Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

How to make fluffy pancakes at home, with ease. This easy recipe makes pancakes that are light and fluffy and only requires a few simple ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now.

We love simple, no-fail recipes. Recipes you come back to again and again. Those that you know are easy to adapt or add to with ease. This recipe is just that. It’s quick to make and we’re willing to bet you’ve got everything you need to make them right now.

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

We’ve already shared one of our adaptations with you — it was our cinnamon-spiced fluffy pancakes recipe with a cinnamon roll glaze.

In the past, we called on boxed mixes. Not anymore.

Boxed mixes are great, but everything needed to make delicious pancakes already sits in our kitchen. We said goodbye to the mix and haven’t looked back since.

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How to Make Our Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

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This recipe makes pancakes that are not too sweet and are lightly scented with vanilla, making them extra delicious.

Do you see how fluffy they are, look at all those air pockets. Here’s how we make them.

The Dry Ingredients

Flour: Use all-purpose flour or whole wheat. A combination of the both is nice, too.

Sugar: We use granulated sugar, but you could experiment with brown sugar. Brown sugar will make the pancakes a little more moist.

Baking Powder: Baking powder makes the pancakes so light and fluffy.

Salt: We like to use 3/4 teaspoon of coarse salt. It balances the sugar nicely and brings out lots of flavor in the pancakes.

The Wet Ingredients

Milk: We usually stick to reduced fat milk, since that’s what we have in the fridge, but whole milk or non-dairy milk (like almond or coconut milk) will work, too.

Melted Butter: You can’t beat the taste of butter for this, but we’ve found that melted coconut oil is really tasty.

One Egg: The egg adds structure and helps with how light and fluffy the pancakes become.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and depth of flavor. You could try other extracts, too. Almond extract would be pretty delicious.

Don’t Overmix: Be Careful to Mix The Batter Gently

Over-mixing pancake batter is a common mistake — it makes pancakes heavy and flat, not fluffy. To prevent this, mix dry and wet ingredients separately at first then combine just before cooking.

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Once you’re ready to cook, combine the two mixes — we use a fork. Stir until you no longer see dry clumps of flour. There can be some small lumps, though.

Now, Adapt It Based on What You Love

This is our basic recipe. We use it often as is, but have used it as a base for other recipes. Add what you love. Here are a few suggestions:

Sprinkle a handful of berries, nuts or chocolate chips into the batter. (We love adding fresh blueberries for blueberry pancakes or mashed and sliced banana for banana pancakes)

Layer a few thin slices of strawberry or banana onto the wet batter once added to the skillet. Then, flip.

Add lemon zest or spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice.

Try replacing some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.

Add a few spoonfulls of flax seeds, oats or reduce the sugar.

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

There’s lots of things you can do to make these your own. So go experiment and add what you love. Then, if you’d like, come back and share what worked for you. We’d love to read about it.

4.5 from 44 reviews
Easy Fluffy Pancake Recipe
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Pancakes that are light and fluffy. They're not too sweet and are lightly scented with vanilla, making them extra delicious. These are easy to adapt -- try adding a handful of berries, nuts or chocolate to the batter.
Yield: 8 pancakes
You Will Need
  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (295 ml) milk, dairy and non-dairy both will work
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for skillet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare Batter
  1. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and the salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Warm milk in microwave or on top of stove until lukewarm, not hot (you should be able to keep your finger submerged for 10 seconds). Whisk milk, egg, melted butter and the vanilla extract until combined. (By warming the milk slightly, the melted butter mixes into the milk instead of turning into small lumps).Essential-Pancake-Recipe-Step-1
Cook Pancakes
  1. Heat a large skillet (or use griddle) over medium heat. The pan is ready if when you splatter a little water onto the pan surface, the water dances around the pan and eventually evaporates.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour milk mixture into the well and use a fork to stir until you no longer see clumps of flour. It is okay if the batter has small lumps, in fact you want that – it is important not to over-mix the batter.
  3. Lightly brush skillet with melted butter. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto skillet. Gently spread the batter into a 4-inch circle.
  4. When edges look dry and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. This takes about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle.Essential-Pancake-Recipe-Step-2
  5. Serve immediately with warm syrup, butter and/or berries.
Notes and Tips
We use kosher salt. If you don’t have it on hand, keep this in mind: 1 teaspoon fine sea or table salt = about 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt.

