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Pancakes are a breakfast, lunch and dinner classic. Made with just a few ingredients, this pancake recipe is so easy to make for a quick meal any day of the week. Pancakes from scratch are soft, fluffy, buttery, warm and delicious. 

Looking for other simple breakfast recipe ideas? Check out my recipes for Breakfast Pizza, German Pancakes and Peach Baked Oatmeal.

pile of pancakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries

Homemade Pancakes

Homemade Pancakes are a staple at our house. This pancake recipe is light and fluffy and one that my kids can all make on their own, so we are eating pancakes often here. This recipe has been in the family for years too, I have a really old recipe card that was written when I was kid in my parents home.

These classic recipes are always the best, you know they have been made and remade a million times, so they have to be good. I’m so happy to share this recipe with you so you can make them a million more times in your home. 

pile of cooked pancakes

Pancake Ingredients

The ingredients for this easy pancake recipe are all things you most likely already have hanging around in your pantry. This classic pancake recipe takes a few ingredients and even less time to make. Here is what you will need to make these pancakes:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  •  Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla

pancake mix in a glass bowl

How to make Pancakes

Now that you have gathered your ingredients, you are ready to make your own homemade pancakes. Just a little mixing and you will be ready to start cooking. 

  • Start by whisking together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar) in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add in the milk and stir, next stir in the eggs, melted butter and vanilla and mix until everything is well combine
  • Mix by hand with a whisk, fork or even with an electric mixer

The batter can be slightly lumpy, so don’t worry if you see a few lumps in the batter. 

cooking pancakes on a griddle

To cook the pancakes, heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat and grease with melted butter. I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop out the batter and pour it out onto the griddle. 

Cook on each side for 1-2 minutes, until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through in the center. If you are making a lot at a time, you can set your oven to 200º F and place a baking sheet on the center rack. Put cooked pancakes on the baking sheet as you cook them to keep them warm and ready to serve. 

piles of cooked pancakes on white plates surrounded by berries

How to Store Leftover Pancakes

  1. Refrigerator- Pancakes can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow the pancakes to cool before placing in an air tight container or zip top bag. 
  2. Freezer- Allow the pancakes to cool completely before placing into a zip top bag, you don’t want any moisture to accumulate in the bag or container. Freeze pancakes for up to three months. To reheat, place in a toaster or microwave until warm. 

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Pancake Recipe

Fluffy, buttery homemade pancakes are perfect for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Made with simple ingredients and ready in just a few minutes.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Servings: 20 pancakes
Calories: 94kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • butter, for cooking


  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder
  • Add the milk to the dry ingredients and stir to combine
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Grease the skillet or griddle with melted butter. Pour out small circles of batter onto the heated pan. Cook on each side for 1-2 minutes. Turn the pancakes when bubbles have popped on the top of the uncooked batter side.


  • To keep pancakes warm, heat oven to 200º F or set to Warm setting. Place pancakes onto a baking sheet in the oven until ready to serve


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: After School Snack, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
Keyword: Pancakes
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Pancakes are a breakfast, lunch and dinner classic. Made with just a few ingredients, this pancake recipe is so easy to make for a quick meal any day of the week. Pancakes from scratch are soft, fluffy, buttery, warm and delicious. 

pile of pancakes topped with strawberries and whipped cream

Serve these pancakes with some fluffy scrambled eggs for a filling meal! Enjoy!!


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