Homemade Pancakes

Try these easy Homemade Pancakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! Learn how to make fluffy pancakes that cook up soft and light. 

Try these Amish Griddle Cakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! This pancake recipe is quick bake cook up fluffy and soft.

Homemade Pancakes

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.

Try these Amish Griddle Cakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! This pancake recipe is quick bake cook up fluffy and soft.

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!

 Try these Amish Griddle Cakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! This pancake recipe is quick bake cook up fluffy and soft.

What can I add to pancake mix to make it better?

You will love some of our other pancake recipes:

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
  • Honey
  • Yogurt

We LOVE this pancake griddle for easy pancake making!

Homemade Pancakes Recipe with syrup and butter
Homemade Pancakes Recipe with syrup and butter

Homemade Pancakes

5 from 3 votes
Try these Homemade Pancakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! This pancake recipe is quick bake cook up fluffy and soft.
Servings 10
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Video

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 186mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 134
Keyword best pancakes, easy breakfast, easy pancakes, fluffy pancakes

Try these easy Homemade Pancakes for a good, old-fashioned breakfast! Learn how to make fluffy pancakes that cook up soft and light. 

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Cherre Grunert
3 years ago

I always find it funny that people are amazed that I make my pancakes from scratch rather than a “mix.” I just tell them it isn’t really that hard and they taste so much better! I am definitely going to use your recipe! Thank you!

Paris
3 years ago

These pancakes we’re delicious
I cut the salt to 1/2 teaspoon
And added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
I need to watch the salt for
My Dad. I also added 1 whole banana.

Christine
3 years ago

What oil do ou recommend to use or cooking. I am British living in UK, so would appreciate you telling me which sort of oil you use in your recipes.
Thankyou

Mary
3 years ago

Can I add cooked bacon pieces?

Millie
2 years ago

5 stars
Yummy!

Chelsea
2 years ago

Have you ever mixed a couple batches of the dry ingredients together and then stored it to make morning prep easier?

We have made quite a few of your recipes and have loved them. Thanks for all your work!!

Hend
2 years ago

5 stars
Tried them, loved them. They are so easy to make and soooooo delicious. Thanks Lizzy ❤

Wanda Linville
2 years ago

Can’t wait to make these pancakes , in another recipe I have been using it recommends after stirring & leaving lumpy do not mix again. Let mix rest for 10 minutes then dip out amount & spoon into skillet. This keeps them light also. I do this and it works.

Nita
1 year ago

Our favorite pancake meal is your fluffy pancakes with homemade applesauce and good sausage patties or links.

John
1 year ago

5 stars
Love this recipe, I swap out the flour for whole meal as I have them so often I need something a little healthier, works just as good. The calorie count there is per serving right?

Carolyn Wallace
1 year ago

Ever tried this recipe with a gluten free flour mix? I am gluten free, really like your writing, and I bet these are delicious! Bob’s Red Mill makes a very good GF mix. Maybe I will try the recipe with that…. Thanks! Carolyn