You’ll love this easy, light, fluffy, homemade pancake recipe. Made with ingredients you already have in your pantry – flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk, and eggs – they’re perfect every time!

fluffy pancakes on a white plate with syrup.

Are you craving a delicious and fluffy pancake for breakfast, but don’t know where to start? Look no further! This top-rated easiest pancake recipe on the internet will teach you how to make the perfect pancake. With our step-by-step instructions and tips, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes that everyone will love. Guaranteed!

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Quick + Easy Pancakes

If you need a quick and easy homemade pancake recipe, look no further than this delicious easy breakfast recipe you can make at home in 30 minutes! Whether you’re a pancake pro or a newbie in the kitchen, you’ll find that making pancakes is easy and fun. And if you’re looking for a hands-off pancake option, try our Sheet Pan Pancakes that require no flipping!

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Light, Fluffy, and Buttery Pancake Recipe

I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with buttermilk pancake recipes. This obsession started in my childhood and has only grown stronger over the years. I just love the fluffy texture and the combination of soft and crispy edges. It’s safe to say that I’ve found the perfect pancake recipe for me!

Some people crave late-night pizza, but for me, it’s all about the late-night pancakes. And my family feels the same way! We love our weekend breakfasts, and one of our favorites is my homemade pancake recipe made completely from scratch. No box mixes here!

I know it may seem easier to just buy a pancake mix from the store, but trust me, making pancakes from scratch is just as easy. You probably have all the ingredients you need in your pantry right now.

Whether it’s my homemade waffle recipe breakfast casserole, or french toast casserole, we sure love our weekend breakfasts in our house!

fluffy pancakes with butter on top being coated with syrup

These delicious, light and fluffy homemade pancakes are easy to make and are packed full of flavor. Everything is mixed in one mixing bowl so you won’t have several dishes to clean up after.

I love that this pancake recipe makes extra to keep on hand for the week. Lay the extra pancakes on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer. Pull them out and microwave as many as needed. It’s super easy for on-the-go mornings!

Ingredients for Pancakes

Flour: This is the base of the recipe. You can use regular flour, or for a healthier twist, try using wheat flour.

Melted Butter: Butter gives the pancakes a delicious flavor.

Baking Powder: This is what makes the pancakes fluffy.

Milk: Whole milk is recommended, but you can experiment with non-dairy options like almond, soy, or oat milk.

Eggs: Large eggs are needed to bind the ingredients together.

Sugar: Just a little sugar is needed for sweetness. You can omit it, but it may affect the taste.

stack of made from scratch pancakes topped with butter

How to Homemade Pancakes From Scratch

  1. Sift: Sift together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar – into a large bowl.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients: Make a well in the middle of the dry mix. Add the wet ingredients – egg, milk, and butter.
  3. Lightly Mix: Lightly whisk the batter together until just mixed. The batter will have small lumps. Let it set 5 minutes while your skillet heats up.
  4. Cook: Add a tablespoon of butter or vegetable oil to the skillet. With a large skillet on medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the skillet.
  5. Flip: Let cook until bubbles form on the surface and edges are dry. Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Enjoy! Top with butter, powdered sugar, and pure maple syrup to serve!
fluffy pancakes on a fork

How to Get Fluffy Pancakes

The trick to making fluffy pancakes is not to overwork the batter. Pancake batter is supposed to have lumps in it. When you overwork the pancake batter, it causes gluten to form. The result is a dense, chewy pancake. Only mix the batter only until all visible streaks of dry ingredients disappear. Lumps in the pancake batter are normal and okay!

A Healthier Version of The Best Pancake Recipe

To make these pancakes a little healthier, use whole wheat flour, or do half white flour and half whole wheat.

What’s the best way to top pancakes?

Top them with REAL butter and REAL maple syrup. You can’t go wrong!

Adding a few simple ingredients will take your pancakes into new dimensions! Do not forget that melted butter and cinnamon and sugar can make good topping ideas.

And, if you want to get really fancy, add in some fun simple ingredients for taking your pancakes to a whole NEW level!

I also think that fresh fruit is an awesome topping as well!

Don’t forget that melted butter and a bit of cinnamon and sugar are great topping ideas as well.

Best Add-Ins for Easy Homemade Pancakes

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberry
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Bacon
  • Lemon Zest
  • Mashed banana
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Pure Vanilla Extract

how many cups in a quart, pint or gallon OR what is the difference between dry and liquid measuring cups, this post can help!

homemade buttery pancakes on a white plate

Tips for this fluffy Pancake Recipe

  • Do not over mix: Your pancakes will be dense and hard if you mix too long. You only want to mix the ingredients together and stop.
  • Butter the pan when you are cooking the pancakes. This helps them to not stick and adds more flavor.
  • Butter: top the pancakes with REAL butter and REAL maple syrup
  • Use whole milk! This is important for the overall taste. The added fat in whole milk makes these pancakes perfect.

How To Make Pancake Mix Ahead

Save some time in the mornings and make pancake mix. With this ready-to-go pancake recipe, you’ll be minutes away from pancakes any day of the week. Simply mix all of the dry ingredients together. Store the pancake mix in an airtight container or plastic bag. On the day you are ready to make the batter, add in the milk, egg, and butter. Easy-peasy.

Ready in minutes by using an electric skillet to make a few at a time, your whole family will love these homemade pancakes!

FAQS

How can you substitute milk in a pancake recipe?

You can use other wet ingredients besides regular milk to make pancakes. I think that using buttermilk or even almond milk are both great choices. Coconut milk is a great option, too

I even think that using a protein drink as part of your ingredients could be a great replacement for some of the dairy.

How to make an easy pancake perfectly?

