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Classic American Pancakes

Get our foolproof recipe for classic American pancakes. Light, fluffy and all around delicious.
Makes 15-17 pancakes
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 345kcal


  • 2 eggs large
  • 500ml/2/ ¼ cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 315g/2 ¼ cups plain white flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 50g/1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla. Add half of the flour mixture and mix well to combine, then add the rest of the flour, salt, sugar and the baking powder. Mix well until no lumps remain.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave and drizzle over the batter, mix to combine. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp of oil, use paper towel or a brush to spread it evenly on the pan. Pour a ladleful of the pancake batter in the centre of the frying pan and let it spread outward to form a round pancake. Cook until the edges are dry and most bubbles on the surface of the pancakes poppes for approximately 3 minutes, then flip and cook for a couple of minutes longer. Repeat all all batter is gone. (Add more oil to the pan between every 2nd or 3rd pancake.)


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg