.

Pure Maple Syrup

Before our trip, I purchased the syrup with maple flavoring added.  Never again!  Pure maple syrup is not only delicious, but it is a reminder of the wonderful time we had visited Vermont.  Serve these pancakes with 100% pure maple syrup with melted butter, see recipe below, for a wonderful treat.  Cook these pancakes on a flat top griddle and allow the children and grandchildren to help flip them.  You will be making memories that will last a lifetime.

Our family makes lots of memories cooking pancakes.

Everyone gets so excited when it is their turn to put the batter on the griddle sizzling with real butter.  The smell of melting butter and buttermilk pancake batter travels all over the house.

Family Cooking Time Together

Usually, our youngest daughter and my Special Needs son put on their chef’s hats when it is their turn to cook.  My son proudly stands there with his spatula held high in the air just waiting for the pancake edges to cook.  He has learned quickly that when the edges of the pancake start to bubble, it is time to turn the pancake over.  The pancakes do not always end up where he picked it up from.  Sometimes, it does not even end up on the griddle at all, but the point is that he tried, and he had a great time trying.

Everyone Can Help Make Pancakes

No matter how young or how old your children are, I am pretty sure they would love to make these homemade buttermilk pancakes.  Your family will also be making memories that will last a lifetime.  So, get your camera ready and plan on a great time in the kitchen with your children or grandchildren learning how to make pancakes.

Kick up these pancakes with some blueberries or pecans.  Just add a few in each pancake, as soon as you put them on the griddle.

Great Pancakes at Wayside Restaurant in Vermont! Bragg Sugarhouse uses lots of bucket to catch the sap. Sugar Maple Tree //

Great Pancakes!

Bragg Sugarhouse uses lots of bucket to catch the sap. Sugar Maple Tree //

Bragg Sugarhouse uses lots of buckets to catch the sap.

Sugar Maple Tree

Sugar Maple Tree


Pancake Tips:

  • For the lightest, fluffiest pancakes, mix batter gently (it is o.k. to leave a few lumps).
  • Resist the urge to flip pancakes more than once.
  • Never use your spatula to press down on the pancakes.
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Light Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best breakfast, best pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, easy recipes, pancakes
Calories: 1934kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Two tsp baking soda
  • One tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • Two tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder together.
  • Add the salt and sugar.
  • Mix in the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Do not over mix.
  • The batter should have some lumps.
  • Melt a couple of tablespoons of real butter on a griddle or large frying pan and pour in 1/3 cupfuls of batter.
  • Turn pancake over when bubbles around the edges begin to form.
  • Cook on the other side 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.


Calories: 1934kcal | Carbohydrates: 265g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 502mg | Sodium: 2202mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 2685IU | Calcium: 652mg | Iron: 13mg

Maple Butter

Serve with 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup heated with 1/4 cup real butter.

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11 thoughts on “BUTTERMILK PANCAKES – Wayside Restaurant”

  1. I love buttermilk pancakes! And Vermont maple syrup is the best! It’s pretty much all we use. My husband is the chief pancake maker here, so I will pass your recipe along to him! Pinning as well. Very glad to see this one at Foodie Fridays! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. AWESOME and yummy recipe and post you have Diane. I totally agree that memories and food go hand-in-hand. Thank you for helping us create new ones with our families. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Carrie,

      Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Buttermilk Pancakes. They are really tasty. I truly appreciate your support and your extremely kind words all the time. You are a gift from God.
      Thank you!
      Diane Roark

  3. These look so yummy and tasty. Diane, huge pancake lover here and we usually try to make pancakes on Sunday morning with the girls. So, you are truly talking my language and once soccer season is over next Sunday hope we can get back to making Sunday morning pancakes to make more memories with the girls, too. Thanks and have a wonderful Monday now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Janine,

      I am just reading all my comments tonight. Thank you so much for being so kind to me and supporting me and my blog all the time. I am so very thankful for all your support.
      I truly hope Emma is feeling a little better.
      Diane Roark


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