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pancakes made with self-rising flour

Pancake Recipe With Self-Rising Flour

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 pancakes


Make deliciously fluffy pancakes easily with this Pancake Recipe With Self-Rising Flour. Your family will love these!


  • 1 cup (120 g) self-rising flour (aka self-raising flour)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/8 cup butter, melted (or 2 tablespoons olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon water (optional)
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries (optional)
  • Maple syrup
  • Optional toppings: fresh fruit and/or chocolate chips for chocolate chip pancakes


  1. Combine flour and remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl; combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Then combine the two. Break up large lumps, while stirring, but be careful not to overmix. This is the best way to ensure fluffier pancakes. If you prefer thinner pancakes, stir in 1 tablespoon water.
  2. Let pancake batter stand and heat griddle. This allows the buttermilk & baking soda (in the self-rising flour) to “puff” up the batter and form air bubbles in the batter.
  3. Divide batter evenly (I prefer to use an ice cream scoop), in batches onto a non-stick hot griddle, and top with about 5 blueberries per pancake. (I like to hear a little “sizzle” so that I know the griddle is hot enough). Cook pancakes until edges of pancakes look dry & tops are bubbly. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve warm with syrup. For any leftovers, store in an airtight container.


*Buttermilk really is crucial in achieving the tastiest, fluffy buttermilk pancakes. But IF you don’t have any or can’t find it, you can combine whole milk and a splash of lemon juice in a pinch. You might have slightly different results, but it will still work. You need the acid of the buttermilk (replicated with the lemon juice) to help the rising agent in the self raising flour work.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 pancake
  • Calories: 18 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 310 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g

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