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Easy fluffy pancakes in a stack with maple syrup.

Easy Fluffy Pancakes

These Easy Fluffy Pancakes are an easy pancake recipe created in one bowl with 8 basic ingredients. Use baking powder and egg to make the fluffiest pancakes!
Course Breakfast, Pancakes
Keyword breakfast, fluffy pancakes, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 140kcal


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, scoop & leveled
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Prepare the Butter: First, melt the butter and set it aside to cool slightly. This is crucial to prevent the egg from cooking when mixed. The butter should feel just warm to the touch.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Then, whisk in the sugar and salt.
  • Combine Wet Ingredients: Gently pour in the milk, cooled melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined for about 20 seconds, being careful not to over-mix. Small lumps of flour are okay.
  • Rest the Batter: Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes. This resting time helps in creating a fluffier pancake.
  • Heat the Pan: Place a medium-sized non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat. Melt about 1-2 tablespoons of extra butter in it. Use a pastry brush or paper towel to lightly coat the base of the pan with butter.
  • Cook the Pancakes: Increase the heat to medium. Scoop up 1/4 cup of batter and pour it into the middle of the pan. Spread it gently into a 10cm (4 inch) circle with a spatula. Cook for 1 minute, then flip and cook for another 45 seconds. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter. Remember to brush the pan with butter before cooking each pancake.
  • Serve: Enjoy the pancakes warm, drizzled with maple syrup. Add toppings like fresh berries, citrus fruits, or ice-cream as desired.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg