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Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Sundays in my house are pancake day, so I have tried various recipes. This is hands down the best pancake recipe I have ever made. It makes the most delicious and fluffiest pancakes. I use it as a base and add different things every time.

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

It’s a classic pancake recipe that you can upgrade by adding things like chocolate chips, chopped fruit, different flavored extracts, or anything you can imagine.

This is a recipe you want to save for all eternity and pass down to your children and grandchildren. On Sundays, I make a big batch and freeze some of the pancakes to eat throughout the week.

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How To Make Homemade Pancakes From Scratch?

Have all your ingredients ready, and take out a sieve and a medium-sized bowl.

  1. Using a sieve or a sifter, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into the bowl.
  2. After all the dry ingredients are sifted, you will add the wet ingredients. Mix in the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract using a whisk. Mix until combined and smooth
  3. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spray it with butter-flavored cooking spray, and add about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
  4. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the top.
  5. Flip them over and cook them for about one minute on the other side. Serve them while hot.

Freeze Pancakes For Later:

To freeze the pancakes, make sure they are cold first. Do not attempt to freeze hot pancakes, or they will stick together.

After they have completely cooled off, place them into a freezer bag with a square of wax paper in between each one of them, so it is easier to take them out one by one. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

To reheat, take as many as you need out of the freezer and reheat in the microwave until hot. You can also reheat them in a toaster.

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Cooking Tips:

  1. Remember to let the batter rest for a bit. This gives the baking powder time to react and produce the fluffiest pancakes.
  2. If you want to add chocolate chips, add them directly to the batter.
  3. Cook your pancakes over medium heat. If you cook them over high heat, they will burn on the bottom before cooking in the middle.
Old-Fashioned Pancakes
Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

It’s a classic pancake recipe that you can upgrade by adding things like chocolate chips, chopped fruit, different flavored extracts, or anything you can imagine.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • Butter flavored cooking spray


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a medium-sized bowl
  2. Whisk in the milk, melted butter, beaten egg, and vanilla extract to the sifted flour mixture until combined and smooth. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  3. While the batter is resting, heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. When hot, spray with cooking spray and add about ¼ cup of batter per pancake. Cook on one side until bubbles form.
  4. Flip them over and cook for about a minute on the other side. Serve them immediately
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 14.7gProtein: 3g


Monday 22nd of May 2023

Absolutely delicious!


Wednesday 17th of May 2023

Thank you. These were yummy.


Sunday 23rd of April 2023

How do I keep the melted butter from clumping when I pour it into the mix

Rachel C

Saturday 11th of February 2023

These were perfect!! I subbed in 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and added blueberries. They were light and delicious with crispy edges. I will definitely use this recipe as my base.


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

I’m so glad to hear this! Thank you for your comment!


Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Oh my! Best pancakes ever. I added some of my sourdough starter! Delicious


Wednesday 4th of January 2023

That sounds perfect! Thanks!

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