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Looking for the perfect pancake recipe? Look no further! This homemade pancake recipe from scratch is the best you’ll ever taste. With simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these pancakes are light, fluffy, and delicious. Try them out and impress your family and friends with your pancake-making skills!
Homemade pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods. There’s something special about making them from scratch that makes them taste so much better than the boxed mix. I love the fluffy texture and the slightly sweet taste that comes from using simple ingredients like flour, sugar, and eggs.
Making pancakes from scratch is surprisingly easy and doesn’t take much time at all. Whether I’m making them for a lazy weekend breakfast or a special occasion, homemade pancakes are always a hit with my family and friends.
Homemade Pancake Ingredients
- all-purpose flour – I prefer to use unbleached all-purpose flour
- sugar – white granulated sugar
- baking powder– I use double acting baking soda
- salt – I use iodized salt
- egg – large eggs are preferred
- milk – I prefer to use whole milk for a better flavor
- butter – I used salted sweet cream butter
- oil – preferably vegetable oil
How To Cook The Perfect Pancake
Step 1: Prepare the pancake batter:
- In the large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix these dry ingredients until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk together with a whisk or fork. Then add it to the dry mixture and stir everything together until you have a smooth pancake batter. It’s okay if there are a few small lumps; just make sure not to overmix.
Step 2: Heat the skillet:
- Place your skillet on the stovetop and set the heat to medium-low. You want it to be at a low to medium heat level.
- Add about 2 teaspoons of butter to the skillet and let it melt. This will create a non-stick surface for your pancakes and add a delicious flavor. In my son’s opinion, the more butter the better! He loves the pancakes with a slightly crispy buttery crust
Step 3: Pour and cook the pancakes:
- Once the butter in the skillet has melted and is sizzling slightly, it’s time to pour in the pancake batter.
- Use a ladle or a measuring cup to portion out the batter onto the skillet. You can make your pancakes as large or small as you like.
- Allow the pancakes to cook undisturbed until you see bubbles forming on the surface and the edges start to look set. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully slide a spatula under the pancake to check if it’s golden brown on the bottom. Once it’s nicely browned, it’s time to flip.
Step 4: Flip and finish cooking:
- Gently flip the pancake using the spatula. Cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes or until it’s also golden brown.
- Once both sides are beautifully browned, transfer the pancake to a plate.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding a bit more butter to the skillet as needed. Stack your pancakes on a plate, add your favorite toppings (perhaps some fresh fruit, syrup, or whipped cream), and serve them up hot!
Delicious Toppings for Pancakes
My favorite way to eat these homemade pancakes are served with sweet cream salted butter on top! Let the butter melt and run down the pancakes and enjoy with each bite!
Other popular pancake topping options:
- maple syrup
- fresh fruit; strawberries, bananas
- chocolate chips or Nutella
- whipped cream
- flavored yogurt
- nuts; pecans, walnuts
- caramel sauce
What heat do you cook pancakes on?
Cook pancakes on a low-medium heat. Turn your cooktop dial just below medium to achieve a perfectly golden pancake, cooked throughout.
Do you cook pancakes with butter or oil?
Definitely butter! The fat in the butter will give the pancakes a delicious, savory taste. However, butter browns quickly on higher heat, so be sure to cook the pancakes on a low-medium heat.
When do you flip a pancake over?
When the first side has started to bubble! Air bubbles will form and then pop, when the top of the pancake has become dimpled, it is time to flip it over.
Homemade Pancake Recipe
I’ve used this recipe before for Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The great thing with this recipe is you can mix all of the dry ingredients in a Mason jar and store for those busy mornings or take the mix along for camping trips. These pancakes are so versatile and extra delicious! Grab my free printable here –> Make Ahead Mason Jar Pancakes with Free Printable
Homemade Pancake Recipe
- In a small bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together
- In a large bowl mix together wet ingredients
- Incorporate wet mixture into dry mixture
- In a skillet, heat 2 tsp of butter until melted. Pour in pancake batter. Flip pancakes once they start to bubble and release from the skillet without sticking or breaking. Cook both sides until slightly golden brown.
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