How to make Cracker Barrel Pancakes! These delicious fluffy buttermilk pancakes only take 6 ingredients and taste amazing! The perfect breakfast or brunch recipe.
How to make Cracker Barrel Pancakes
I have a confession to make....I love Cracker Barrel! I mean truly hearts and flower love Cracker Barrel.
Sadly the closest Cracker Barrel to us is in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. I decided to make copycat Cracker Barrel recipes like this Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes Recipe so we could enjoy a few of our favorite foods at home.
Whenever we are close to a Cracker Barrel we have to stop in and enjoy their amazing food.
When we arrived in Florida a few weeks ago our first stop after leaving the airport was Cracker Barrel. We then had Cracker Barrel the next day for breakfast. Yes, I like it that much.
We find that Cracker Barrels all over the United States normally open early so they are the perfect stop on early mornings when we are heading out to national parks. Their breakfast menu has all the things we love.
Maybe it is because we can't get Cracker Barrel whenever we want it that we tend to stop in every chance we can or maybe it is their down-home seriously yummy food.
After breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we headed out on an airboat ride near Everglades National Park. This was the first time we experienced an airboat ride. WOW!!!!
We had so much fun screaming through the water on the airboat. It was so much fun watching John giggle as we raced over the grass and water.
We saw a ton of alligators, birds, and loved the wind flying through our hair.
We saw this big alligator at the end of our tour while we were on a swamp buggy. I was very glad we were well out of his reach. I have zero plans of getting to close to one.
Are you lucky enough to have a Cracker Barrel near you? What is your favorite thing to order?
Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Pancakes
- Baking Soda
Optional - Maple Syrup, fruit preserves, peanut butter, bacon and eggs, a little butter, Nutella, whipped butter,
Buttermilk Substitutes - Regular milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar mixed together. I will say if you use a substitute for the buttermilk the pancakes may not taste the same.
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Griddle - If you don't have a griddle cooking surface you can use any flat pan. A cast iron pan will give the pancakes a nice crispy edge.
Combine the dry ingredients together and mix so the baking soda salt and sugar are well spread through the flour.
A hot pan works great for making these buttermilk pancakes. Make sure to watch the heat so they don't start to burn as the griddle heats up. To test if your griddle is hot drop a few drops of water on it and see if they dance around.
You can grease the griddle with melted butter or non-stick spray. You can brush on vegetable oil if you prefer.
When the Cracker Barrel Buttermilk pancakes start bubbling flip to the other side. Make sure to flip your pancakes only once so they are evenly cooked.
If you don't want to make this pancake recipe from scratch you can purchase pancake mixes in the gift shops of the restaurant.
The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon salt if you are trying to limit your salt intake you can lower this amount.
The recipe calls for a tablespoon sugar you can lower this if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake. It will change the sweetness of the pancakes.
I hope you enjoy these perfect pancakes!
Cracker Barrel Recipes
Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Pancakes
- Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, Add in the buttermilk and combine, Add in the egg and mix until just combined
- Grease griddle with butter or non-stick spray
- Pour ½ cup of baking mix onto a hot griddle and spread the batter into a circle.
- Flip the pancakes when you see them bubbling.
- Repeat with remaining batter, make sure to butter/spray non-stick spray before each pancake
Recipe originally posted on September 12, 2013. Updated on May 29, 2020 and December 4, 2021