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136 comments… Leave a Comment

  • Karen Jones September 20, 2015, 8:26 am

    I love this recipe. Its very crisp yet fluffy. I have tried numerous pancake recipes….by far, this is the best. My hubby enjoys it very much as well. Thanks.

  • Pat B September 11, 2015, 11:43 pm

    I made these for my 8 year old grandson who enjoyed them so much that he ate 6. I used whole wheat pastry flour (with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon) instead of all purpose and almond milk in place of dairy and canola oil instead of butter. With a generous handful of fresh blueberries, these pancakes were wonderful!

  • shashi September 10, 2015, 10:51 pm

    5 stars. If I could, I give you more than 5. It works! And instead of baking powder I add some self-raising flour and it was fluffy. ^^ more to eat. 😉 I did it with my cussie and we love it! My nephew love it too. Your recipe improve my cooking skill. Thank you very very very much. <3 ^^

  • Sara September 10, 2015, 2:29 pm

    I couldn’t make pancakes at all they never tasted good they were edible but thats was about it .. I actually gave up making them and settled for AUNT JEMINMA GOD BLESS yall for this recipe… My pancakes finally taste LIKE pancakes instead of flour lol

  • Dave August 23, 2015, 4:10 pm

    For those who’s recipe didn’t work out, follow the directions exactly. I’ve made this over and over, and every time they turn out the same. If your going to modify another’s recipe, you shouldn’t rate it according to your recipe, and not the initial recipe. Please comment your modifications. I read these reviews, and they put down the recipe, but the reviewers didn’t follow the recipe, they followed theirs. This is by far the best recipe for pancakes I’ve ever eaten, not made, the best I’ve ever ever eaten. Box mixes, restaurants, pancake houses, and even IHOP. !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave August 23, 2015, 4:03 pm

    These were the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten, not just made myself, but eaten, box mixes, restaurants, pancake houses, IHOP, can’t compare to these. Except, how do your pancakes on your picture, turn out so evenly golden on top? Thanks for the terrific recipe.

    • Joanne August 26, 2015, 5:52 pm

      Hi Dave, we try not to use too much butter in the pan. With butter, the pancakes taste awesome, but look a little more blotchy on top. With very little butter (we usually let the first pancake soak most of it up) the pancake gets browned more evenly.

  • Rhonda August 2, 2015, 12:02 am

    These pancakes were awesome!! I don’t even want syrup… I like the flavor so much… so I eat them plain. Lol. Also I cooked mine in a muffin pan. Makes 10 muffins using about a 1/4 c each. They’re tasty and fluffy. Easy as 1 2 3 … If the directions are followed as given. I’ll bet those who had issues (flat- thick-lumpy-salty) did not do this. Tip: Follow the directions!! Thanks for an outstanding recipe. :)

  • YY July 18, 2015, 9:23 pm

    I have tried many recipes but failed miserably. In Malaysia we usually buy the premix to get a fluffy pancake but today I tried your recipe. It was awesome! I have shared it with all my malaysian friends. It’s easy to make and deliciously fluffy n light. Thank you so much

  • fatima June 18, 2015, 10:52 am

    I read your recipe this morning because I need to make somtin nice since its a free day for me and my fiance.this is the best pancake ever,my fiance keeps coming to the kitchen every minute,so fluffy,nice and the smell,oh my God!….I need to hit the 5 star botton!….thanks Adam and joanne…..from nigeria

  • Karen May 10, 2015, 12:42 pm

    My 8 year old found your recipe and made these today, by herself, for me for mother’s day. Great recipe, easy enough for a child to make, and came out fluffy and delicious. This is going to replace the recipe I usually make for the family.
    Thanks! You helped make my mother’s day :)

  • Enn! April 20, 2015, 8:50 am

    best pancakes i’ve ever made…love love love!!

