Everyone raves about these fluffy pancakes. – they’re deliciously fluffy.

This pancake recipe uses staples you likely have on hand – flour, milk, eggs, and baking powder and take no time at all to whip up.

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You’ll Make This Pancake Recipe on Repeat Because..

  • They’re light, fluffy, and super yummy.
  • This recipe uses staple ingredients you likely have on hand.
  • Homemade pancakes are easy to make and don’t require much more effort than boxed mixes.
  • You can double or triple the batch and freeze them for quick weekday breakfasts.

Ingredients for Homemade Pancakes

This pancake recipe uses staples you likely have on hand.

  • All-purpose flour: This is the base. You can substitute ½ cup of whole wheat flour for ½ cup of all-purpose flour if desired.
  • Sugar: Adds sweetness to the batter.
  • Baking powder & soda: These are the leavening agents that make the pancakes fluffy.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and creates the batter. Any kind of milk can be used, including non-dairy milk like almond milk.
  • Eggs: They bind everything together and add richness.
  • Melted butter: A bit of fat adds flavor and helps with browning. Replace butter with vegetable oil or melted coconut oil if desired.
  • Vanilla extract: Is added for flavor – you can also add a pinch of cinnamon.

How to Make Pancakes

You’ll love how simple it is to make this homemade pancake recipe.

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients (recipe below). In another bowl, whisk wet ingredients.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until combined; the batter should be a bit lumpy.
  3. Cook on a griddle or skillet and serve with butter and maple syrup.

Keep Batches Warm

This pancake recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.Preheat a casserole dish or shred pan to 200°F in the oven. Once cooked, transfer the pancakes to the dish to keep warm while you cook the remaining batches.

Pancakes being cooked in a frying pan

Tips for The Best Pancakes

  • Don’t Overmix: The batter should be slightly lumpy and pour easily. If it’s too thick add a splash of milk. If it’s too runny add a bit of flour to get the right consistency.
  • Medium Heat: Cook over medium heat. It takes longer but the results are better (a non-stick skillet works best).
  • Use Oil: Butter can burn after a couple of batches. For golden pancakes, heat the oil and gently wipe it with paper towels before adding the pancake batter to the pan.
  • Additions: If adding fruit like blueberries or sliced bananas (or chocolate chips), add them to the pancakes in the skillet instead of stirring them into the batter. This will keep them from burning on the pan.

Favorite Pancake Toppings

  • Butter and real maple syrup, of course!
  • Fresh fruit like sliced strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries…or all four!!
  • Peanut butter, Nutella, or jam.
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Make Ahead and Storing

This pancake recipe is great to prepare ahead and then to have pancakes to warm for busy weekday mornings.

Cooked pancakes can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and kept in the freezer for 2 months. Seal them in a freezer bag or an airtight container for storage (with a piece of parchment in between).

How To Reheat Pancakes

Toaster: Place homemade pancakes straight into the toaster and toast until slightly crisp and heated through.

Microwave: For softer pancakes, reheat them in the microwave. Cooking times can vary but you can account for about 20 to 30 seconds per serving.

More Favorite Breakfast Recipes

Any of these delicious breakfast recipes can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in th morning!

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Perfectly Fluffy Pancakes

The best pancake recipe to make from scratch. They are fluffy and so easy to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups milk or as needed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture. Gently stir the batter until just combined, the batter should be slightly lumpy.
  • Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat (or to 350°F). Lightly grease with butter or vegetable oil.
  • Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the heated griddle for each pancake. Cook on one side until bubbles form and begin to pop, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown.
  • Transfer the cooked pancakes to a serving plate or a warmed oven and repeat with the remaining batter.



