Easy Pancake Recipe (VIDEO)

Amazing Easy Pancake Recipe! These fluffy pancakes turn out perfect and use ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. Make these homemade pancakes from scratch and get the approval of everyone in the family.

Try these other breakfast recipes: Ricotta Pancakes, the amazing Crepes with a Blueberry Sauce or the Pumpkin Spice French Toast.

Easy pancake recipe sprinkled with powdered sugar and fresh berries.

easy pancake recipe-

These quick and easy pancakes from scratch are fluffy and airy and come out perfect every time!  The center is so soft and doesn’t taste mushy or undercooked. Once you give this fluffy pancake recipe a try, you’ll never purchase store-bought pancake mix again.

Homemade pancakes stacked on top of each other with berries and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

how to make easy pancake recipe-

Making these fluffy pancakes is really easy and hassle-free. Sharing all the tips and secrets to the best pancake recipe!

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Mix until flour is incorporated.
  • Don’t overbeat the pancake batter. The batter should be smooth but will still have some lumps. Overbeating the batter will overdevelop gluten resulting in a flat and tough pancake.
  • Allow pancake batter to rest a few minutes after mixing the batter, allowing the gluten that was activated time to rest.
  • Be sure the skillet isn’t too hot. Heat the skillet then turn down to medium heat. Medium heat will allow the pancake to cook through and not burn the pancake.
  • A combination of butter and oil for greasing the pan results in best pancakes.
  • Don’t flip pancakes frequently. Once tops of pancakes start to bubble and burst, the pancake is ready to be flipped.
  • Clean the skillet after EACH batch! This will save you from burnt pancakes.
  • NOTE: A GRIDDLE works great for making pancakes.
  • NOTE: If you are making pancakes for an event and want uniform pancakes, this pancake MOLD is perfect for this purpose.

How to make pancake mix and cooking the pancakes.

how to serve pancakes?

The classic way to serve pancakes is with butter and syrup (Maple or classic). Fresh berries of choice, whipped cream, Nutella with bananas, pecans and maple syrup or even chocolate syrup are all great options as toppings for pancakes.

stuffed pancakes-

The pancakes can also be stuffed with so many different variations! Here are some of our favorite options:

  • Nutella
  • chocolate chip morsels
  • mixed berries cubed (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries)
  • blueberries with lemon

Easy pancake recipe made with butter and milk, syrup being poured in a stack of pancakes with berries.

how to freeze pancakes?

  • Pancakes are wonderful to freeze for busy mornings or lazy dinners. Once pancakes cool, transfer them to a freezer Ziploc bag and freeze.  REHEATING FROZEN PANCAKES: To reheat pancakes, thaw completely, reheat in a skillet on low heat.

I hope you enjoyed this easy pancake recipe! Don’t forget to leave us feedback below and tag us on social media, #ValentinasCorner. We love to see your creations. 🙂

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5 from 7 votes

Easy Pancake Recipe

The BEST Easy Pancake Recipe! These homemade fluffy pancakes turn out perfect and use ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. Great recipe on how to make pancake mix.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
rest time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancake recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Create a well in the center of the bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, egg, and melted butter. Pour mixture into well. Gently mix until combined.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp butter and a 1 tsp oil.
  • Using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter into skillet. Don't overcrowd the pan (I cook the pancakes in two batches). 
  • Clean skillet with a paper towel and repeat cooking process.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pancake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Calcium 235mg24%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Genevieve 10/20/2019, 11:52 am Link Reply

    Has anyone used a griddle? And what temperature (degrees) did you find made the best pancake?

    • Valentina's Corner 10/20/2019, 6:05 pm Link Reply

      You may definitely use a griddle. I’d keep the heat at med/high. Too high of heat will result in the insides uncooked and too low heat won’t let the pancakes fluff up and rise. Enjoy the pancakes, Genevieve. (p.s. Try the different toppings. :)..)

  • Lena 10/02/2019, 10:13 am Link Reply

    Mine arent as fluffy as yours…
    Follow the recipe exactly. I have made them multiple times but they never turn out nice and fluffy.. why could that be?

    • Valentina's Corner 10/02/2019, 12:11 pm Link Reply

      Few things, Lena. Is your baking powder good? Don’t overbeat the batter and lastly, maybe you spread out the batter too thin? If you add the batter and allow it to cook over med/high heat, the baking powder will allow it to rise as in the video.
      I hope that helps?

  • Olga 07/29/2019, 7:17 pm Link Reply

    They are the best and so easy and quick.

    • Valentina's Corner 07/29/2019, 8:41 pm Link Reply

      That makes me so happy, Olga. Truly does. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Yelena 07/20/2019, 12:13 pm Link Reply

    Does it have to be whole milk?

