This is the fluffy pancake recipe you’ve been looking for!

With staple ingredients like flour, milk, eggs, and baking powder; these pancakes are easy to make and delicious.

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Ingredients for Homemade Pancakes

  • All-purpose flour: This is the base of these pancakes; ½ cup of whole wheat flour can be substituted.
  • Sugar: A bit of sugar sweetens the batter, you can add extra for a sweeter pancake.
  • Baking powder & soda: These make the pancakes fluffy.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and creates the batter. Any kind of milk works.
  • 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 coconut oil.
  • 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 makethis 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.

Serve up a stack with butter and maple syrup.

Keep Batches Warm

If cooking in batches, transfer cooked pancakes to a warm (200°F) oven. Place an open casserole dish or sheet pan in the oven. The pancakes will stay nice and hot, and you can serve them all at once at the table.

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).

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

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

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Notes

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. These were very good pancakes! Very easy to make. I only used 2 tsp of baking powder and they turned out very fluffy. I will save this recipe to use again. Thx!

  2. These are absolutely delicious and so fluffy, too! My boyfriend and his son said they were excellent. (And trust me…they’re picky!!!)5 stars

  3. A so amazing pancakes! If I didn’t mess them up I forgot the salt I knew there was something missing but they cooked perfectly and I’m not good at making pancakes but these were so easy and looked delicious….maybe next time I’ll read all the directions twice…hahah5 stars

  4. Best pancake ever. I will make from now on. Box recipe was good but from scratch they don’t compare. The most mouth watering, fluffy, delicious pancakes in the world. Did I say the were delicious!!! Try them , you’ll love them. ❤5 stars

  5. There is no reason to try any other recipes. If someone doesn’t like these, take your keto, gluten free, protein infused pancake loving butt out of here.5 stars

  6. Made it yesterday for breakfast. Everyone really liked them. I thought they were very light tasting. Loved them.5 stars

  7. Very good recipe! Very fluffy and I love the fact it takes only 2 tablespoos. of sugar. I can not eat too sweet pancakes.5 stars

  8. Why so much baking powder!!?? The pancakes had a bitter after taste and my tongue was burning for some reason…

    1. Sorry to hear that Debra! This recipe usually has such great results. Did you use 4 teaspoons of baking powder?

  9. These delightful fluffy pancakes are quickly becoming a favourite at my house. I’ve made it several times now and cook them in a waffle maker. I add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the recipe. My granddaughters love it!5 stars

  10. I made this recipe today for lunch with my 2 toddlers, I felt like 4 tsp.baking powder was a lot so I only used 2 tsp. The recipe still turned out really good and my boys loved it. Thank you!5 stars

  11. Thank you for the heartfelt story that preempted the recipe, it made me want to try the recipe even more. Just so you know, they came out perfectly fluffy. I’ve never made pancakes from scratch before and these were super simple. My husband isn’t really a pancake fan but he loved them and said they came out great! I am definitely using this as my go-to recipe for pancakes from now on, except I might have to double it from time to time. Thank you!5 stars

  12. It was only me eating these so i cut the recipe in half and these were the perfect texture and taste to me!!! i added some frozen blueberries to a few of them and they were super good!!! This is definitely my new go to pancake recipe!!!!!5 stars

  13. Can you use this recipe for waffles too? I love all your recipes! You are my go-to for delicious meals. Thank you!

  14. These pancakes were so quick to make and fluffy and tasted great! My go to recipe calls for separating eggs and beating egg whites and folding them back in, it takes forever but they tasted amazing. This recipe will most likely replace that one as it is so quick to put together and they are fluffy. My son noticed when I tried to make box pancake mix and did not like it. I did switch out for buttermilk and ended up adding more regular milk after I made a tester pancake as it tasted fine but the batter was a little thick. I don’t get the bad reviews about dry or hard. I think the recipe instructions should mention to not overmix as overmixing leads to harder pancakes. And I’m wondering if people used all baking soda vs. 4 tsp of baking powder. Either way these worked for me and are now saved on Pinterest. Thank you!5 stars

  15. literally the best pancake recipe I’ve ever tried. I’m glad I did because they were amazing and the whole family loved it! I can’t believe how good these are.5 stars

  16. I just made these and these are the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever made! So good and light, I will definitely keep using this recipe!5 stars

  17. I’ve tried several make from scratch pancakes and this is where the search ends. They are tasty and fluffy. The flavor is perfect for traditional fluffy and the extra crispy edge pancakes. We have lovers of both styles in our house. Chocolate chip, strawberry and blueberry are favorite additions to the pancake mix in our home.

    I have made these several times before posting this comment. Thank you for sharing your passion.5 stars