Best Classic Pancake Recipe

This is the BEST Classic Pancake Recipe because it is buttery, fluffy and super easy to make. No buttermilk, no whipping egg whites, just a super quick and delicious pancake that’s loaded with flavor!

This is the BEST Classic Pancake Recipe because it is buttery, fluffy and super easy to make. No buttermilk, no whipping egg whites, just a super quick and delicious pancake that's loaded with flavor!pinterestSkip the box mix, you probably already have all the ingredients on hand to make these deliciously fluffy pancakes right now!

Classic Pancake Recipe Ingredients:

  • All Purpose Flour – I haven’t tested this recipe using any other types of flours, but I’m thinking you could easily use half all purpose and half whole wheat to give these pancakes a little more chew to them.
  • Baking Powder – helps give the pancakes that fluffy rise!
  • Salt
  • Sugar – just a touch for a little added sweetness
  • Warm Milk – make sure you warm it!
  • Egg at room temperature
  • Melted Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

With these simple ingredients you’ll be able to whip up some super tasty pancakes that are fresh, flavorful and fluffy!

Sift the dry ingredients together using a fine mesh strainer, then whisk together the wet ingredients and combine.

How To Make Homemade Pancakes:

  • Start by sifting together the dry ingredients into a large bowl. I like to use my fine mesh strainer to get the dry ingredients sifted.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and pour that into the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk until the batter is just combined, there may be some small clumps, but this is ok. You don’t want to over mix the batter.
  • Heat a griddle up and coat with non stick spray or butter. Cook pancakes until golden brown on each side.

Cook Homemade Pancakes on a hot griddle until they're golden brown on each side.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

This pancake recipe is very similar to my Classic Waffle Recipe. The warm milk and melted butter mingle together and make the pancakes extra buttery and delicious. I use baking powder instead of buttermilk and baking soda because I rarely keep buttermilk on hand (I’m guessing you don’t either?). This way I can easily make my family pancakes with the ingredients I do keep in my kitchen.

Soft and fluffy pancakes made with simple ingredients that everyone has on hand!

What Can I Substitute Baking Powder With?

I typically always have baking powder on hand, but what if you happen to run out and you want to make this pancake recipe? Can you leave baking powder out completely?

If you don’t add any baking powder the pancakes will not get much rise out of them. You’ll end up with flat pancakes (similar to my Dad’s 3 ingredient pancakes), but with a few more ingredients.

To substitute the baking powder you can mix 1/2 tsp cream of tartar with 1/4 tsp baking soda for every 1 tsp of baking powder required. Since this recipe calls for 3 tsp baking powder, you’ll need 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar plus 3/4 tsp baking soda. Just sift these ingredients in with the other dry ingredients.

Warm and fluffy Classic Pancakes are a must make weekend breakfast!

Top your pancakes with butter and syrup, maybe some fresh cut fruit too… just watch how fast they disappear!

I’m sure you’ll be obsessed with the texture of these pancakes as much as I am.

Light and fluffy, buttery and delicious Classic Pancake Recipe is a super easy weekend breakfast recipe!

Your breakfast plans just got better with this super easy Classic Pancake Recipe!

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Best Classic Pancake Recipe

Warm and fluffy Classic Pancakes are a must make weekend breakfast!

This is the BEST Classic Pancake Recipe because it is buttery, fluffy and super easy to make. No buttermilk, no whipping egg whites, just a super quick and delicious pancake that’s loaded with flavor!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup milk, warm
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten – room temperature
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Sift together dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl and whisk just until combined. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined.
  2. Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop batter onto an oiled griddle over medium high heat. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.
  3. Keep warm until ready to enjoy.

Keywords: Pancakes, Fluffy, Easy, Quick, Butter, Old Fashioned

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This is the BEST Classic Pancake Recipe because it is buttery, fluffy and super easy to make. No buttermilk, no whipping egg whites, just a super quick and delicious pancake that's loaded with flavor!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
12 Responses
  1. Maryann

    Perfect! Used almond milk and a tablespoon of sour cream and a pinch of baking soda.
    Added blueberries to some and chocolate chips and bananas to others. Went like hot cakes!

        1. Hmm… I’ve done some research and it looks like you should be able to replace 1 egg with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce in most baking recipes. I’m not sure if that will work with these pancakes, but it could be worth a shot!

  2. Preetha

    Came out perfectly.. Best pancake I ever made. Thanks Shawn. Next time planning to tweak a bit with add ons.

  3. Maryam Mgeni

    I have adopted this as my weekend recipe and the result is so decadent, fluffy and moist. I substitute milk for buttermilk and add a pinch of ground nutmeg and cinnamon, it is to die for.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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