Melt in Your Mouth Sour Cream Pancakes

Sour cream pancakes do not taste like they have sour cream, but they are obviously more tender, fluffy and delicious, give these Melt in your Mouth Sour Cream Pancakes a try.

 

A stack of fluffy pancakes with a little butter melting on top and a drizzle of syrup dripping down the side. Our recipe for melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes

 

Every Saturday morning is hot breakfast at our house (yes, we do cereal, yogurt etc all week long for the kids) and that generally means pancakes or crepes.

It’s a great time for our family to just breath and be together. It’s amazing how much busier we get with each year and we really need that time to regroup, talk about important things or silly things and just enjoy a quiet morning. Melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes have become a favorite breakfast recipe!

A stack of fluffy pancakes with a little butter melting on top and a drizzle of syrup dripping down the side. Our recipe for melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes on a striped napkin with raspberries and maple syrup.

 

Sour Cream Pancakes

These melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes have never disappointed, but I will say this, follow the instructions to a T. There’s a reason we list a specific salt to use, and to mix dry and wet separate. I’ll save you the hassle of messing these up, just stick to the recipe.

While I know it will be hard to convince you to try something other than our VIRAL recipe for Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes, this melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes really is a must. But before you read on, make sure you check out that buttermilk pancakes post so you can read all of our tips about making perfect pancakes.

We first learned about sour cream pancakes from Ina Garten, and listen, you don’t improve Ina recipes. They are just flat out perfection every time, except this time.

 

A stack of fluffy pancakes with a little butter melting on top and a drizzle of syrup dripping down the side. Our recipe for melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes

 

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes

One little change that we first discovered in our original pancakes recipe makes a huge difference. Just drizzle a little butter in as you’re doing your final mix of the batter.

The best sour cream pancakes ever and it’s served with our favorite buttermilk syrup.

We are homemade pancake people. Not really into mixes. In fact, my husband is picky about pancakes. It’s my fault. When we got married he was a VERY strict eater. Healthy foods only and no sweets at all. One day I made him chocolate chip pancakes and he slowly came to my side.

Now he is picky about pancakes. They have to be fluffy, not overly though, and they have to have chocolate chips. That being said, both Cade and I have decided these melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes are one of our favorites.

 

a couple of pieces of cut melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes on a fork with a small raspberry

 

Lemon Zest in Pancakes

Before we turn you over to the recipe, there’s a little lemon zest in this recipe and though you can easily skip it without it hurting the recipe at all, it really does add a little something. Our kids were a little worried the first time they added it, but it truly is a wonderful addition that no one would ever guess. It makes the pancakes lighter and more fresh tasting than a heavy, old fashioned pancake.

 

 

Melt in Your Mouth Sour Cream Pancakes

Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Sour cream pancakes do not taste like they have sour cream, but they are obviously more tender, fluffy and delicious, give these Melt in your Mouth Sour Cream Pancakes a try.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 2 ripe bananas, diced, plus extra for serving* optional

Mom’s Buttermilk Syrup – clickable link for the recipe

Directions:

Pancakes

  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  3. Add the wet and dry together and begin to mix until just combined, drizzling in the melted butter and gently folding at the very end. . You really don’t want to over mix pancakes 
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
  5. Ladle the pancake batter into the pan.
  6. Place banana slices on top and cook until bubbles appear and begin to pop.
  7. Flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute until browned.

Syrup

  1. Bring the butter, sugar, karo syrup, vanilla and buttermilk to a boil.
  2. Add baking soda and boil 10 seconds then remove from heat to avoid boil over. This stuff goes crazy so make sure you are paying attention!!!
  3. Serve over those sweet, delicious pancakes or whatev’!

Kosher Salt should be used, but if you have to use regular or sea salt, half the amount.

This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10-12 pancakes, Serving Size: 1 pancake with syrup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 278 Calories
  • Total Fat: 11.4g
  • Cholesterol: 62.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40.1g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Sugar: 25.9g
  • Protein: 4.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

A stack of fluffy pancakes with a little butter melting on top and a drizzle of syrup dripping down the side. Our recipe for melt in your mouth sour cream pancakes

Buttermilk Syrup

This is one of those recipes that I grew up with and I don’t know why, but it took me years to remember it and bring it back with my family. It’s absolutely the best syrup around and trust me, you have to try it yourself to understand.

Buttermilk Syrup ohsweetbasil.com pancakes, waffles, breakfast, brunch

 

 Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes

The absolute best recipe (after testing hundreds) for buttermilk pancakes. In fact, these are melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes!

Pancakes stacked up on a plate with buttermilk syrup. melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes ohsweetbasil.com

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.