Easy Homemade Pancakes Recipe


Fluffy and perfect – this easy homemade pancakes recipe will replace your boxed mix! It is just as easy but tastes so much better.

Do you need a pancake recipe for brunch? Or maybe you are tired of the bland frozen pancakes and want to make homemade ones instead. No matter the reason, you just found the easiest and tastiest pancakes recipe!

Yes, it’s even easier than the boxed kind!

A stack of our delicious and easy homemade pancakes, topped with berry compote, sitting on a white plate and a fork

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Why It’s The Best

Why is this the best pancake recipe? We tested this recipe and even asked the pickiest kids to try them – and they got an astounding thumbs up!

Here are just a few reasons you’ll love this recipe:

  • Easy to follow – we separated the wet and dry ingredients and the recipe is perfect for beginners.
  • Simple Ingredients – this recipe uses ingredients you already have.
  • Classic taste – they taste just like the pancakes you remember as a kid.
  • Easy to change – add your favorite mix-ins (I’ll share my favorites below)
A stack of our delicious and easy homemade pancakes, topped with berry compote, sitting on a white plate and a fork

Kitchen Tools

You should have these kitchen tools with you before you begin:


This is what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step-By-Step Pictures

Here are the photos showing you how I made these tasty pancakes. I’ll share some tips a little further below.

Dry ingredients for pancake batter in a glass bowl surrounded by measuring cups and a whisk

Mix Dry Ingredients Separately

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Wet ingredients ready to be mixed to be made into pancake batter for easy homemade pancakes

Add The Wet Ingredients To Another Bowl

In a much larger bowl, mix the wet ingredients together.

Starting the batter to homemade pancakes in a glass bowl

Mix Them Together

Now you’re ready to make the batter! Slowly and carefully mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Don’t overmix them – this will create the chemical reaction that makes the pancakes fluffy.

batter to homemade pancakes in a glass bowl

Homemade Pancakes Tips

Here are some tips that will help you make homemade pancakes perfectly every single time.

Cooking pancakes in a non-stick skillet

Let The Batter Set

After you mix it all together, let it set for a few minutes. It will bubble a bit – this is good and it means your pancakes will rise.

A stack of our delicious and easy homemade pancakes, topped with berry compote, sitting on a white plate and a fork

Don’t Butter The Skillet

The key to cooking picture-perfect pancakes is a clean, well-heated skillet. Your non-stick skillet should be completed heated through (or else you risk the batter sticking) and without any type of grease/fat.

Use Your Favorite Toppings

The sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings for your pancakes. Feel free to tops yours with:

A stack of homemade pancakes on a white plate

Use Your Favorite Milk

If you’re lactose intolerant, make the pancakes with almond, oat, soy, or cashew milk. They will still be just as fluffy and tasty.

A stack of our delicious and easy homemade pancakes, topped with berry compote, sitting on a white plate and a fork

How To Store Homemade Pancakes

They taste best when you serve them fresh, but you can store them in the fridge and eat them later.

Store your cooked pancakes in an airtight container or food storage bag. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat your pancakes in the microwave.

How To Freeze Pancakes

These are the perfect pancakes to freeze, too!

Let the pancakes cool to room temperature. Then, wrap each pancake in wax or parchment paper and plate them in a freezer-safe food storage bag. Keep them in the freezer for up to six months.

Reheat them in the microwave or a toaster.

Aerial view of homemade pancakes with berry compote

Make it a meal with a batch of George Foreman Grill bacon and a mug of delicious homemade hot chocolate.

Taking a bite of homemade pancakes


Aerial view of homemade pancakes with berry compote
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Easy Homemade Pancakes Recipe

Print Recipe
Light and fluffy and made entirely from scratch – look no further for a perfect weekend breakfast recipe!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes




  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Skillet
  • Large Spatula


Add These to Make Batter

  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Mix Ingredients


  • In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of dry mix, 1 cup milk, 1 egg and the vanilla. Whisk well for a minute or so until batter is nice and smooth.
  • Melt a pat of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour in about 1/4 of a cup of the batter for a good standard sized pancake. Let cook until bubbles form on top of pancake then flip over with a large spatula. Cook on other side for about a minute or until golden brown.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast, fluffy and light, homemade pancakes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 94kcal
Aerial view of homemade pancakes with berry compote

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