Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

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American pancakes are a classic breakfast dish in the United States, made from a simple batter of flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and baking powder. They are fluffy, thick, and often served with butter and maple syrup. Some variations include adding chocolate chips, blueberries, or other fruits to the batter. American pancakes can be cooked on a griddle or in a nonstick frying pan. They are typically served hot and enjoyed as a sweet and filling breakfast option.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 9 min Total Time 19 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 350-400 calories per serving, depending on toppings Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl, beat the egg and then add the milk and melted butter, whisking until combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix; it's okay if there are a few lumps in the batter.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. If using a skillet, lightly coat with cooking spray or butter.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto the skillet or griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet or griddle as needed.
  8. Serve hot with butter and syrup, if desired.


  • This recipe makes about 3-4 pancakes, depending on the size.
  • You can adjust the thickness of the batter to your liking by adding more or less milk.
  • For a fluffier texture, separate the egg white from the yolk and beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. Fold the beaten egg white into the batter just before cooking.
  • These pancakes are best enjoyed fresh and hot off the griddle.
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