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Classic Pancakes

A simple recipe for a classic breakfast dish
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Few foods are more delicious than a stack of fluffy pancakes. This classic recipe only needs a handful of pantry staples as ingredients, and as for fillings and add-ins, you can let your imagination run wild.

Ready in
30 m
15 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup milk, lukewarm
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. 

Whisk butter, warm milk and vanilla in a second bowl. Once combined, whisk in egg.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk until combined, making sure not to overmix. 

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Once warmed, melt a small amount of butter in the pan and add pancake batter a quarter cup at a time, gently spreading but making sure that there's space in between each pancake. 

Once bubbles begin to appear on the surface (about two minutes), flip and finish cooking on the other side (about another minute or two). Work in batches, and keep pancakes warm in a 250 degree oven. 

When finished cooking, stack and top with butter and syrup.