If you are craving fluffy pancakes and looking for an easy pancake recipe that does not take eons, then you are at the right place.
Pancakes are really easy to make than you think. They only require a few ingredients that you probably have in your Kitchen.
These pancakes take just a few minutes from preparation to serving. With such little time and an easy preparation process, these cakes can be a perfect breakfast option for everyone from busy, stay-at-home moms to office-going individuals.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the recipe for easy and fluffy pancakes.
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon white powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt or as per taste
Instructions for an easy pancake recipe
Mix all the dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together and sift in a bowl.
Make a well at the center of the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients like milk, melted butter, and egg. Whisk this until no clumps remain and the batter forms a paste-like consistency.
Heat a griddle or pan over medium heat and brush some oil or melted butter (you can avoid this if you have a high-quality non-stick pan).
Pour the batter using a scoop or ladle in the middle of the pan and spread it out. Keep the right thickness of your pancakes so you can feel the fluffiness.
Cook this until the bubble forms edges become dry. This will take around 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip the cake with a spatula. Cook the other side until it becomes crisp and golden brown.
Serving the pancakes
Maple syrup or honey is the best way to have these delicious pancakes in the morning. You can also top some fruits like blueberries, strawberries, or other fruits of your choice.
Scrambled eggs, baked bacon, southern fried apples, egg bites, cheesy grits, and smoothies go fine with this quick and easy pancake recipe.
Some tips to make delicious pancakes
Use fresh ingredients
Always use fresh ingredients over store-bought ready-to-mix pancake mixes. Check the expiry date before using. Expired baking power won’t be able to create fluffy pancakes.
Don’t whisk for too long.
Whisk your batter only until you see no lumps. Whisking more than that will form gluten, which makes your pancakes chewy. As a result, your pancakes won’t be as fluffy as you want them to be.
Let your batter rest.
Resting your batter for 10 minutes allows baking powder to create tiny carbon dioxide bubbles. This will make fluffier pancakes.
Don’t press cakes.
Avoid pressing pancakes with a spatula after flipping. This will burst those tiny bubbles inside, making them more dense and gummy.
Cool down pancakes on a rack.
When your pancakes are ready, place them on a wire rack, spaced out individually. Keeping this way rather than piling them on top of one another will ensure enough air circulation to prevent them from sticking together and becoming gummy.
How can I store leftover pancakes or pancake batter?
Refrigerating pancakes will allow you to store them for a few days. But if you plan to save them longer than that, it is better to freeze them.
For this, let your pancakes completely cool down before you put them in the refrigerator. You can also save pancake batter for up to two days in the freezer.
How to reheat leftover pancakes?
If you are reheating pancakes in an oven, set it to 350 degrees. Place your pancakes on a rimmed sheet pan.
Reheating may take around 6 to 10 minutes if you are doing it with frozen pancakes. However, refrigerated pancakes will take less time than this.
Can I avoid sugar in this pancake recipe?
Most pancake recipes require only a small amount of sugar. We have used only 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar for this recipe, but it plays a significant role in the batter. You can avoid sugar if you want, but your pancakes will be more rubbery in texture.
Can I use water or vegan milk instead of dairy milk?
Unsweetened vegan milk can be a great alternative to dairy milk. Water can be added, but the pancakes won’t be as rich and flavorful.