Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes

I love these strawberry buttermilk pancakes. In these, I used vanilla sugar, Greek yogurt and dropped in fresh strawberries in to my buttermilk pancakes.

I think I could survive on strawberry buttermilk pancakes alone.

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I prefer more butter than syrup on my cakes… but I love nothing more than a forkful of pillowy pancakes. Truth. Really, it doesn’t get much better than that. Unless they’re pillowy strawberry studded pancakes… now that is perfection.

I’m pretty sure I inhaled this stack of 4 in 2.8 seconds flat. Think you can beat it? Bring it.

These are way more than just your average buttermilk pancakes. Oh-yes-siree… I snuck in some Greek yogurt and used vanilla sugar for just the softest hint of vanilla. BTW Vanilla sugar is my new best friend.

I place a mesh sifter in a large bowl and added the flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.

And then I sifted it so it was light and airy. Scoot it off to the side for a sec and get going on the wet ingredients.

In a different measuring cup or bowl, add the two cups of buttermilk, the heaping 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt, melted {and cooled} butter and the two eggs.

Give all that a good beating and pour it into the dry ingredients. Gently stir until they just come together. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to get those lingering at the bottom incorporated.

Give the strawberries a good wash and then a rough chop. I like them big so you can actually taste the strawberries!

You’ll need a cup of those babies.

Add those in to the batter…

Just stir it enough to get those berries mixed in, do NOT overdo it.

When I make pancakes, I heat up my 19-seventy-something griddle to 350° and lightly oil it with coconut oil. I like to use the 1/4 cup measure for dropping pancake batter onto the griddle. I think that makes the perfect size pancakes. If you’re using a skillet, I would guess you would heat it to medium-medium low… you may have to adjust your temp throughout.

You really don’t time pancakes. Just wait for the little bubbles to form, pop and when they stop refilling with batter. That’s how you know that they are good to go (about 3-4 minutes approximately).

The strawberry buttermilk pancakes should need a few more minutes on side two.

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As the strawberry buttermilk pancakes are coming off of the griddle I place them on to a cookie sheet, and keep them warm by sticking them in a 200 degree oven.

Question: Who likes cold pancakes? Answer: no one!

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You know what comes next… butter…. syrup…

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Make these this tomorrow or Sunday and I promise you won’t regret it. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂


Enjoy! And if you give this Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 16 pancakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 minutes per batch


2 cups All Purpose Flour

2 tablespoons Vanilla Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 cups Buttermilk

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt {heaping}

2 whole Eggs

3 tablespoons Melted Butter {cooled but not solidified}

1 cup Chopped Fresh Strawberries

Grapeseed or Coconut Oil for griddle


Preheat your griddle to 350 degrees and wipe with a little grapeseed oil or coconut oil.

In a large bowl; sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.

In a different bowl; whisk together the buttermilk, Greek yogurt, eggs and butter.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and gently stir to combine. Do not over mix.

Add in the chopped fresh strawberries and stir only a few times to get them mixed in.

Drop a 1/4 cup full of the pancake batter on to the griddle. When the center is set and the bubbles no longer fill in with batter when they pop it's time to Flip {about 3-4 minutes}. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Repeat with the remaining batter. Keep the finished pancakes on a cookie sheet and place in a preheated 200 degree oven to keep warm.

Serve with butter and real maple syrup! Enjoy!

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31 Responses to “Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes”

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    Antonia @ Health Inspirations — June 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This is the next recipe I’m making. Probably tomorrow morning 🙂 Your pictures are AMAZING! Thanks for all your incredible recipes!!!

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 1st, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

      Thank you Antonia! I wrapped the leftovers up so I can have them this weekend too! Enjoy!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — June 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Geez, these could be breakfast but the hubby isn’t home and thus I could be dangerous with 16 of these beauties. Oh, the choices. . . .

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — June 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    These look simply amazing!!!

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    Maria — June 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I will take a BIG stack!

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    Robyn — June 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    obviously i’m making these tomorrow morning!!!!!!!!

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — June 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I want…now!! Those look so delicious.

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    Cassie — June 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nothing beats a buttermilk pancake. Love the bright strawberries in these!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    oh girl, these are sinfully amazing. i love that they’re stuffed with strawberries! i like that it’s kind of like a surprise 🙂

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 1st, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      Exactly… and who doesn’t love surprises?

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    These look absolutely perfect, and your pictures are amazing! I’m loving the new look!

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    DB-The Foodie Stuntman — June 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    My wife loves pancakes and will have to prepare these for her…

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 12:28 am

      Awesome! She’ll love them!

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    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana — June 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Wow, definitely going to be making these for my family this weekend!! Love strawberries in pancakes.

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 1st, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      Me too Maura! Have a great weekend!

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    Heather — June 2, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Girl I’m with you…extra buttering my cakes please!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Beautiful pancakes! I’m like you, I go easy on the syrup. Pancakes are so delicious on their own, no need to drown them. Butter adds a perfect richness.

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    Grubarazzi — June 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I could definitely survive on the babies. Who needs anything else?

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 12:28 am

      Exxxxxactly! 🙂

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    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife — June 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Yumm Laurie! I love a good “pillowy” stack of pannies too especially ones with strawbizzels! Totally doin a little of this soon

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    Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen — June 3, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Oh my, I am so sad, because even though I have buttermilk in the fridge, I think it may actually be bad (oops!). These sound so delicious! I wish I was making these tomorrow.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Hello Sunday morning breakfast. I could live off of these pancakes. They look divine.

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    Hannah — June 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    These look soo yummy! I can’t wait to try them out this week!

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    Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World — June 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

    there is something special about buttermilk pancakes- these are taken to a whole new level w/the strawberries. Will have to try these next time we have strawberries!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

    What gorgeous pancakes! Bookmarking this now to make this weekend! The boyfriend is going to be so thrilled.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of pancakes but I would SO love these.

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    Jackie — June 7, 2012 at 1:40 am


    I’m assuming that is plain greek yogurt.

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    lori — June 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    these look amazing! hope to try them this weekend…thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah — June 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I just made these for breakfast. The pancakes were delicious! I happened to have some vanilla sugar on hand even. Delicious!

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    Ryan — June 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Made these this morning for my wife and 2-year old. Absolutely delicious pancakes! They were a big hit. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Edith — March 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    My husband requested strawberry pancakes for breakfast this AM. I did a search and found your wonderful recipe. I needed to add a bit more buttermilk because my batter was too thick. I also added about 1/2 cup of toasted coarsely chopped pecans because we really like nuts in our pancakes. I happened to have vanilla sugar on hand which I also love. We’re lucky enough to live near a Penzey’s store. Thanks again for a great pancake recipe using strawberries and buttermilk.

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