  • Jessica April 13, 2015, 4:32 pm

    I tried giving it a five star but it didn’t let me.

  • Stacey April 12, 2015, 11:08 am

    I tried this recipe this morning and the pancakes came out fabulous, fluffy and nice. I added a pinch on ground nutmeg and cinnamon to the mixture and an extra tablespoon of sugar. I SO LOVE IT!!

  • SUSAN March 26, 2015, 6:14 pm

    These are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. We love pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thanks so much for such a great recipe.

  • Mary Beth Mallon February 19, 2015, 8:34 pm

    My go to pancake recipe. Made it over a dozen times. Friends that don’t typically like pancakes have complimented them. Thank you!

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  • Linda February 6, 2015, 7:08 pm

    Really good recipe. Awesome fluffy pancakes. I used 1/4 tsp regular salt. With one batch I also added 1/4 tsp cinnamon and they were nice too.

  • Savita @ ChefDeHome January 21, 2015, 1:25 pm

    love pancakes! this looks like a good recipe! Thanks for sharing, Joanne!

  • Earnie January 7, 2015, 9:11 pm

    Been looking for a good pancake recipe. Saw this page this morning. We tried it and WE LOVE IT! It is perfect! Nice and fluffy. Just what I wanted!
    Thank you so much. It has been added to my recipe book.


  • BadlandsBabe January 7, 2015, 1:17 pm

    These pancakes ROCK!! For those of you who have said otherwise… Seriously…Come on, If you had difficulty following something so easy, that tastes so delicious then indeed, you are better off sticking with cereal 101. This is one BAD ASS recipe, worthy of making time & time again. Thank you for sharing. 5 Stars.

  • Megan January 2, 2015, 4:34 pm

    These are the best pancakes I’ve had in a long time! The vanilla extract adds in a richer flavor. I added another tablespoon of sugar because I like them a little sweeter and find that a lot of recipes are too bland.

    This recipe is going in the cookbook! :)

  • Jan Z. Parker December 30, 2014, 3:27 pm

    Hi, Joanne and Adam.

    Ahhhhh, sigh! I have tried several pancake recipes, but I believe yours is the one. I added candied bacon, as per my kid’s request. Thank you for the great recipe.

    Warm Regards,

    Jan Z. Parker

    • Adam March 2, 2015, 2:50 pm

      Wow, candied bacon? Great idea :)

  • Nicole December 28, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Delicious! Just made these and they turned out perfectly.

  • Carl December 23, 2014, 5:18 pm

    This is my favorite pancake recipe, incredibly light and fluffy when done right. I like to add thin apple slices as well.

  • angela December 4, 2014, 7:11 pm

    i usually use jiffy pancake mix, but when i reached for it, no box. i’ve tried a couple of scratch recipes, but this one by-far was the absolutely best. not sure what would happen if i thinned it out a little. it was thick, but pancakes were fluffy. i think i will add another teaspoon of vanilla.
    Also, i did not read the conversion regarding the salt difference and therefore, i did not put enough salt. they were still good.

  • Jackie November 8, 2014, 9:45 am

    What if you don’t have baking powder? Will the recipe still work?

    • Adam March 2, 2015, 2:52 pm

      Hi Jackie, the baking powder adds lift and fluffiness so it’s pretty important in this particular recipe.

  • Nicole November 6, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Hi there, I tried this recipe a couple of times but I just couldn’t figured out why it does not turn brown like in the picture? My pancakes are white when it came out :(

    • Adam March 2, 2015, 2:52 pm

      It’s possible your heat is a little low. You could also try adding a small amount (maybe 1/4 teaspoon) of baking soda which can help in making things brown.

  • Brazen Lee November 4, 2014, 10:25 pm

    Can’t WAIT to try these! My friend and I LOVE your site. THANK YOU!

  • Holly November 2, 2014, 11:52 am

    Worst recipe ever, followed recipe perfectly, the batter was too thick it was like frying up bread batter! don’t recommend!

    • Joanne January 8, 2015, 1:55 pm

      Hi Holly, So sorry you the recipe didn’t work for you! If you find this happens to you again (with our recipe or others) try adding an extra dash of milk to the batter to thin it out a little.

