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Easy Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

Why buy the mix when you can easily make your pancakes to look like these? Tried and tested deliciousness – Easy Homemade Fluffy Pancakes!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best fluffy pancakes, best pancakes ever, best recipe for pancakes, easy homemade fluffy pancakes, fluffy pancakes recipe from scratch, no mix pancakes, secret to fluffy pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 6
Author Manila Spoon


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cups milk or buttermilk (less if you want thicker pancakes)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, place the egg in, then pour in the milk and the melted butter. With a whisk, mix until the batter is free from big lumps or until relatively smooth.

  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan (some pans need to be greased a bit beforehand) over medium high heat. (I use a non-stick griddle so there’s no need to grease it all). When the pan or griddle is hot enough,  scoop the batter onto the griddle/pan using a small measuring cup (1/4-1/3 cup size). Cook until bubbly approximately – 1 to 1-1/2 minutes.

  3. Flip and brown the other side. Just cook until it’s fully set, approximately 1-2 minutes.

  4. Spread some butter on the pancakes and serve with warm maple syrup or your preferred sweetener (or – sprinkle brown sugar on top and for syrup – evaporated milk!)