If you prefer a sweeter pancake, add a little bit more sugar.
To Make Large Batches: If making large batches, preheat the oven to 175-200°F and keep a baking sheet in the oven. Keep pancakes warm on the baking sheet.
To Make Whole Wheat Pancakes: Substitute 1/2 cup of white flour for whole wheat flour.
To Make Ahead: Cook and cool pancakes. Separate pancakes with a layer of waxed paper and place in a freezer bag. Reheat in the microwave, toaster, or oven
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 129 | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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  1. I made these and they were more like crepes, They were not fluffy and tasted like donuts, If you are looking for donut pancakes these are for you, otherwise find a different recipe! Valentines day breakfast ruined! 3 stars

    1. I think this was a case of user error. These are nothing like crepes. Definitely the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes I have ever made.5 stars

  2. This was my first time making homemade pancakes. They were great! My family loved them. They turned out so fluffy and delicious. I will definitely use this recipe for now on.5 stars

  3. Question: on what serving size is your nutrition information based?

    For diabetics counting carbs, it’s important to know if that info is two pancakes, four, other?

  4. I had to add more milk and I added more vanilla the first one that came off the pan I thought lacked a little flavor. Overall very fluffy and easy to make.3 stars

    1. I don’t measure vanilla, I just pour, lol I normally increase from a recipe. I also added a little more milk but I did use buttermilk so I wasn’t sure if it was due to that.

    1. These pancakes were rubber. Felt like rubber, tasted like rubber. Didn’t have to try it to know that is was nasty. Saturday breakfast ruined. My therapist will be hearing about you.1 star

      1. Oh no, I’m surprised to hear that from this well loved pancake recipe Amelia! Did you measure your flour by fluffing it up an spooning into the measuring cup, or did you scoop it? Did you overmix it? You should mix until just combined. Those are two reasons you could end up with rubbery pancakes. Hopefully your therapist can help and we will see you back . Thank you for trying the recipe.

  5. Followed the recipe exactly. Then adjusted the second batch with more milk. Still terrible. If you like cardboard you will love these pancakes. Even with blueberries I would rather have shredded an amazon box and eaten that.1 star

  6. This is the best pancake recipe that I ever made I added a little more milk (just a splash) and it was perfect. Hungry Jack was my go to box but not anymore!
    I know some say the recipe didn’t work or tasted horrible but it’s honestly not the recipe. It’s the ingredients their using or how they are measuring. With dry ingredients some dip their m. cup and some spoon their ingredients into the m. cup. Spooning ingredients into a m. cup is the way to go but weighing is the best. Also if if ur wet ingredients are cold or room temp. I use room temp (or almost). And finally check ur dates on all ur ingredients. Sometimes things go bad early or different brands aren’t as good as others. These things can be disastrous to a recipe. Take a deep breath and try again bc we’ve all made these mistakes.5 stars

  7. Used the exact measurements for this recipe. Pancakes came out fluffy and light. I added a touch of vanilla essence and nutmeg to cut the egg smell. Delicious!!5 stars

  8. This is the best pancake recipe I’ve come across, ever. I did, however, replace the 1 3/4 c of milk with 1 3/4 c water and they turned out even better than a box mix. My husband wouldn’t stop complimenting them. Definitely one for the recipe box!5 stars

  9. Recipe calls for too much liquid, the batter is very thin and runny. Most pancake recipes only call for 1 cup of milk. I reduced the milk amount for thicker pancakes.2 stars

  10. Great recipe! I used oil instead of butter and added a teaspoon of vanilla but it’s the 4 teaspoons of baking powder that made them tender and fluffy. ( and the blueberries helped too!)5 stars

  11. Made these this morning. Excellant batter. Made enough fluffy pancakes for 4 adults. Best easy recipe found so far on the internet.
    Would of gave a 5 star. But the banner for recipe kept popping up to write a review., a little annoying4 stars

  12. Just made these and love the recipe. Quick, easy and delicious, and much better than packaged pancake mix. Will be using this recipe again.

  13. Worst pancakes I have every made. Super dense and taste horrible. I even double checked the recipe . Boxes pancakes are better. But to each there own.1 star