  • Angela October 26, 2014, 11:18 am

    I just made these and mine came out wonderful. Very fluffy which is what I have been looking for. I will be keeping this recipe.

  • Ceci October 23, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Try this with buttermilk instead of regular milk. Add 1/8 tsp baking soda. And 1/2 tsp almond extract. So good. :)

    • Joanne October 24, 2014, 12:03 pm

      Thanks for the tips, Ceci.

  • Helga September 28, 2014, 11:22 am

    Awesome recipe..did it today for the first time and it was like eating a cake! super easy and quick to make, now we’ll have to think of what to mix it with next time..oh the possibilities! are endless!

  • Enaz September 24, 2014, 9:51 pm

    I’m from Malaysia. Made it several times. Turns out great & fluffy every time (except the first).Son loves making them and eating it after that (he is 6 by the way). And yes, do not over mixing it . Hubby gave it a 2 thumbs up. Better than previous recipe I made before. Glad to find yours! Keep it up! You made families happy enjoying their breakfast (and also mommies as the ingredients are easily found in kitchens and always turns out fluffy and delicious proof).

  • Sangdy September 20, 2014, 1:56 pm

    These turned out amazing. Light, fluffy pancakes. My sisters and I loved them! I added a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon for more flavor. Yum!

  • Sharon September 14, 2014, 2:14 pm

    I found your recipe on Pinterest, and out of all the pancake recipes I’ve tried, this one is the best! Hands down!
    I was hesitant to try this recipe, because it called for milk…considereing the place I live in, milk is rarely drunk, at least in this household…so I tried plain ol’ water, as a replacement, and these pancakes still turned out REALLY good!
    When I go home to Texas, I’ll definitely use milk in the recipe then…
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I give it two thumbs up!!!

  • Brittney September 2, 2014, 7:56 pm

    These were seriously perfect. I’ve had the issue of using old baking powder in the past without realizing it. I followed this recipe to the letter. Great, simple recipe.

  • Helga August 22, 2014, 7:53 pm

    Going to try them tomorrow for breakfast!

  • Sharon August 22, 2014, 3:56 am

    This recipe tasted like i was eating playdough, it was so runny and sticky, it didnt bubble when i cooked it. It was really fluffy but as soon as i put it in my mouth it went gross. Still stuck in my teeth.. never making this again.

    • Joanne September 19, 2014, 2:11 pm

      Hi Sharon, We’re so sorry the pancakes didn’t work out well for you!

  • Jo August 16, 2014, 5:55 am

    So THIS is how you make real pancakes. Finally.

  • Lacey August 15, 2014, 3:37 pm

    These turned out great! I had everything already in the pantry, so it was an easy breakfast. I’ll never buy pre-made mix again. Thanks!

  • Kathy August 9, 2014, 1:00 pm

    These are the best pancakes I’ve ever had!!

  • JACKY August 8, 2014, 12:51 am

    This recipe is fantastic. My sons are really fussy when it comes to pancakes and they loved these. Thank you soooo much.

  • Kris August 3, 2014, 9:30 am

    These were great! Nice and fluffy with great flavor. Made them twice this week. The kids gobbled them up. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Gail August 1, 2014, 5:12 pm

    I had been looking for a good pancake recipe so I made this one for breakfast this morning. It will definitely be my go to pancake recipe from now own. Delicious!!! Thanks!

  • Kichuo July 31, 2014, 1:20 am

    What happens if we use water instead of milk??

    • Joanne July 31, 2014, 11:14 am

      Try it, we have always used milk for this recipe. The milk does add a little extra flavor so you might want to consider replacing with almond milk, soy milk or even orange juice instead.

  • Raelene July 30, 2014, 2:15 pm

    These were absolutely delicious! I didnt read through the directions so the batter ended up lumpy and thick, but I didn’t really care because they ended up being huge, thick, fluffy, moist pancakes. I also added cinnamon to them and substituted the cow milk for almond milk. and they were sooo yummy!

