Try these easy Homemade Pancakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! Learn how to make fluffy pancakes that cook up soft and light.
I know how all of you like our Amish Cooking recipes, so we decided to share with you another of our family favorites. I love just about any kind of pancakes, but some are definitely better than others. What do I look for in pancakes? I look for light, soft, and fluffy cakes that are the right thickness (not too flat!) and, of course, taste perfect with lots of butter and syrup. Today we’ll teach you an easy pancake recipe and how to keep them light and fluffy!
What do you need to make a pancake?
Instead of running to the box pancake mixes, try making your own. Chances are you have all the ingredients on hand! Flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, oil, salt, milk. Of course you can add in a touch of vanilla or cinnamon if you’d like. But those are the basic ingredients needed.
Is it better to make pancakes with butter or oil?
We use oil inside the pancakes themselves. This makes the pancakes tender and cake-like. As far as frying the pancakes, butter will cause the pancakes to burn a little easier than oil, so watch the temperature if you choose butter to fry them in.
Is there a difference between baking soda and baking powder?
Both baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents, but they are not interchangeable.
What can I use to make pancakes fluffy?
This easy pancake recipe is not only good, but is really easy to make. After you mix the ingredients together, just spray the griddle with cooking spray and get cooking. Don’t know when to flip them? When they are ready to flip for the first time, they should be bubbly and puffy. Then, you’ll know they are done when they are a little brown on each side. When we make these, it is hard to even wait for them to hit the plate. I just like popping them in my mouth straight from the griddle. That’s just how good they are!
What can I add to pancake mix to make it better?
You will love some of our other pancake recipes:
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Ginger Spice Pancakes
- Honey Wheat Pancakes
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Cornmeal Pancakes
- Funfetti Pancakes
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes
What to put on pancakes instead of syrup?
100% pure maple syrup is a classic pancake topping, but what if you’re looking for something a little different to put on pancakes? Here are some ideas:
- Butter and brown sugar. Just try it. Trust me.
- Raspberry sauce
- Strawberry topping
- A drizzle of warm peanut butter
- Hazelnut spread
- Fresh fruit
- Powdered sugar
We LOVE this pancake griddle for easy pancake making!
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- Whisk all the ingredients just until smooth.
- Lightly grease a skillet with cooking spray, butter, or oil. Heat stovetop or griddle to 350 degrees.
- Fry each pancake until it is puffy and bubbly, turning to brown on the other side.
- Serve hot with butter and your favorite syrup!
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 10 pancakes, with 1 serving being 1 pancake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.