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Basic Pancakes

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  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x


A classic, American breakfast treat. Light, fluffy pancakes served up with lots of butter and maple syrup, of course.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted plus additional for greasing pan
  • Dash of vanilla extract


  1. Mix dry ingredients: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients: Combine egg, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix wet & dry: Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in butter. Do not over-mix. Let batter rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Cook pancakes & serve: Heat nonstick pan or griddle over medium low to medium heat. Lightly grease pan with butter. Using a ¼ cup measure or ladle, scoop batter onto pan. Flip when bubbles form around entire surface and pancake becomes lightly browned, about 1 minute. Cook another minute, or until lightly browned on reverse side and pancake rises slightly. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with warm maple syrup and additional butter, if desired. Enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Pan fry
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 6g