Homemade Pancakes

Homemade Pancakes

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 large eggs - separated
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup milk (plus some for consistency)
  • 1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Beat the egg whites until stiff - set aside. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and salt until well combined. Add baking powder, beat until just mixed. Add flour, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat until smooth (try not to over-mix).

Gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Let batter sit for 15 to 30 minutes prior to cooking.

In a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat, melt 2 teaspoons butter.

Dollop batter in 1/4 cup to 1/3 portions per pancake. Once the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges appear dry, flip the pancakes and cook the other sides to golden brown. Add additional butter to pan for each batch of pancakes.

Serve hot with your favorite topping.

Homemade Pancakes

A reliable, well-reviewed recipe for basic homemade pancakes from scratch. Over 200 breakfast lovers have given this recipe a top rating.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Violet86 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Homemade Pancakes?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 214 votes.

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From plinko
Rating (out of 5):  

Wow. Great recipe.

Comment submitted: 3/7/2020 (#20927)

From Dan-O
Rating (out of 5):  

Best basic pancake recipe that I've found so far. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 7/31/2019 (#20818)

From privie
Rating (out of 5):  

Just made these now. I love them, they are soooo fluffy. I added some cinnamon. Definitely a keeper, thank you!

Comment submitted: 7/5/2017 (#20350)

From Bhumi
Rating (out of 5):  

I tried it today :)

Comment submitted: 10/24/2016 (#20088)

From Lyse
Rating (out of 5):  

It was really good.

Comment submitted: 6/13/2016 (#19970)

From Breakfast Child
Rating (out of 5):  

Easy enough for a child to make.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2016 (#19962)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Lesanti (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

The best pancakes ever!

Comment submitted: 5/7/2016 (#19913)

From Gabby
Rating (out of 5):  

This is the best recipe for homemade pancakes that I've ever tried so far.

Comment submitted: 11/13/2015 (#19649)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom jananmary (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

OMG... this is a totally awesome recipe. I will make over and over again. Just fluffy and light. It sure is a keeper.

Comment submitted: 10/19/2014 (#19063)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom MamaWelker (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

The only reason this gets a five is because there is no six. My six year old who only eats frozen waffles for breakfast ate two.

Comment submitted: 6/22/2014 (#18909)

From shirazlady

I'm going to try this for a valentines breakfast treat for hubby on Friday with strawberries, blueberries and banana. Will rate later. Enjoy Valentine's everyone!

Comment submitted: 2/8/2014 (#17304)

From Bob Steve

Making it now... sounds great.

Comment submitted: 1/7/2014 (#17239)

From iTz Mee
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good. Thank you, bro.

Comment submitted: 9/21/2013 (#16580)

From M. Fizz
Rating (out of 5):  

My first experience making real(!) pancakes - they were excellent.

Comment submitted: 7/31/2013 (#16218)

From H. Stewart
Rating (out of 5):  

I used my new pancake maker - the one you see on TV where you flip it over. Amazing recipe!

Comment submitted: 1/26/2013 (#15106)

From Linda
Rating (out of 5):  

Very light but also very tasty, some of the best I have ever tasted. Don't need much of anything on top.

Comment submitted: 9/15/2012 (#14424)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom esther (Team Breakfast Member)

It was very tasty. Loved it.

Comment submitted: 9/15/2012 (#14412)

From richmond12
Rating (out of 5):  

First time I made these. AMAZING. My family absolutely loved them. Definitely having them again. :)

Comment submitted: 9/4/2012 (#14385)

From Coco Ruby
Rating (out of 5):  

They came out great. Thanks for the recipe Violet!

Comment submitted: 8/30/2012 (#14330)

From Micheala
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm only 12 but this recipe is really good. I just made a batch and I recommend some fresh nutmeg.

Comment submitted: 7/23/2012 (#14180)

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