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Everyone loves this pancake recipe for breakfast, especially kids! My kids always request this easy pancake recipe that uses real ingredients and none of that weird boxed stuff that I’m not even sure what it’s made from.

Best pancake recipe

Best Pancake Recipe

The best pancake recipe uses eggs differently than the others. I like to separate my yolks and my whites to give the texture the kind you find when you go out for a mega-brunch with those heavenly stacks of pancakes.

Ingredients for making pancakes

Simple Ingredients for Making Pancakes

This easy recipe calls for basic ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard.

  • Eggs – the best way to get perfect pancakes is to separate the yolks from the whites
  • Baking powder – it helps the flour rise up a bit so your pancakes get the fluffiness you crave from the pancake house
  • Butter – melt it so it mixes in with that rich taste
  • Sugar – all pancakes need sugar to have that nice, sweet flavor you love

Easy pancake recipe step-by-step

How to Make Pancakes from Scratch

Pancakes from scratch are just as easy as making them from a box, but they taste better and are better for you because they’re made from wholesome ingredients. You’ll mix the yolks in with sugar and melted butter, then add milk. You’ll then sift in the dry ingredients and stir it together.

Then with your hand-mixer, you’ll whip up the egg whites and fold that into your other mixture. The key is to mix it well but not so much that there are no lumps. Lumpy pancake batter = the best pancakes from scratch!

How to make pancakes

How to make pancake mix?

If you want pancakes from scratch made even easier, you can always prep your dry ingredients in advance. This way, when you and your crew want fluffy pancakes from scratch, you can simply mix in the wet ingredients. Make sure you store the dry ingredients in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

How to make fluff pancakes from scratch

Easy Pancake Recipe

This is an easy pancake recipe too. Just because the eggs are separated doesn’t make it anymore complex. In fact, you’ll have it ready to cook in 10 minutes. From there, it’s another 10 minutes of cooking and you’ll soon have gorgeous stacks of pancakes for the whole family to enjoy.

How to make fluffy pancakes

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pancakes

  • Check the baking powder – most people never think to check the expiration date on their baking powder. If your baking powder is old or expired, you will find that your pancakes will come out flat instead of fluffy.
  • Sift your dry ingredients – by sifting or whisking your dry ingredients you will avoid getting lumps in your pancakes and will end up with a deliciously smooth texture to your pancakes.
  • Do not overmix – avoid over-mixing the batter as it will change the texture of the pancakes.
  • Use oil – use oil or oil cooking spray over butter when cooking pancakes. Butter can brown and burn more easily than oil. Oil will give you even brown crispy edges without burning them.
  • Go big – use a large skillet when cooking pancakes. Pancakes spread in the skillet and small skillets make it very difficult to flip the pancake properly. I prefer my large 12 inch skillet as it gives you much more room to get all the way under the pancake with the spatula.

How to make pancake mix

Are Pancakes Gluten-free?

No, but with a few simple tweaks, you can make them gluten-free by using gluten-free flour.

Are Pancakes Vegan?

Because pancakes use eggs, butter, and milk, they are not vegan. But you can make vegan pancakes by subbing vegetable oil for butter, omitting the eggs, and using soy milk instead of dairy milk.

Toppings for pancakes

I’m going to have pancakes with a side of pancakes.

How to store leftover pancakes

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes

If you want fluffy pancakes, this is an important step to follow in the recipe. The secret is in the eggs. Separating them is the key to these fluffy results and it takes no extra time or stress. Once you do it this way, you’ll never go back to simply chucking eggs into your mix.

Folding in egg whites into pancake mix

Different Toppings for Pancakes

The old tried and true pat of butter and maple syrup is always a classic, though you can use different toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Flavored syrups (like blueberry or boysenberry)
  • Jam
  • Nutella

Can you freeze pancakes

How to Store Leftover Pancakes

Leftover pancakes are so easy to store. If you somehow find yourself with extras, you can seal them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They’ll make a perfect quick breakfast on school days too.

How to reheat pancakes

Can You Freeze Pancakes?

Yes! That’s the best part! Again, airtight is the key. Seal those babies up and pop them in the freezer. They’ll be good for up to 3 months.

Easy step-by-step pancakes recipe

How to Reheat Pancakes

The fastest and easiest way to reheat your pancakes is in the microwave. It takes about 20 to 30 seconds depending on the wattage of your microwave to heat up one serving of pancakes.

You can also use your toaster, but if you have a large batch of them to heat up, use your oven. Simply preheat to 350F, then put your pancakes in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover the pancakes securely with foil and bake it for up to 10 minutes or until they’re all hot and ready.

Pancake recipe

Best Homemade Pancake Recipe

Tried and true family favorite pancake recipe. If you're looking for an easy fluffy pancake recipe this is it. Perfectly soft and fluffy pancakes every time!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 460 kcal


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups flour all purpose
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 egg whites


  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and melted butter until smooth. Add in the milk and then whisk again.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet as smooth as possible.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites into stiff peaks with an electric hand mixer, then gently fold them into the cake batter until just combined.
  • In a small skillet, on low medium heat setting melt butter until bubbling or use non-stick cooking spray. Add your pancake batter, flipping when bubbles form over the surface of the pancake. Cook for 1 minute on the other side.
  • Serve and top with your favorite toppings. Butter, maple syrup, honey, ice cream, yogurt all make this classic delicious!


Calories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 18gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 901mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 264mgIron: 4mg
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