Thick and Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes

I like to consider myself a fairly decent at-home cook who can make meals even my extraordinarily picky partner enjoys eating (most of the time). I can serve up delicious spaghetti, stir-frys, and Mexican-esque bowls, but two foods I’ve truly struggled with are salmon and pancakes. Ew, probably gross to combine the two in one sentence, huh? However, back in February when I put together a cute lil at-home Valentine’s Day celebration for my partner, I attempted homemade pancakes that actually turned out AMAZING. I used the first recipe for pancakes I found on the ol’ Google and am now eternally grateful for allrecipes’ listing for “Good Old Fashioned Pancakes.” The pancakes turned out thick, fluffy, perfectly sweet, and full of flavor. Obviously boxed mixes are easier and more convenient to use, but I now can’t think of anything better than these golden, crispy on the outside, light on the inside breakfast pancakes with my favorite toppings! I hope you like them too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk *I added a bit more milk than the recipe called for because my batter was initially way too thick
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Heat butter in microwave to fully melt
  2. Grab a giant mixing bowl and after measuring, pour in flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
  3. Stir dry ingredients well
  4. Add measured milk, butter, and egg to bowl and mix til almost fully incorporated
  5. Be sure NOT to over-mix or else end up with chewy pancakes
  6. Heat up a large pan on medium-high heat
  7. Add a pad of butter to cover the pan
  8. Measure around 1/4 cup of batter and scoop onto pan, flattening slightly to create more surface area
  9. Continue scooping and plopping batter on pan
  10. Add ingredients of choice to batter while cooking (I love mini chocolate chips, diced strawberries, and rainbow sprinkles in mine)
  11. Wait til small bubbles form on top of pancakes before attempting to flip them
  12. Flip and serve stacked and topped with more toppings, syrup, and whipped cream!
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