These homemade pancakes are light, fluffy, and flavorful. They require just a few simple ingredients and about 15 minutes to prepare so they’re perfect for a quick and delicious breakfast or dinner.
Ingredients for pancakes
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Vanilla extract
How to make homemade pancakes
These pancakes are so easy to make you’ll never need the boxed mix again. You just need to mix together your dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then combine them and stir with a wire whisk until just mixed. It's totally fine if they are still a little lumpy.
How to cook pancakes
For perfect pancakes controlling your heat is essential. An electric griddle makes it extremely easy. I like to set mine at 325 degrees F for pancakes. If you’re using a pan use medium-high heat to preheat your pan and lower the temp before cooking. The first one usually will not turn out great but after that the temp of your pan should be more even.
Using a ¼ cup measuring cup will give you a nice uniform size. Just begin by pouring the batter in the middle where you want the pancake and then finish in a circular motion so the batter spreads evenly.
When you begin seeing popped bubbles in the top of your batter they’re ready to flip. When flipping, make sure to flip with your wrist and not your whole arm so you don’t end up with lopsided pancakes.
Pancake Add Ins
This is a basic pancake that is great just topped with butter and maple syrup but you can also add in additional ingredients for extra flavor.
- Chocolate chips
- Sliced bananas
- My kids love theirs with M&Ms!
- And for something a little different try my Greek yogurt lemon blueberry pancake recipe!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup butter, melted then cooled
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix together milk, beaten egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Make sure the butter is cooled so it doesn’t cook the egg.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- Let batter rest for about 5-10 minutes and preheat pan on medium heat or 325 degrees F for an electric griddle.
- Using a ¼ cup measuring cup pour batter onto pan or griddle and cook until batter begins the look bubbly on top. Flip and cook until golden brown.
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