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Pancakes in a stack with syrup drizzled on top.

How to Make Pancakes

Once you learn how to make pancakes from scratch, you'll never buy a box mix again! Using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, whip up the fluffiest, tastiest pancakes around, with or without syrup. I have all your variation questions covered, too! Even the one where you want to make pancakes on your next camping trip.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 156kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • Butter, syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream for serving


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake (you should have about 8 pancakes).
  • When bubbles start to form on the first side, carefully flip and brown the second side. Serve hot with butter and syrup or fresh fruit and whipped cream.



Calories: 156kcal