  • Nancy July 13, 2014, 4:21 pm

    Hey folks! Loved your recipe but made some changes…I had no eggs so substituted macadamia nut oil, didn’t want to use butter so substituted honey, and didn’t have regular milk so substituted Oat Milk- all to listed proportions…. ABSOLUTELY WORKED FOR ME. My family loved them, they were so fluffy once my griddle heated up properly. Definitely keeping this in mind.

    A 5 star-er

  • Nathan July 8, 2014, 8:55 pm

    I’ve looked on many sites for “fluffy” pancakes, this is the best fluffy pancake recipe I’ve ever tried

    I’ve even had to make seconds

    Thanks again

  • Tamsin July 8, 2014, 6:55 pm

    Kia Ora. Mixing these up now. The kids were horrified I put vanilla extract in the recipe but they love them and boy, they were so f l u f f y! Thank you from New Zealand!

  • alex June 18, 2014, 8:41 pm

    These pancakes were perfect, fluffy, buttery and light.

    • Joanne June 20, 2014, 11:59 am

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them!

  • Rodrigo May 24, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I tried this recipe and It was a success. My wife loved!
    Thank you from Brazil.

  • Nick May 19, 2014, 2:28 pm

    This is a very easy and delicious recipe. I have a pan that cooks them in the shape of donut holes (Tim Bits) and the kids love it.

    • Joanne June 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

      How cute! We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe :)

  • Monica May 10, 2014, 12:13 pm

    We LOVE these pancakes. I also love almonds, so I added 1 teaspoon Almond extract and you won’t need to add syrup..My fiance loves it that way!!!

    • Joanne May 12, 2014, 5:44 pm

      Great idea! So happy the pancakes worked so well for you.

  • tanya May 6, 2014, 11:08 am

    Love this recipe …best pancakes I ever had

  • Serena Pumipi April 17, 2014, 9:49 pm

    Kia Ora, this recipe is fantastic. My sons are really fussy when it comes to pancakes and they loved these. Thank you soooo much. I definately noticed the fluffy texture and we loved it more with mini m&m’s .

  • Linda April 14, 2014, 12:28 pm

    Great recipe! Ran out of mix so decided to make pancakes from scratch. My daughter, who never comments on my cooking, commented on how much she liked these pancakes. I couldn’t find my liquid measurer so had to use my dry measurer for everything and they still came out fluffy, light, and tasty! Thanks for sharing!

    • Joanne April 16, 2014, 12:42 pm

      Awesome! Glad you found our recipe.

  • lee lee April 13, 2014, 10:57 am

    This pancake recipe was soooo good! So fluffy and perfect.

  • Melinda April 8, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Hi Joanne!
    I would like to try this amazing pancake recipe. Do you think it would work with gluten free flour blend and coconut oil instead of butter? Thanks a lot.

    • Adam April 10, 2014, 2:54 pm

      Hi Melinda, it is really hard for us to tell since we have not tried this. We’d suggest replacing one or the other at first to see how things turn out.

  • Rich April 5, 2014, 9:36 am

    We made these two week-ends in a row now. The Aunt Gemima will never grace our table again. Great recipe and hints. Whole family loved them. Very light and fluffy. I did add an extra tablespoon of sugar this time as I wanted to try them a little sweeter. Did not take away from the flavor at all. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Adam April 8, 2014, 11:49 am

      So glad you enjoy them!

  • Kitty March 30, 2014, 11:17 am

    I don’t normally bother giving reviews, but these just aren’t any good!!
    I followed the recipe exactly and they are flat and just the wrong consistency. (And yes, my baking powder is fresh!)

    You’d be better off just using bisquick–easier and they turn out nice and fluffy.

    • Joanne April 3, 2014, 10:54 am

      We’re really not sure why yours would have been so flat. Sorry they didn’t work out for you!

  • Sivaraj March 28, 2014, 1:11 am

    Hello, we can use whole egg or egg yolk only?

    • Joanne April 3, 2014, 11:00 am

      We use whole egg for this.

