These Fluffy Pancakes are thick homemade pancakes made from scratch that are melt in your mouth delicious.

I’ve tried so many pancake recipes and have never found a homemade pancake recipe that was worth keeping until I found this pancake recipe.

Fluffy pancakes and blueberries with syrup on a plate

FLUFFY PANCAKES

We have been on vacation for three weeks making the tour of friends and family on the west coast. Towards the beginning of our vacation we were still jet lagged in our favor, waking up at 7am for the day.

Now, we have over-adjusted and not one of my kids woke up before 10am this morning. To say we are in for a rude awakening when we travel back east this weekend is an understatement.

This morning we were supposed to go to brunch with my family but didn’t end up getting there until noon. The pancakes were okay but all I could think about is how much better these Fluffy Pancakes are.

Fluffy pancakes and blueberries with syrup on a plate

What makes the perfect pancake?

I’ve been searching for the perfect homemade pancake recipe and haven’t ever been satisfied. First, you have to decide what makes a pancake perfect to you.

For me, the perfect pancake is:

  • Thick, not flat.
  • Flavorful. It has to taste good all on its own. Anything tastes good when it’s drowned in syrup.
  • The texture must be tender. These pancakes melt in your mouth but still have enough sturdiness to be claimed as hearty.

HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY PANCAKES?

The trick to making fluffy pancakes is to use buttermilk or in this recipe we are making our own buttermilk from scratch essentially.

Do not overmix the batter. This will make the pancakes rubbery because you are developing the gluten in the batter.

CAN I DOUBLE THIS RECIPE?

Yes, in fact this recipe makes eight large pancakes which would only feed about 4 of my kids. You can double this pancake recipe and freeze extra if you need to.

Fluffy pancakes and blueberries with syrup on a plate

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Fluffy pancakes and blueberries with syrup on a plate
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Fluffy Pancakes

Thick and fluffy pancakes made from scratch. These homemade pancakes are melt in your mouth delicious. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar (can use lemon juice here as well. If you have buttermilk you can replace the milk and vinegar with 1 1/2 cups buttermilk)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour". It will look curdled.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk eggs and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Do not overmix!

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray or you can use butter. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.  Serve with syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you use medium heat. If your pan is too hot the outside will still brown but the inside will be runny. A lower heat is better to cook the inside. 

Source: adapted from Allrecipes

Thick and Fluffy Pancakes