Classic Pancake Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On September 28, 2022


Level: Easy

Time: 20min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Classic Pancake Recipe Overview

As a close second behind scrambled eggs and omelettes, pancakes are fan favorite for a brunch or snack. This homestyle pancake recipe yields 5-6 tender, delectable pancakes with a fluffy texture. I used butter and a classic blueberry sauce as topping for my test plate here and got to say, these will probably be my go-to home recipe whenever making pancakes – which are a close second to my favorite omelette recipe.

Kitchen Tools For This Classic Pancake Recipe:

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

  • Whisk

  • Frying pan

Classic Pancake Recipe Ingredients & Shopping List:

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups

  • Whole milk – 2 cups

  • 1 Egg

  • Kosher salt – 2 teaspoons

  • Brown sugar – 1 teaspoon

  • Baking Powder – 2.5 teaspoons

  • Butter – 2 tablespoons

Tools For This Classic Pancake Recipe from scratch.

Classic Pancake Recipe Ingredients

How to Prepare Classic Pancakes Recipe Cooking Guide

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend all evenly.

    Classic Pancake Batter

    Mix Flour + Salt + Brown Sugar + Baking Powder

  2. Add the milk, egg and melted butter while vigorously whisking to blend all into a creamy batter. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes to allow the flour to become hydrated.

    Dump pancake batter in frying pan

    Pour the Pancake Batter in the Pan.

  3. Preheat a frying pan with oil, until hot. Spoon dollops of batter into the pan and let them cook until bubbles appear and start to pop. Flip the pancakes and cook until done. Remember to be just a little careful when turning.

    Picture of Classic Pancake Recipe

    Easy Classic Pancake Recipe When Ready.

  4. Repeat this process until the batter is used.

You can also use the same batter to make some crepes since the batter is interchangeable.

Common Questions About How to Make Classic Pancakes

What flour do I use? All purpose flour is best. However if you would like to make a gluten free pancake you can use rice flour, or almond flour for preparing a keto pancake recipe.

How do I store my classic pancakes? Store your pancakes in a refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to a few days or cover with plastic wrap, layer with parchment paper – and freeze.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.