Best Homemade Pancakes

There isn’t much better than a fluffy, warm stack of pancakes on a Sunday after church. Simple, sweet, light and delicious all come to mind when we talk about this recipe. The best part, you can add any mix ins you and your family prefer. We have added sprinkles, chocolate chips, and blueberries to ours but the possibilities are endless.

Start off by melting your butter in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Meanwhile, mix together flour, baking powder and sugar in to a large bowl. I prefer to sift my dry ingredients when adding them to the bowl, but it’s not necessary. Sifting just helps make sure there are fewer lumps when mixing the whole batter together and removes and big clumps from the flour and sugar.

In a small bowl mix together the egg, milk and vanilla. Once butter is melted, SLOWLY add it to the small bowl. If you add the hot/warm butter to the cold milk mixture it will solidify in tiny pieces, you do NOT want this to happen because it will alter your end results. We want the butter to stay liquified so it is even distributed.

After carefully combining the wet ingredients together, add them to the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Whisk everything together until just combined. As stated before, there will be some lumps and that is okay.

Let the batter rest while you warm up your griddle or pan to a medium/high heat. Spray your griddle with cooking spray or spread butter across. This will help the pancakes from sticking and create a light crust to the outside of the pancakes while allowing them to cook evenly.

When the griddle is ready, you will have a light and fluffy batter to work with. Use a 1/4 measuring cup or ice cream scoop to pour batter on to the griddle. When the tops of the pancakes start bubbling they are ready to flip, they should be a light golden color. Once the other side has reached the same color they are ready to serve.


This is our go to recipe for light and fluffy pancakes. Our kids go hog wild when it comes to any sort of pancakes so we make sure to always have variant of these in our freezer. We love to add chocolate chips, sprinkles or fruit to these to switch it up!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 ½ C. Flour
  • 3 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ C. Sugar
  • 1 ¼ C. Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp. Butter melted
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla


  • Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds.
  • In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl sit milk and egg together. Slowly add melted butter so it doesn't clump. Add vanilla.
  • Pour wet ingredients in to dry and whisk until just combined. Lumps are okay, make sure not to over mix.
  • Set batter aside to rest while you heat griddle. Warm up to medium/high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Once warm, use ¼ measuring cup or ice cream scoop to pour batter on to warm skillet. Ready to flip when bubbles form.
Keyword breakfast, fluffy pancakes, freezer friendly, homemade pancakes, pancakes, plain pancakes


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