  • Amanda March 18, 2014, 2:35 am

    I’ve tried a few pancake recipes found online and have never gotten fluffy pancakes till I tried this recipe yesterday! One question though, how do I measure 4 tbsp butter, melted? Does that means just adding 4 tbsp of liquid butter in the batter? My pancakes were almost perfect but was too savoury! I added around 8-9 tbsp of liquid butter that I melted. I scooped 4 tbsp of butter to melt. Kindly advise!

    • Adam March 18, 2014, 4:18 pm

      Measure the butter while at room temperature or cold then melt it. If you have sticks of butter, the package usually shows lines for tablespoons — 1 stick is usually 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup.

  • Midge March 12, 2014, 10:04 am

    As a longtime wife and mother(31years) I’ve used many recipes for lots of things, and this is a very good one for a great American pancake,it’s light , fluffy and tasty. It will lend itself well to many additions and could be mixed up by a beginner cook very easily. Just know your ingredients should be fresh , throw out baking powder after 6 months and get new if you can’t use the whole can up. It is better to toss it out than waste a whole batch of something. Warm the milk means take the chill off it,not heat it like you would for a yeast bread and whisk the dry ingredients first so when you add the wet you will only stir to combine. You will have a great pancake and a full tummy.

    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 3:24 pm

      Thanks for sharing your own tips, we really appreciate it.

  • Jules March 9, 2014, 10:44 am

    Just Made Them! Wonderful Recipe! Thanks!

  • Cathy March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm

    I did melt the butter in the milk so I think the milk pancake mixture was a bit warm and therefore thickened up so I added some water to it to thin it out. Amazing.

  • Cathy March 8, 2014, 11:59 am

    I have searched high and low for years for a good light fluffy pancake recipe with just using basic ingredients (no ricotta cheese, sour cream, etc) and this is seriously AMAZING. I printed it and will make it for years to come. I paired it with a homemade brown sugar syrup recipe and YUM. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 4:37 pm

      Homemade brown sugar syrup sounds amazing!

  • Lyndsay March 3, 2014, 10:24 am

    The best pancake recipe I have ever made in my life! I’m sticking with this one and my family loves the pancakes so much I have to make 2 batches of it lol. You guys are awesome!!!!

    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 5:06 pm

      Yay! So glad you and your family loves them :)

  • Gail February 14, 2014, 12:56 pm

    I enjoyed this pancake. I haven’t used a box mix in years because of certain reactions to some preservatives. I add 1/2 cup of oats and some cinnamon. Delicious!!! I would like to suggest to those that are not getting a fluffy pancake, to make sure that the baking powder is fresh and not to overheat the milk.

  • Nazcarl February 10, 2014, 8:09 pm

    Made these recently and I’ve never been good at making pancakes, this recipe was incredibly easy and good. I made small pancakes with lots of butter and non stick pan, amazing really

  • Jess February 6, 2014, 2:47 pm

    does anyone know the nutritional info on this? or of a recipe building website?

    • Joanne February 26, 2014, 12:52 pm

      Hi Jess, At the moment we do not provide nutrition facts for our recipes. It is something we are considering, though. For now, a great resource is CalorieCount.com

      It allows you to copy the ingredient list of our recipe and paste it into the form. Then it outputs nutritional facts. Hope that helps.

  • Tira Agassi C January 23, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Hi Adam and Joanne,
    Thanks heaps for your super easy peasy pancakes recipe! This was my first time making pancakes according to a recipe (usually I made my mum’s version of flat and thin, actually). But with this one, it’s so tasty! I managed to make exactly 8, and mum finished four! She usually disliked my cooking experiments but this one, she thought I bought them! Thanks for making me finally a genius in the kitch.

    I notice some of you commenting how your batter turned disaster. My advice: never settle for anything less than good. Because it could either be your lousy technique (mine was under-mixed and didn’t warm the butter but I mix and redo after realising that one the first attempt) or just inaccurate measurements.

    Common sense is kinda required, too so don’t give up if it didn’t work out first time. Keep trying.

  • Ashhley January 18, 2014, 11:17 am

    can i use a regular salt than the kosher salt?

    • Joanne January 19, 2014, 10:09 am

      Yep. If you don’t have kosher salt, keep this in mind: 1 teaspoon fine sea or table salt = about 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt.

      • angela March 4, 2015, 9:16 am

        so how much do i need for this recipe? a pinch? and i wanted to make about two to three pancakes, do you mind to help me convert the recipe serving size? i am sorry if you’re angry becuase i am doing this for my exam and my teacher said only can make 2-3 pancakes. i hope you will help me by converting the recipes size in to 2-3 pancakes.

        • Joanne March 5, 2015, 10:05 am

          For the smaller batch of pancakes you’ll only want a pinch.

  • James January 5, 2014, 12:05 am

    Needed to add more milk as batter was too thick. I’ve never heard of kosher salt, I don’t think it’s common in Australia, I used sea salt ground down a little coarser than table salt but mixture was way too salty, couldn’t eat it. Could see how it would be nice otherwise.

    • Joanne January 7, 2014, 11:12 am

      Kosher salt can be saltier than sea salt. If you don’t have it on hand, keep this in mind: 1 teaspoon fine sea or table salt = about 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt.

  • culinary mama December 28, 2013, 10:02 am

    These pancakes sucked. Was more like a crepe. Smelled good but ended up giving my kids cereal instead.

    • Joanne December 30, 2013, 11:21 am

      Hi there — We’re really not sure why your pancakes were so thin. These should puff up quite a bit. You might want to check your baking powder for freshness. It’s possible it didn’t react as it should have. Sorry they didn’t work out for you!

  • Missy December 26, 2013, 9:47 am

    Easy as pie – no more box mix for my family :)

  • Samantha December 25, 2013, 1:09 pm

    I measured everything with exact measurements and it came out way too lumpy. I needed a little more milk. Kind of disappointed.

  • SAra December 25, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Just made these this morning and they were extremely heavy not fluffy at all and followed the ingredients to a T and even read not to over mix, so i dunno.

    • Joanne December 30, 2013, 11:39 am

      Hi Sara, Sorry they didn’t work out for you. We’re not sure why they were heavy. Is it possible your baking powder was not fresh? That could have prevented them from rising.

  • Betthany December 23, 2013, 12:06 pm

    My dad gets mad at me because i have tried sooo many recipes and this one pleased him! Thank!

    • SapphireIce August 26, 2014, 12:58 pm

      I know this post is old, but it really saddened me to read your post! :( I hope your dad has started encouraging you to cook, rather than being upset at you trying so many recipes! How else are you going to learn?? What I can suggest in the future is, until you learn to cook very well on your own, DON’T make or try any recipes that don’t have many, many, good reviews – no matter *how* pretty the pictures are. A good site (besides this one) to get good tried & rated recipes from is AllRecipes.com. Once you have made quite a few good recipes, I’m sure your dad will come around. If you ever need any easy recipes to try to make, you can email me if you wish. Good luck in your cooking adventures, Bethany! :)

  • Thea December 19, 2013, 4:20 pm

    This worked wonderfully as the base pancake recipe for my first attempt at making breakfast for my friend. I tweaked it of course. I used almond milk and added cinnamon and a little more liquid to make pouring it easier.

    Its very tasty and fluffy, like you promised. Thanks.

  • Pao December 19, 2013, 2:18 pm

    Wow!! I tried these this morning and they are fantastic! Super easy to make (made them on a weekday morning before going to work, although I mixed the dry ingredients last night).
    They are definitely fluffier than standard pancakes and the flavor is very delicate. They were delicious as-is, but they are the perfect base for mix-in’s. I can’t wait to experiment with citrus zest, chocolate chips, berries, or winter spices such as ginger and cinnamon! Yum

  • Pao December 18, 2013, 12:07 am

    I’m really interested in trying this recipe but I’m surprised at the amount of baking powder — is it really a full tablespoon, or that’s an error and it’s just a teaspoon?

    Also, do you know the total amount of dry ingredients in cups? I would like to make this recipe in bulk and store it in a big bin. Then, any morning, I could make pancakes for my family in no time. But I’d need to know how many cups of dry ingredients to use though…


    • Joanne December 18, 2013, 11:46 am

      Hi there — 1 tablespoon is correct. We know it seems high, but that’s what makes them extra fluffy. Not sure about the total recipe amount in cups. Making in bulk is a great idea, though!

