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Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe are the best homemade pancakes. We love that it only requires a few ingredients and we can easily make this copycat recipe at home.

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This copycat pancake recipe is so delicious and easy to make. The secret ingredient is the buttermilk that is added with other ingredients. The results are the best buttermilk pancakes that only takes minutes to prepare for a great breakfast recipe.

We love Cracker Barrel and making copycat Cracker Barrel Recipes. Some of our favorites are Cracker Barrel Potato Potato Casserole, Cracker Barrel Fried Apples, and Cracker Barrel Meatloaf. These recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients.

Why We Love This Recipe

Copycat Cracker Barrel pancakes at home is always on the breakfast menu because of the flavor, crispy edge and fluffy texture. They are easy to make ahead of time and even better topped with melted butter.

The ingredients are simple and I love that I can make extra to freeze to enjoy for a quick and easy breakfast on a busy morning.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, butter

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How to Make Cracker Barrel Pancakes 

  • Step 1 – Combine Ingredients – In a medium size bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs.  Then stir in the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in the egg mixture.  Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together until just combined. 
Adding dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Two egg shells in a egg stand with a cast iron skillet on the side with slice butter
  • Step 2 – Heat Skillet – Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Grease with butter. Check out the Best Pancake Griddles of 2024.
  • Step 3 – Spread batter on skillet – Add the batter to the hot pan in approximately ½ cup scoops.  Spread the batter out into a circle.  
Cast Iron Skillet with pancake batter and a ½ cup of pancake batter and a bowl of pancake batter
  • Step 4 – Cook Pancakes – Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles start to appear at the top of the pancake.  Flip the pancake and finish cooking for approximately 2 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 5 – Continue Cooking – Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used. Make sure to re-butter the griddle or pan before making each pancake.  
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Then serve warm topped with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy.

What is the Trick to Making Good Pancakes?

We love a good pancake recipe and this one makes the best pancakes. But the trick to making the best pancakes are using fresh ingredients.

Other recommendations to making the best pancakes are:

  • Using Buttermilk
  • Do not over stir the ingredients. Combine the ingredients until well blended.
  • Cook on a hot surface
  • Serve Warm
  • Flip the pancakes once the side is cooked.
Stack of pancakes on a plate with syrup

Pancake Toppings

Cracker Barrel Buttermilk Pancake are delicious served with just butter and maple syrup. But we recommend trying one of these easy topping to take you pancake or french toast to the next level.

  • Fruit – We love serving these pancakes with fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries and bananas are my favorites.
  • Maple Syrup – We love the classic taste of a maple syrup. You have not purchased real maple syrup, I recommend serving it with these pancakes.
  • Butter – These pancakes are perfect served with butter.
  • Chocolate Spread – My kids love Nutella as a spread for their pancakes. So I always have that available for a topping.
  • Powdered Sugar – Sprinkle the top with powdered with a side of fruit is one of my favorite ways to eat these delicious pancakes.
  • Peanut Butter – My son loves peanut butter as a topping. It doesn’t matter if I make pancakes or waffles, peanut butter is his topping of choice.

Serving Suggestions

Pancakes have become a staple weekend breakfast. They are even better paired with Bacon in the Oven and Sausage. I also make a Fruit Salad Recipe and this Crockpot Yogurt when I am serving these pancakes for brunch.

The combination of these side dishes with this copycat pancakes make a complete breakfast idea.

Stack of pancakes on a plate with syrup and a bowl of fresh fruit

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make Pancakes Fluffy

If you like fluffy pancakes, make sure you measure the flour correctly. Add the amount the ingredients indicate and make sure to use buttermilk instead of milk. Make sure to also add in baking powder or baking soda.
Always cook pancakes on a heated hot griddle or electric skillet. This allows the pancakes to cook quickly. The results are fluffy pancakes that everyone loves.

How to Store Cracker Barrel Pancakes

Leftover pancakes store great.  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days or freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. 

How to Freeze Pancakes:

Freezing pancakes is a perfect way to save time and money. These pancakes can be stored in freezer safe container and placed in the freezer. They will last about 3 months if stored properly. If you want more tips and tricks on How to Freeze Pancakes and Waffles, you can find all the information here.

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Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe

5 from 65 votes
Cracker Barrel Pancakes are the best homemade pancakes. We love that it only requires a few ingredients and we can easily make this copycat recipe at home.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 330

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs.  Then stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Mix until just combined.
  • Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Grease with butter.
  • Add the batter to the pan in approximately ½ cup scoops.  Spread the batter out into a circle.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles start to appear at the top of the pancake.  Flip the pancake and finish cooking for approximately 2 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used. Make sure to re-butter the griddle or pan before making each pancake.
  • Then serve warm topped with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftover pancakes store great!  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days or freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 330kcal, Carbohydrates 60g, Protein 13g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 87mg, Sodium 1339mg, Potassium 279mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 175IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 161mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Keturah Volpe says:

    5 stars
    I want everything

  2. Barbara Owens says:

    5 stars
    The pancakes look so good I’m going to make them tonight

  3. Barbara Owens says:

    5 stars
    The pancakes look so good I am going to make them ASAP ?