How to Make Pancakes From Scratch

Making the ideal breakfast doesn’t have to be a laborious endeavor, and you don’t need to be an expert at pancake making to enjoy delicious ones every morning. Here are some tips that will help you make them from scratch and prevent common errors like over or undermixing the batter.


Pancakes are an incredibly simple to make and delicious treat that you can customize with your favorite ingredients. From fruit to chocolate chips or nut butter – the possibilities are endless!

To begin, sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Make a well in the center and stir in milk, egg and melted butter; continue mixing until combined.

When you’re ready to cook the pancakes, heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles appear on top and edges are dry, about 2-3 minutes.

Flip your pancake over with a spatula as soon as it begins to bubble. Be sure to cook them slowly so both sides are cooked through; when finished, serve with maple syrup and any desired toppings! These fluffy, light pancakes can be made quickly with pantry ingredients in no time!


Making pancakes requires several steps for optimal taste and texture. Mixing dry ingredients, adding wet ingredients, then cooking on a hot skillet or griddle are the essential steps to getting your desired outcome.

When making multiple pancakes at once, using a griddle is recommended; however, if you don’t feel like investing in one, using an electric large skillet will work just as well – just be sure to grease it lightly beforehand.

Once the heat is on and the pan is heated, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto it. Cook until edges look dry and bubbles start forming on top; then carefully flip and cook until other side is browned.


If you want to create pancakes that are fluffiness and better, there are a few tricks you can try. These include sifting the dry ingredients together, resting the batter, and using an egg.

No matter if you’re making crepe-like European pancakes or thick American ones, these straightforward recipes can be adjusted to achieve the desired outcome.

Mixing dry and wet ingredients together creates chemical bonds in the batter that trap carbon dioxide gas from the air, giving your pancake its signature rise like bread while giving it its chewy texture.

For fluffiness pancakes, do not overmix the batter. Doing so can cause gluten proteins to form and result in dense pancakes instead of light and fluffy ones.


For a delicious stack of pancakes, you must cook them properly. It is an art that requires patience and all your senses – a delicate balance.

Begin by preheating your skillet or griddle to medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil, if necessary.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, leaving plenty of space between each pancake. Keep an eye on them as they cook; when bubbles begin to rise and pop on top, it’s time to flip them.

Once flipped, cook for another two minutes on the other side.

Make these pancakes extra special by adding sliced bananas to the batter before cooking. Not only will this give them an attractive texture, but a subtle banana flavor that develops as they cook.