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Basic Pancakes Recipe

Basic Pancakes Recipe

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How To Make Basic Pancakes

Classic and fluffy pancakes that are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Additional butter or oil for cooking pancakes


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then stir in the milk and melted butter.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; lumps are okay.

  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small pat of butter or a drizzle of oil.

  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot skillet for each pancake.

  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.

  7. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed.

  8. Serve the pancakes hot with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.


  • Calories : 297kcal
  • Total Fat : 9g
  • Saturated Fat : 5g
  • Cholesterol : 70mg
  • Sodium : 487mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 47g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugar : 10g
  • Protein : 8g
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