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Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes are easy to make ahead and filling and nutritious! Printables included for homemade make ahead mixes! Wonderful frozen too!

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes are one of our long time favorite recipes.  They are also one that I want to have made up as a homemade mix so making them is quicker and easier when we want them.  

We love a pancake breakfast before church on Sundays and this makes it easy to do that.  I would much rather pull out 1 bag that is all measured out instead of 6 different things plus measuring cups, etc. I measure out the dry ingredients, put them in a Ziplock quart bag and type up what else needs to be added.  That way I don’t even need to pull out my cookbook.

Mornings are just too busy to start from scratch but that doesn’t mean with some preparation ahead of time we can’t still have our homemade pancakes.  

I have even been making these the past several years for my now grown kids as Christmas gifts. They are happy to have ready to make mixes and I love doing that for them. 😊

See how I use it as a mix below. I also included a free printable so you can make your own mixes and add the directions to your bags.

This griddle is my favorite way to cook them.  It is big enough to cook 6 at a time and washes up so easily.

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I got this recipe decades ago from my Taste of Home magazines. They were a little runnier and thinner than we liked so I changed some things around.

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Other Pancake, etc. Recipes

Overnight French Toast

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Buckwheat Almond Pancakes

Why I Love This Recipe

They are relatively healthy compared to other pancakes.

They are freezable.

Easy to make with simple ingredients.

They are great in lunchboxes.

They are easy to pack.

Ideal for meal-prep and make ahead type of meals.

They are child friendly.

They are super tasty.

Can it Be Made Ahead of Time


Make up the dry ingredients in a handy homemade mix so all you need to do is add the wet ingredients, stir up the batter then cook.

Or make the pancakes and then freeze them.

Can These Be Frozen


Freeze individually on a baking sheet and then add to a Ziplock bag to grab one or two at a time.

You can also add several to a Ziplock bag together and freeze that way. Just be sure they are totally cooled first.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at 50% power in the microwave. They thaw very quickly and easily.

The Buttermilk

You need buttermilk for this recipe but you do not have to buy it special.

Just add 1 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice for each cup of buttermilk needed and then add the milk.

In this case, add 2 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice and then fill to the 2 cup line with milk and let it sit about 5 minutes or until you see bubbles forming; now you have buttermilk! You can use dairy, coconut or almond; I have used all of these.

I imagine you could also use rice, cashew or others but I have not personally used those to know for sure.  

If you would like the step by step pictures, see How to Make Buttermilk.

Can they be made Dairy Free?


When making the buttermilk, use a non-dairy milk as noted in the directions above.

Also substitute the melted butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil

Key Ingredients

(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)

white flour

whole wheat flour




baking soda



melted butter

How to Make Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

Gather your dry ingredients.

dry ingredients for Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes set out ready to make up mixes

Measure out and put in Ziplock bag.

Label bag with printout.

bag of mix for Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

Or measure ingredients into your mixing bowl.

Gather wet ingredients.

ingredients for Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

Add dry ingredients to large bowl whisk together.

whisking dry ingredients in bowl.

Melt butter.

Add eggs, butter and buttermilk to dry ingredients.

added wet ingredients to dry in bowl

Stir but don’t overmix.

whisking together all ingredients
batter ready to make pancakes

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to pour batter on a hot, lightly greased 275* griddle.

Cook until bubbles form, flip and cook until golden brown.

one Multigrain Buttermilk Pancake on the griddle and ready to flip.
2 Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes on the griddle

To Use as a Homemade Mix

I just take an hour or so every several months and make several of our favorite recipes into quart size bags so Sunday mornings all I need to do is pour the dry together with the wet. It saves a lot of pulling out, measuring and putting away.

When I make several together like that with similar ingredients, it is really very easy. Buckwheat Almond Pancakes is one of the recipes I always include in that line up.

I have typed up the directions to print out and tape onto the bags. That way I know what they are and what else is needed to make them so I don’t even have to pull out the recipe.

Download the free printable directions for Multigrain Pancakes.

This is the printable to add to your mixes when you make them. The printable recipe is just below.

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Yield: 26 pancakes

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes

stack of 5 Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes on a white plate.

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes are easy to make ahead and filling and nutritious! Printables included for homemade make ahead mixes! Wonderful frozen too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter


Gather your dry ingredients.

Measure out and put in Ziploc bag.

Label bag with printout.

Or measure ingredients into your mixing bowl.

Gather wet ingredients.

Melt butter in large mixing bowl.

Add eggs and buttermilk to butter and stir.
Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Don't over stir.

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to pour batter on a hot, lightly greased 275* griddle.

Cook until bubbles form, flip and cook until golden brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 20mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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