This pancake recipe is a simple and delicious way to start your day off right. This is a timeless favorite that will satisfy all of your pancake cravings, whatever time of day they arise. If you’re a breakfast enthusiast, don’t miss out on trying our homemade French Toast for another tasty option!

An easy pancake recipe creates a stack of pancakes with maple syrup.

Cooking Tips

These simple tips will ensure the perfect pancakes, every single time!

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: For a smoother texture, ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before blending them into the batter.
  • Butter: Melt the butter and let it cool slightly before adding it to the batter. This ensures that it distributes evenly throughout the mixture, imparting rich flavor and moisture to the pancakes
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder is a key leavening agent in pancake batter, responsible for the pancakes’ rise and fluffiness. Over time, baking powder can lose its effectiveness, so make sure to check the freshness first.

Optional Toppings

Experiment with different toppings to elevate this easy pancake recipe. From fruity syrups to decadent spreads like Nutella, the possibilities are endless! Get creative and customize your pancakes to suit your taste preferences.

An easy pancake recipe creating a fluffy stack of pancakes topped with butter and maple syrup.

Can You Freeze This Pancake Recipe?

Absolutely! Prepare extra pancakes to freeze for later convenience. Follow these steps:

  1. Allow cooked pancakes to cool completely.
  2. Place the cooled pancakes on a baking sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes to prevent sticking.
  3. Transfer the slightly frozen pancakes to a labeled freezer bag, ensuring to include the date. They can be stored for up to 3 months.
  4. Microwave the frozen pancakes for about a minute or until heated through. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy a quick and delicious breakfast anytime!

A stack of pancakes with maple syrup.

Homemade Pancake Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Enjoy the nostalgia of homemade pancakes with this easy-to-follow recipe. No matter the occasion, these pancakes are sure to hit the spot!


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • Maple syrup, for topping
  • unsalted butter, softened, for topping


  • In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, add the egg, milk, and butter. and whisk together to combine.
  • Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Do not overmix, some lumps are ok.
  • Preheat a nonstick griddle to 300°F and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Pour ⅓ cup of batter onto the griddle and spread the pancake into an even circle, about 4 inches wide.
  • Working in batches, cook the pancake on one side for 3-4 minutes, or until the bubbles on the surface of the pancake start to pop and the bottom is golden brown.
  • Flip over the pancakes and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Repeat with the remaining pancake batter.
  • Serve warm, topped with softened butter and maple syrup.

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