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5 from 12 votes

Easy Fluffy Pancakes

A staple among many families around the world, these easy thick fluffy old fashioned pancakes are so yummy and simple to make, you probably already have all the ingredients at home to make them. If I can do it, you can do it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: airy, light, pillowy, soft
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • skillet or griddle
  • cooking spray
  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  • 2 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 240g
  • 1 tsp of salt 5g
  • 2 tbsp of baking powder 28g
  • 3 tbsp of granulated sugar 38g
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup of milk 438ml
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter 55g
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml (optional)


  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
  • Next, take a large bowl and add the eggs and whisk them. Then add the milk. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop until just barely melted, but not super hot. Add that into the bowl and the vanilla if you are using it, and whisk.
  • Add the flour mixture about a third at a time, whisk it into the large bowl until all combined resulting in a nice thick pancake batter. If you like your pancakes thinner, you can add a few tablespoons more of milk even up to 1/4 cup or so.
  • Set the stovetop burner to medium or if using a griddle set it to 350 F/176 C. Spray it with cooking spray or use a bit of butter. Pour some pancake batter into the pan or on the griddle. I generally use a 1/2 cup measuring cup for nice large pancakes.
    Cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side until tiny bubbles form and the edges appear dry. It should be nice and golden brown on the bottom. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for 30 to 45 seconds, until golden brown.
  • Once cooked stack them on a plate and serve them with your favorite pancake toppings. Enjoy!



This recipe makes 6 to 8 pancakes depending on how large you make them. 
The nutritional facts are based on having 2 pancakes per serving. 
Easy homemade fluffy pancakes nutritional facts