Fluffy Holiday Sour Cream Pancakes

I found this wonderful sour cream pancakes recipe from obviously omnivore originally from Ina Garten.  The batter is easy to whip up and I was amazed at how fluffy the pancakes were.  Instead of spreading a lot when you pour the batter onto the pan, these pancakes puff right up.

For Christmas I got a Nordic Ware Holiday Pancake Pan
.  I know the holidays are technically over, but with all the rain and hail we got last week, winter is definitely still here, and I consider most of winter to be “the holidays.”


I liked how cute the pan was.  I didn’t anticipate that it would make it harder to make my pancakes.  The sizes are kind of small, and it’s a bit hard to flip the pancakes when they have are in the molds.  They cook really fast and in order to get the holiday imprint, you have to let the batter brown a lot, so it looks like the pancakes are a bit burned, but they tasted fine.  When flipped right, you get the holiday imprint on both sides.

I really love the recipe though.  I don’t think I can go back to a pancake mix after tasting these.

Sour Cream Pancakes

Print Recipe

1 1/2 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon zest (I omitted this)
unsalted butter (I used PAM spray)

1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. In another bowl combine sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla extract.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix only until combined. Don’t overmix the batter, or your pancake will be chewy, dense and
tough! (I love that you don’t need to mix out the lumps)
4. Grease pan/skillet with butter or PAM spray
5. Pour the pancake batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on top and the bottom is nicely
5. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute or so until its browned.
6. Serve warm with butter and/or maple syrup.

9 comments on “Fluffy Holiday Sour Cream Pancakes”

  1. So cool! The recipe looks easy too – i think sour cream is the trick to make any batter creamier and yummier.
    I usually use Bisquick mix to make the batter but I will definitely use your sour cream recipe next time around!
    And the pan is so awesome. Was it expensive?
    Have you ever tried making an Ebelskiver? It’s that Norwegian or Nordic pancake? I’ve been dying to try to make them but the actual pan is expensive.
    Wonderful post!!

  2. I usually use Bisquick too, since it is easy to whip up and tastes pretty good. But after trying out this sour cream recipe, this is going to my pancake go-to recipe from now on.
    The pan was about $28 bucks. I’ve never tried an Ebelskiver! Sounds interesting.

  3. i learned at a cooking seminar at willilams-sonoma last month that you should always use a non-stick spray with no alcohol. try getting one of those (read: not PAM) and see if your pancakes come out better! 😀

  4. Thanks. I’ll have to look for a spray with no alcohol next time.

  5. Pingback: World Spinner

  6. ebilskivers are so delicious they are flufffy balls of goodness

  7. These sound delicious! About how many does the recipe make?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *