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Easy Pancake Recipe

This easy pancake recipe proves that you can make homemade pancakes that taste just as good as the boxed or pancake house variety, easily at home.

Actually I think they are much, much better.

Homemade pancakes are such an easy treat that I often make them for lunch or dinner.

I add sliced fruit on top to make me feel that I am being a bit healthier, but the truth is it’s the light fluffy pancakes with that terrific syrup that really hits the spot.

And if you can get real maple syrup – well, that’s just heaven on a plate!

Easy Pancake Recipe

The Best Easy Pancake Recipe

This easy pancake recipe proves that you can make homemade pancakes that taste just as good as any pancake house, right in your own kitchen.

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 467 kcal


  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons oil


  • Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the milk, oil and eggs. Mix well and try to get some of the lumps out of the batter. Don't worry about making it perfectly smooth. It will be fine.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. When heated, scoop the pancake batter recipe into the frying pan with a large spoon to make individual pancakes. The pan will probably only take 1 or two pancakes at a time, depending how large you make them. Cook on one side until the top begins to bubble, then flip the pancake over and cook on the other side.
  • The number of pancakes it makes depends on how large you make them, but the recipe serves 2 to 4 people.


Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 10gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 716mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 216IUCalcium: 244mgIron: 3mg
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Tips and Variations:

  • Omit the sugar for a sugar free pancake recipe. It will obviously be less sweet but it still tastes great. You can also replace the sugar with your favorite sugar alternative. I use coconut sugar which has a much lower glycemic index than regular sugar.
  • Once the pancake batter is in the pan, dot the surface of the pancake with blueberries, raspberries or thin slices of banana. Everyone will love it and it is a great way to get more fruit in your diet.
  • A tasty tip, especially for diabetics. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to our easy pancake recipe. It adds wonderful taste and the bonus for diabetics is that cinnamon helps control blood sugar a bit.
  • You can omit the oil, but it adds a nice richness to the batter. If you leave it out you will probably need a bit of oil in your pan when you fry them.

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Easy Pancake Recipe

17 thoughts on “Easy Pancake Recipe”

  1. I think this recipe is delicious! Its important to follow the directions as written. I added 1 tsp. of cinnamon as one of the tips offered and used 1-1/4 cups of flour. I beat the egg in milk before adding to the mixture in a separate bowl so the egg will disburse evenly throughout the mixture. The baking powder makes the pancakes nice and fluffy. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Heat for Making Pancakes

    Originally posted by Jae from Oklahoma

    The recipe doesn’t even say what to temperature to cook it on and it doesn’t say how many pancakes it will make.

    From Karen –
    Cook on medium heat. The number of pancakes depends on the size. About 6.


    These pancake are so great have to try them!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  3. How Many Does Recipe Make?

    how many does this recipe make?

    From Karen –
    It all depends on how large you make the pancakes. It should make about 6 medium pancakes.

  4. This comment was left anonymously on the older version of the site:

    Awesome Pancakes

    I don’t know what I did different than some of you…. but my pancakes were almost too fluffy… i was full after 2 small ones.

  5. CC on the pancakes

    Originally contributed anonymously on the older version of the site:

    Thanks for your recipe! It was so fluffy and so easy to make! One thing I would change is the salt…I would put maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp instead. It was a little bit too salty, but everything else was awesome!
    Thanks again! =)


    1/5 by Michelle from Alberta.

    I followed this recipe exactly, eagering awaiting my delicious pancake breakfast. I was SORELY dissapointed. They came out as flat, white pads of rubber. The most unusual pancakes I had ever seen. They were the texture of half-melted cheese. The taste was alright but it was impossible to overlook the texture. I will definetly not be making these again any time soon!
    From Karen:
    Are you sure you followed the directions exactly and got the measurements correct? I have made this recipe many many times and they were delicious.
    From Jim:
    Cooking requires heat, after cooking the first one you now know what heat has to be set, higher if not cooking well, lower if burning and still not done inside. Its a real hands on experience, eyes, nose, ears, fingers to feel the heat.
    From Anonymous:
    sounds like you left out the baking powder…

    • Yes, add more baking powder….. I thought it was too much flour because I Didn’t have baking supplies where I was at the time…. And I forgot that I doubled the recipe so I added more baking powder…. No more rubber but it’s still flat

      • The only thing I can think of to make it fluffier is to separate the eggs into yolks and whites and whip the egg whites before you add them. That makes the ultimate in fluffy pancakes.

        Other than that I don’t know what to suggest. I have had so many people write that they love them so it seems to be working for them. The recipe works well for me every time. Good luck with it.

  6. Even more comments from the old version of the site. These pancakes are really popular! and Good!

    Malawah Somalian Pancakes


    2-3 cups of flour
    1-2 cups of sugar
    2 cups of milk (or put enough to get the flour and sugar a smooth batter)
    a pinch of salt
    and mix
    pour in to pan and fry with a bit of oil so it doesn’t stick to the pan.

    AND ENJOY!!!!
    gonna try it

    by sana
    (mississauga, ont, canada)

    making them right now , I think this is a good recipe. Im actually gonna add some wheat germ just to boost the health quality.

    5 Stars for the Pancake Recipe!

    This is a great recipe, although exchanging the milk for buttermilk makes the pancakes super fluffy and really tasty!

    Really is a quick, easy recipe

    This turned out well. I used raspberries and blueberries. I would rate this recipe a comfortable 4. Cheers!

    Addition of Vanilla

    Great recipe! Even better with a teaspoon of vanilla extract ;).

  7. More comments made on the older version of the website:

    So yummy!

    by Claire

    I just googled a recipe because we had run out of the box mix. After trying this recipe my family and I have decided that we will never ever go back to the box. This recipe, for me, made wonderful, fluffy, light, delicious pancakes! I even added some chocolate chips in because my brother and I love chocolate chips in our pancakes. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.



    I love this pancake. OMG its so good. My kids loved the recipe and my youngest almost fell out of his chair. We love panackaes lol and pancakes MAKE US HAPPY πŸ™‚ thank you so much for making this recipe i appreciate it. πŸ™‚


    Great recipe

    always make sure your baking powder is fresh, and that the moisture hasn’t gotten to it.
    Or maybe your skillet wasn’t hot enough to activate the baking powder properly.
    we use sea salt in our family and it was perfect for that amount in the pancakes.
    of course if you are using sodium chloride( table salt) it would probably too salty.


    not a pancake lover till these

    i was never a pancake fan till these. i made them and added about five spoons of sugar and three spoons of vanilla and a couple spoons of cinnamon. they turned out light and fluffy, and best of all real tasty. for those people who they turned out flat, get fresh ingredients or learn how to cook.



    These are pretty good pancakes. My granddaughter helped make them and they came out fine, she, of course, adding chocolate chips.

    I think the people who said they came out flat, should check their baking powder to see if it is still active. Old baking powder would make pancakes come out flat.



    by Bec

    my husband and i cannot understand how these could end up rubbery!!! they were so delicious and fluffy!! this is now my official pancake recipe πŸ˜›

    mmm mmm

    I made these pancakes this morninig, added a teaspoon of cinnamon and instead of white sugar, brown sugar, as well as a hint of vanilla … they turned out so light and fluffy!!! they were fantastic, I’d make them a weekend breakfast every week for sure!

    A Keeper

    Loved it! I’m saving this recipe and will be making it again and again. I cut it in half and it was the perfect size for just me. Aw, I need a pancake buddy.


    mm mmm goood!!!

    by dalia

    whoever didn’t like this recipe obviously didn’t cook them right. i am also a pancake lover and i loved this recipe!! just curious were still cooking some right now how many can u make with this recipe!!??


    Great Easy Simple Pancakes

    by Mike
    (Ottawa, Canada)

    Followed this recipe (no sugar) was fantastic–lovely pancakes. It is a great base from which to get a little creative as well.


    thank you for you pancake recipe. They are fab ! πŸ™‚

    thanks!!! its easy, tasty n cool!!! perfect

    BEST PANCAKES EVER!!!!!!!!!! I made exactly 5 big fluffy, spongy pancakes this morning!!!! Enough for 2 people!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!


    Food Chemistry

    by Miffy

    Baking Powder is a must in this recipe or else your pancakes will turn out to be rubbery. And if you are still getting rubbery pancakes then you may want to add more milk. I am a milk person myself so I always add extra milk into the recipes I am trying out. After you are done mixing let the batter sit for about 15 minutes to let the food chemistry takes place before frying them.


    Pancake Variation

    I added a carton of blueberries and the zest of a lemon and they were soo delicious! I highly recommend the addition. Especially the lemon zest, it just makes them taste fresh.


    Question about recipe
    by Hi

    How many pancakes does this make?

    From Karen:
    It depends on how large you make them but probably 6 to 8.


    simply good pancake recipe

    I made it in the morning for breakfast and it kind of looked like crepes but it was fluffy and moist good recipe I’m gonna keep this for a lot of years. thx

    Awesome Pancake Recipe

    by Dana

    I’m keeping this recipe. Loved the taste as the pancakes came out nice and fluffy. I did use the sugar however I imagine it would be just as good without.
    Thanks again!



    Great Pancakes

    (Ontario, Canada)

    We had breakfast today and I googled a homemade pancake recipe. Talk about luck of the draw! This was the first thing I clicked on and my family LOVED this pancake recipe. I made it with blueberries and cinnamon. My diabetic parents were grateful. Thanks!!!

    You are VERY welcome! I love it too. Glad it worked out for you.


    Nice Pancakes

    Nice easy recipe and the pancakes are delicious, I found that 1 tablespoon of sugar was just right!


    Fluffy Pancakes

    Mmm… I tried this recipe with maple syrup and it was fantastic! Nice fluffy pancakes that soaked up the syrup perfectly. Thanks!

    So Yummy!
    I tried this recipe with brown flour, and added a bit more milk and oil to compensate for the extra absorbency of the whole wheat. Turned out great!


    by Mary

    Thank you for this great recipe. Have made from scratch only once before, but didn’t turn out this good.

    My son had craving for pancakes, and I didn’t have any mix. They were a hit for all of us and were very easy and quick to make.

    I will try adding vanilla next time like someone suggested.

    Thanks again!


    cure to the common cold

    by haili mcgregor
    (new brunswick)

    I tried this recipe on a monday morning. I was sick and didn’t feel like working so i stayed home. later in the day i felt like I wanted some pancakes but didn’t have any mix, so I tried these pancakes and immediately felt better! The warmth helped!

    From Karen:
    Nothing like pancakes for whatever ails you!

  8. These comments were made by visitors to the older version of the site:

    Mom of a Diabetic

    by Melissa Zimmermann
    (Alberta, Canada)

    I love this recipe! It’s easy, fast and delicious!

    I have a diabetic toddler that also loves these pancakes which, even with the full 2 Tbsp of sugar, are still lower carb than any recipe I’ve been able to find! Yielding 12 pancakes, each pancake contains only 12.42 carbs!


    This Morning’s Pancakes

    by Skyla E. Faber
    (STL MO, U.S.A.)

    This recipe has less baking powder than the one we tried this morning! This morning’s pancakes were sooo bad!!

    Note from Karen:
    You should enjoy these pancakes Skyla. I have used the recipe many times and they are great.


    Garbage recipe

    by Prudence
    (Ontario )

    This recipe sucked the pancakes didn’t fluff up or cook in the middle.

    From Karen: Did you read the instructions fully?


    measure carefully

    by Charles Arden
    (Edmonton, Alta)

    Pancakes are always a bit of trial and error. Be sure the batter is not thick and heavy, it must flow evenly and smoothly to a thickness of 1/4 inch in the pan. If too thick, add a bit more milk and mix again. Don’t be afraid to use water if milk is not available.

    Pancake Lover

    by milissa

    Good recipe…I say 4 stars….could be a little more fluffy and I used 1 tablespoon of corn oil ….lower on fats…overall good, quick and my son and I like it!



    by Catherine
    (Ottawa, Ontario)

    This is a great recipe – my children scarfed down 4 each, which I had not planned for, so there were only 4 left for my husband and me to share. I will make 1.5 the recipe next time. I have a very similar recipe that I have made for about 25 years, but we had moved recently and we could not find the cookbook – my husband said these pancakes were better (Grrr!) Thanks very much!


    Not sure about the pancakes

    by Jax Barrett

    I just tried this recipe for the first time and didn’t really enjoy it too much. I’m not sure if I made it the wrong way. I omitted the sugar and the salt so maybe that’s why, but I found the texture to be a bit rubbery!


    Amazing Pancakes – 5 out of 5

    i love this recipe it works great. easy to make and they always come out tasting delicious and fluffy. I would rate this on a scale of 5 a 5 out of 5.


    by Quinn
    (Sudbury, ON, Canada)

    Oh these are really good! they weren’t flat and rubbery like i read in some of the posts, they were fluffy and delicious!..This is a keeper! What did the other ppl do to get theirs flat and rubbery? lol 5 Stars!


    Delicious and Crispy

    by Ruby
    (El Paso,Tx)

    This Recipe Is The Bomb. But Be Careful to Look At The Recipe Closely Because I Accidentally Put 2 Table Spoons Of Salt Instead Of Sugar But Even Then They Were Pretty Good πŸ™‚


    wow pancakes

    This pancake recipe is the best recipe i have ever used. I would give it 5/5 for flavour and texture.



    by Jen
    (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

    This was my first time making home-made pancakes for my new family and it went over great!! Thank you so much!


    by Sue

    My Version of this Recipe

    Use 1 1/2 cups flour
    Add 1 teaspoon vanilla (I use imitation, its cheaper)
    Sub out the real egg for 1/3 cup egg beaters
    Sub out sugar for 5 tablespoons splenda
    Sub out salt for dash of No-Salt
    Add 1/2 cup Chocolate chips
    Sub out milk for Evaporated canned milk

    When you make pancakes, it is important to know that your first pancake will not be perfect. Heat your pan on a medium heat with a tablespoon of oil in the pan. I use a small sautΓ© pan that is the size of the pancakes I want to make. You want to pour the batter where it is about a centimeter. It WILL FLUFF UP! Once you’ve poured the batter in the pan, watch the air bubbles. Once there are air bubbles in the center, flip it over. It is important to give both sides about the same time. This avoids batter spots in your pancakes. Once you remove the pancake, your next one should be perfect! Just remember, it is only pancakes. Don’t get upset!! πŸ˜‰


    Home Made Pancake Best In World !

    by Michael I
    (Victoria Bc)

    I made a few adjustments to the recipe and I find it tastes alot better and cooks alot better.

    1 1/4 cups flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon Cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup 2% milk
    1 egg ( large )
    2 – 3 tablespoons oil ( virgin olive oil works better then sunflower )

    Mix all together and if you have a low speed mixer , mix for 1 minute while you heat a pan , just under medium heat… closer to low heat as to not burn your pancakes. these will beat any pre made pancake mix hands down.


    You’ll notice this recipe ends up with a really thick batter. Which seems to result in thick pancakes that are raw in the middle. Not good!

    Measure carefully

    by: Charles

    Measure carefully, then be sure you get the proper consistency. Baking or cooking requires some previous experience. Just like changing oil in the car. Simple directions still assume you have some experience.

    Just add milk

    by: Karen

    The pancake batter doesn’t have to be thick at all. If it is, just add a bit more milk to get the consistency you want. Very easy and still works.


    Recipe needs more salt, and less flour. Pancakes came out rubbery and more of a crepe consistency. A little lemon juice may have helped with the lack of pancake flavor.


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