Pancakes from scratch are easy, delicious, and will be the star of the breakfast table. Whether you want a classic pancake recipe or opt for the buckwheat or buttermilk variations, prepare to dig into one of the most delicious homemade pancakes you've tasted. Just add fresh fruit and maple syrup (or whatever your desired topping), serve, and enjoy.

Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
14 mins
8 to 10 four-inch or 36 two-inch pancakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture; set aside.

  2. In another medium mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, and cooking oil. Add egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

  3. For standard-size pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. For dollar-size pancakes, pour about 1 tablespoon batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or till pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm.

Buckwheat Pancakes:

Prepare Pancakes as above, except substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup buckwheat flour for the all-purpose flour; substitute brown sugar for the sugar. Nutrition Facts per serving: 111 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)

Buttermilk Pancakes:

Prepare Pancakes as above, except reduce baking powder to 1 teaspoon and add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to dry mixture; substitute buttermilk or sour milk for the milk. Add additional buttermilk to thin batter, if necessary. Nutrition Facts per serving: 111 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)

Keep Homemade Pancakes Warm

Keep cooked pancakes warm while you cook the rest by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet and keeping in a warm oven (200°F to 250°F) 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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