    • Valentina's Corner 07/20/2019, 12:45 pm Link Reply

      2% will work as well. I’ve not tested with skim milk and don’t know for sure. (Even half and half will work as well.) Enjoy, Yelena.

  • Deena 03/12/2019, 9:01 pm Link Reply

    Everyone needs a go-to easy pancake recipe at home! This one looks so simple and effortless! Definitely need to try it out 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 03/13/2019, 9:42 am Link Reply

      Deena, yes these are the best go-to pancakes! Thank you for visiting our online home! 🙂

  • Toria 03/12/2019, 2:26 pm Link Reply

    Such amazing pancakes, seriously love this pancake recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 3:59 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Toria. Not to be biased, but these are the BEST pancakes!

  • Lidia 03/12/2019, 2:26 pm Link Reply

    Love that syrup picture! what a great and simple recipe i have all these ingredients in my pantry too!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/15/2019, 10:42 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Lidia! I am so glad you enjoyed the Pancakes recipe. 🙂

  • Jessica 03/12/2019, 2:21 pm Link Reply

    I think this is the best pancake recipe I’ve made and I’ve tried a lot!! Thanks for posting! And what a great picture too 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 4:00 pm Link Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Jessica. Thank for taking the time to leave us feedback :)!

  • Jules 03/12/2019, 11:29 am Link Reply

    Everyone needs an easy and reliable pancake recipe! We have one that is permanently on our fridge door and comes from my mother-in-law. It gets used every Saturday but I am ready for a change. I can’t wait to try yours!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 12:49 pm Link Reply

      Jules, I hope you like these pancakes. This pancake recipe is so easy, and the batter is amazing!

  • Katya 03/11/2019, 8:04 pm Link Reply

    I love an easy pancake recipe! My kids favorite…especially on the weekends. (p.s. beautiful photos )

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 10:51 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the comment, I rather like how the images portray the recipe. Absolutely scrumptious! 🙂 Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • NatD 03/11/2019, 4:53 pm Link Reply

    I love your easy recipes for pancakes, they look so fluffy! I want to make them with my kids ASAP!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/13/2019, 9:50 am Link Reply

      Thank you! We love these easy pancakes.

  • Patoonya 03/01/2019, 5:14 pm Link Reply

    Wow this pancake recipe is great!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/01/2019, 6:30 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Patoonya. I love how fluffy the pancakes get. 🙂

  • Anna McNamara 02/18/2019, 8:34 pm Link Reply

    Yum!! We love pancakes around here!!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/19/2019, 12:38 am Link Reply

      Us too! There’s just something so comforting about pancakes and that the entire family can enjoy the recipe. =)

  • Becky Hardin 02/18/2019, 5:58 pm Link Reply

    Pancakes are always a hit here at our house. These pancakes are for sure the best ever!!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/19/2019, 12:48 am Link Reply

      Thanks for the awesome feedback, Becky. So glad you enjoyed the pancakes.

  • Pam Dana 02/18/2019, 4:44 pm Link Reply

    These easy pancakes were DELICIOUS!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/18/2019, 5:15 pm Link Reply

      Pam, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pancakes recipe. Thanks for the feedback.

  • lauren kelly 02/18/2019, 3:52 pm Link Reply

    Homemade pancakes are the best! This is a great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/18/2019, 4:17 pm Link Reply

      You just cannot beat fluffy homemade pancakes for breakfast, agreed! 🙂

  • Stephanie 02/18/2019, 3:46 pm Link Reply

    These were so fluffy and delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/18/2019, 4:18 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the awesome feedback, Stephanie. I love making pancakes with our kids, it’s a dish everyone can help make together.

  • Steph 02/16/2019, 12:14 am Link Reply

    These are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. I can’t believe they are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 02/16/2019, 12:20 am Link Reply

      Oh my, Steph. Thanks so much for the awesome review on our pancakes. 🙂 Makes me so happy.

  • Village Bakery 01/27/2019, 5:33 pm Link Reply

    Great recipe, Valentina. Made these this morning and they were great. -Joe

    • Valentina's Corner 01/28/2019, 12:52 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Village Bakery. So happy you enjoyed the pancakes recipe. :0)

  • larisa 11/06/2018, 2:52 am Link Reply

    Hi Valentina,
    Question about this recipe: What will be the difference in the taste or texture of the pancakes if I substitute buttermilk for whole milk? We usually have buttermilk on hand more than the milk.


    P.S. Pictures with berries on top of the pancakes bring out my saliva and make me feel my hunger. lol

    • Valentina's Corner 11/06/2018, 10:13 am Link Reply

      Larisa, buttermilk will make the pancakes taste even better! Just start out with 1 cup and add more as needed. The consistency of the batter should easily pour but not feel runny. 🙂 Let me know how you like them, it’ll be great for others who want to test with buttermilk. 🙂 Have a most blessed week.

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