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The Perfect Homemade Pancake Recipe is easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. This recipe can easily be turned into a pancake mix or into buttermilk pancakes as well. It’s the perfect versatile all-in one recipe. 

Stack of eight pancakes with a pat of butter getting syrup drizzled on it on a white plate..

This is the perfect pancake recipe. They are light, fluffy, and only require simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your kitchen. Please review the following information for tips and frequently asked questions as well as view the video demonstration below. You will find the printable recipe card at the bottom.

How do I make this recipe into buttermilk pancakes?

You can easily substitute buttermilk in place of the milk in this recipe to turn it into a buttermilk pancake recipe. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can also use buttermilk substitutes.

How do I make this recipe into a pancake mix?

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag or sealable storage container for storage. When ready to use mix with 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and you will need 1 3/4 cup of the pancake mix to combine with the wet ingredients.

Can I add blueberries or chocolate chips to these pancakes?

Yes! Blueberries or chocolate chips can be folded into the pancake batter, or you can add them in after you scoop the batter onto a griddle to form designs or patterns. Use up to 1/2 cup of either blueberries or semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe.

How do I know when to flip my pancakes?

Pancakes should be cooked on a flat surface over medium high heat. When bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to lose their shine, you’ll know it is time to flip. Your pancake should be golden brown on each side.

Can I use whole wheat flour in this recipe?

Yes! Whole wheat flour can be used interchangeably in this recipe. Please keep in mind that the use of whole wheat will make for a more dense pancake. You can use partial whole wheat to retain a bit of fluffiness.

What should I serve on my pancakes?

Maple syrup is a classic topping option for pancakes. Many people also top their pancakes with a pat of butter. You can also use fresh fruit and whipped cream, or other types of syrups. Our personal favorite here at The Stay At Home Chef is our famous Liquid Cinnamon Roll Syrup. It tastes just like a cinnamon roll in liquid form!

Stack of eight pancakes with a pat of butter getting syrup drizzled on it.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other pancake variations:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTubeFacebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Stack of eight pancakes with a pat of butter getting syrup drizzled on it.
The Perfect Homemade Pancake Recipe is easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. This recipe can easily be turned into a pancake mix or into buttermilk pancakes as well. It's the perfect versatile all-in one recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk in milk, eggs, and melted butter just until combined.
  • Preheat a flat griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto griddle. Let pancakes cook until bubbles form before flipping.
  • Cook other side until golden brown. Serve hot with syrup.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pancakes

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Hamidah Ahmad

The best pancake recipe ever. I add vanilla essence and mashed bananas.
All the way from Malaysia.

5 stars
I absolutely love all your recipes….thank you for sharing!


5 stars
This is one of the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten. Why would anyone use a dry old packaged mix? I did needed to add another cup of buttermilk. We like them with a few chocolate chips laid on the pancake shortly before flipping then stacking them on our plates and top them with karo syrup. Delicious!!

Emily Indo

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Exactly what I needed for dinner tonight. Thank you! Paired the pancakes with peppered bacon and rosé.


I just happened to have buttermilk home and woke up to this recipe in my inbox. When I say these are the BEST pancakes – I kid you not they are freaking delicious!!! I put a little riff on them as I’m sure everyone does. I added a little vanilla, 1/4 c cornmeal, 1/4 cooked quinoa and a little chopped walnuts. I happened to have all this readily available. It still would be amazing without any riffs!! It’s the texture and flavor. I am 60 so I have made plenty of pancake recipes but this will be my go to… Read more »

Blanca Perez

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Best pancakes I’ve had. Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m old school so I can‘t stand “complete” pancake mix (my daughter and husband buy it). Now, thanks to you, I will never buy pancake mix again!

I love this recipe. I think it is the best homemade pancake recipe that I have ever used. I forwarded it to my daughters and they agree.

5 stars
I never thought I could make a Pancake by myself. This is amazing, Keep it up.

Brenda Brown

They are so good. We had them for supper.

5 stars
there is no better pancake

Myneko Broadhurst

5 stars
Had to come back and say how much I love these pancakes! These pancakes were so easy to make. I added some brown sugar and vanilla to my batch. My family loves these pancakes. Thank you!

Myneko Broadhurst

5 stars
LOVE THESE PANCAKES!! I have always had a hard time finding easy recipes that taste good. I am not a natural cook and these pancakes make me feel like I can really cook. I always used the boxed pancakes but no more! This is my second recipe here and I am in love with this site. I have a number of them in my recipe box and I plan to get cooking.


Simply the best pancake recipe!
Super delicious…

Shelly BoBelly

5 stars
My favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes!

alison forde

done these the best ever pancake ever tasted

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