Try out our super quick and easy pancake recipe; these brown sugar pancakes are so delicious they will be gone right before your eyes!
If you love McDonald’s breakfast hot cakes, then you are really going to love these pancakes. They taste just like the goodies from the drive through.
These pancakes are made with brown sugar and vanilla extract, it’s a different way of making pancakes but it really does re-create the basic pancake recipe!
This will become a sure favorite in your house, just like it has in mine; enjoy!
How To Make Brown Sugar Pancakes
These pancakes are just as easy to make as the mix you buy in a box. If you know how to measure, pour, and mix, then you can make these tasty flapjacks.
What You Need
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Here’s what you’ll need from the store before you begin. All the exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Homemade Pancake Tips
If you follow the steps in the printable recipe card, you can’t fail. They are that easy to make. Even so, I have some more tips that will help you out too.
Let the Batter Sit
As highlighted in the recipe card below, allowing the batter sit for 10 minutes makes your pancakes the fluffiest it can possibly be! This is because it gives the baking powder time to create bubbles that make the pancakes nice and airy.
Freeze The Extras
No Need To Separate The Wet and Dry Ingredients
The best part about this recipe is that there’s very little clean-up involved. You can make the batter in one bowl: just be sure to start with the dry ingredients and work in the wet ingredients afterward.
Are There Any Ingredient Alternatives?
Feel free to replace the milk with your milk of choice: almond, coconut, or oat. You don’t have to change the amount. Just remember to always use unsweetened milk. Since the pancakes are made with brown sugar, they are already sweet enough without adding even more sugar from the sweetened milk alternative.
Grease or Butter The Skillet
To prevent your pancakes from sticking, always spray the skillet with nonstick spray or add some butter and let it melt first. I prefer to use full-fat butter because it gives the pancakes and nice and crispy coloring and a little extra flavor.
Easy Brown Sugar Pancakes
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Next, add the wet ingredients into the bowl: egg, milk, vanilla and oil. Mix together thoroughly and allow the batter to sit and rest for about 10 minutes
- Add butter to a non-stick pan and allow to melt over medium heat.
- Add pancake batter to the heated pan, making each pancake about 4 inches in diameter.
- When the pancake starts to pop bubbles, flip over and cook on the other side for about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve and top with your favorite pancake garnishes.
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