There are several ways to make your pancakes but if you like cooking on a griddle, read this! Have your heat set to medium and pour the flour mixture and milk mixture from the large bowl that you made it in.

Once the bubbles start to form on one side of the pancake, flip and cook on the other side.

Watch for burning on the undersides and repeat with the remaining batter.

What pan is best for pancakes?

A good, multipurpose non-stick frying pan will generally do the job when it comes to pancake making. The non-stick element is really important – don’t forget to add a little butter! You can also use a seasoned cast iron skillet.

What ingredient makes pancakes rise?

Baking soda makes your pancakes rise and be light and fluffy!

Why are my pancakes flat?

A flat pancake could be the result of an overly-wet batter. The batter should be thick enough that it drips rather than runs off the spoon—and remember, it should have some lumps still in it. 

Are pancakes better made with milk or water?

Milk. Yes! This in addition to flavor also makes pancakes a great deal more tender.

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Homemade Pancakes

You'll love this easy, light, fluffy, homemade pancake recipe. Made with ingredients you already have in your pantry – flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk and eggs – they're delicious every time!
 
4.09 from 132 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions 

  • Sift together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry mix. Add the wet ingredients-the egg, milk, and butter.
  • Lightly whisk the batter together until just mixed. The batter will have small lumps. Let sit 5 minutes while your skillet heats up.
  • Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet. With large skillet on medium-high heat add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the skillet.
  • Let cook until bubbles form on the surface and edges are dry.
  • Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Top for butter, powdered sugar, and pure maple syrup to serve!

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Notes

TIPS FOR THIS FLUFFY PANCAKE RECIPE

  • Do not over mix: Your pancakes will be dense and hard if you mix too long. You only want to mix the ingredients together and stop.
  • Butter the pan when you are cooking the pancakes. This helps them to not stick and adds more flavor.
  • Butter: top the pancakes with REAL butter and REAL maple syrup.
  • Use whole milk! This is important for the overall taste. The added fat in whole milk makes these pancakes perfect.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Keyword: breakfast, homemade pancakes, pancakes
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

Comments

  1. 2 stars
    These are the thinnest and least flavorful pancakes I’ve had. I’m really disappointed with this recipe. The photo is definitely not from this recipe.

    1. Potatopanda says:

      4 stars
      Haven’t tried making it yet, but I will! Also, can i add a little more sugar, seems like it’ll taste too floury. But I’m willing to try it, I’ll respond with results!

  2. Tony Love says:

    5 stars
    This is a classic pancake recipe with so many variations and all oh so good, from adding lemon peel, and or blue berries even honey butter topped in place of syrup

  3. 3 stars
    The batter was pretty watery and made the pancakes pretty thin and not fluffy. I cut back on the salt and it was still a bit too much. Overall, these were ok but I have made better.

    1. I’d also like to add that the flavor was very good and buttery. Just came out thinner than I like

    2. These pancakes are fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly and these are a hit with the family. I separate the egg and beat the whites and add the yolk to the melted butter to give it a little something special. Today, I halved the recipe and it was perfect too. Thanks so much!

    3. 4 stars
      How many pancakes are considered a serving for the given nutritional information?

  4. 5 stars
    The best pancake recipe ever. I’ve tried many and they were all too dense. These are light and fluffy and perfect. I will never use another recipe again or use pre made!

    1. Potatopanda says:

      4 stars
      Good to know, ima try making them!!!

  5. 3 stars
    I found these pancakes to be on the salty side. Next time i will leave out the salt since there is baking powder in them and add more sugar!

  6. 5 stars
    They were amazing. So fluffy and buttery. Not to mention the crispy ends. A 10 for me.

    1. These pancakes were a hit!! followed the recipe to the t minus the salt and they were amazing. This is my to go for pancakes now! Everyone loved them.

  7. By far the best pancake recipe EVER!

  8. Made these this morning, subbed 1/2 cup AP flour for 1/2 whole wheat, added 1.5 tsp. Cinnamon. Yummy, quick and hit the spot!

  9. Christine says:

    I made these for me and my family. They were delicious. This will be my go to recipe when making pancakes moving forward. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  10. Great recipe. 2nd time, I added grated tart apple. Excellent as well

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      That is so awesome to hear!

  11. Nella Rohrich says:

    Wow! You met him??

  12. Maria Khmara says:

    Best homemade pancake recipe!!!! I usually never leave comments on any recipes but this one deserves 10 stars!! Perfect taste, even better than the already ready pancake batter mix! Thanks ! xx

  13. 1 star
    Worst recipe ever. Ultra thick chunky needs water doesn’t cook through. Burns before it cooks because it’s so thick. Waste of ingredients.

    1. If it’s to thick just add a little more milk this recipe is pretty good…

  14. These are delicious!! So glad I came across this recipe! I wonder can I double up the ingredients to make a larger batch? They go quickly! Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    Yea these are very popular since I discovered your recipe

  16. ✰ bella ✰ says:

    5 stars
    These pancakes were awesomely delicious! My daughter enjoyed them SO much. I put some chocolate chips in, and it was perfect. Beautifully done!

  17. Mickey Jenkins says:

    5 stars
    Very good pancakes. This is the recipe I will use for now on, because they have a fluffy consistency with them.

  18. 5 stars
    This is the best pancake recipe I’ve ever used! I make it about once a week for a congrats-you-made-it-through-the-work-week treat. I added some vanilla extract and cinnamon for added flair. So good! So simple! Thank you!

  19. 5 stars
    So light and fluffy. Delicious!

  20. Can you use this batter to make sheet pan pancakes? If so, what instructions/ingredients would you adjust or advise?

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      You know, I haven’t tried it. I bet you can. I’ll work on that and let you know!

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