      • Pao December 19, 2013, 1:15 am

        Thanks so much Joanne! I will definitely try it :)

  • Shushu December 13, 2013, 2:34 am

    Finally, a “fluffy” pancake recipe! 5 stars

  • C Josepg December 8, 2013, 11:24 am

    My grandson is over and wanted pancakes and since he has many allergies I did it from scratch thanks to you.

    It was a hit, light and fluffy as you said and great without syrup andhe ate it.

    It’s a keeper.

    Thanks Clare

    • Joanne December 9, 2013, 12:09 pm

      Wonderful! So glad he enjoyed the pancakes.

  • Leslie Hunt December 5, 2013, 11:07 am

    I have been looking for a good recipe for pancakes lately. I made these this morning and they are fabulous! Thanks for posting!

  • Chlo December 5, 2013, 12:15 am

    This was a terrible recipe had to throw it in the bin

    • Joanne December 9, 2013, 12:19 pm

      Sorry they didn’t work out for you.

    • debbie December 22, 2013, 1:34 pm

      love this recipe, but wondering why it seems so thick! like, almost yogurt consistency; i had to add more milk; that was the first batch…also added sliced apples and TONS of cinnamon. second batch going right now– i added frozen lemonade (after seeing recipes elsewhere that used lemon juice) and eliminated the sugar; then added blueberies…..looks like they will be great! but wondering why, still, again–the batter is so thick?? and i am very conscientious about not over-mixing, too…ideas, guys? thanks in advance!

      • Joanne December 30, 2013, 1:11 pm

        The batter can be on the thicker side — you can add milk or just use a spoon to spread the batter in the pan. Sometimes the way we all measure flour is a little different. Adam and I use the scoop and sweep method, which means one cup of flour equals 140 grams. That method “fluffs” the flour a little before measuring. If you were to just scoop right from the bag, you would probably have more flour in the measuring cup. This could lead to a thicker batter.
        Hope that helps.

  • kerrisha November 25, 2013, 3:19 pm

    hey those pancakes looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to make some tonight but i just want to know how much pancakes does this recipe yield?

    • Adam November 25, 2013, 3:31 pm

      This recipe makes eight pancakes.

  • Flower November 17, 2013, 3:52 pm

    My hubby and I just made it and we LOVE it. I am happy to say that our hunt for the perfect pancake recipe has ended now. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • Yenne November 7, 2013, 7:21 am

    This recipe is really foolproof! I added slices of banana, and had the best pancakes I’ve had in months. Thanks for cautioning about over-mixing; that really points out my old mistakes.

  • Zee November 5, 2013, 1:10 am

    Hello there!

    I just tried this recipe and it only took me less than 30 minutes to prepare and to cook it.
    So far, this is all time favourite pancake recipe ever!

    *Ps : i didnt use vanilla extract, i used cream of tartar and cinnamon powder..

  • Joan November 3, 2013, 5:28 pm

    These were okay. Nice textures, but needed more flavor.

    • Joanne November 4, 2013, 10:46 am

      Hi Joan, you could always increase the vanilla or add some spices to the mix. Nutmeg or cinnamon would be lovely.

    • Metriy August 15, 2014, 11:15 am

      Totally wrong best pancakes EVER!

  • Leigh October 29, 2013, 7:14 am

    Best pancakes ever, going straight in the recipe book, thanks!

    • Joanne October 30, 2013, 9:33 am

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them :)

  • Sheets October 26, 2013, 9:59 am

    Super easy, and awesome.
    The kids love them. Thanks!

  • jodie October 2, 2013, 9:53 am

    I’m mixing these up right now! :)

  • Dawn September 29, 2013, 9:58 am

    These were the best pancakes we have ever had! Puts IHOP to shame!

  • Tom September 17, 2013, 9:28 pm

    Nothing beats a light, fluffy pancakes. I think that adding in the vanilla really makes for a great tasting pancake.

    • Joanne September 18, 2013, 11:44 am

      Hi Tom, we completely agree. Sometimes, we’ll even add an extra teaspoon.


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