Easy All-Purpose Pancakes

Jan Scott November 1, 2019
simple and easy all purpose homemade pancake recipe

Our favourite pancake recipe makes simple and perfect pancakes every time. Our favourite for many years.

Makes 6-8 pancakes

Be sure to read our 8 Tips for Making Perfect Pancakes.

This recipe pairs well with our Pancake Mini Muffins.

You’ll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla.
  • 3
    Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk until just combined, taking care not to over mix. A lumpy batter is fine.
  • 4
    Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with vegetable oil (a pastry brush is good for this).
  • 5
    For each pancake, ladle a few tablespoons of batter onto the skillet, using the back of the ladle to spread batter into a round.
  • 6
    Cook until the surface of the pancakes begins to bubble and a few have burst, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • 7
    Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in a preheated 250°F oven. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. Serve warm with desired toppings.
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