You'll Flip Over This Perfectly Easy Pancake Recipe

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Start your morning off right with this no-fail homemade pancake recipe.

We love breaking the rules, and are always eating breakfast for lunch or dinner. Pancakes are that fantastic-for-anytime-of-day bite. What better way to celebrate National Pancake Day today? Plus, it's the meal that can be perfectly plain or dressed up with berries, whipped cream and sweet maple syrup. This easy pancake recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like an expert.

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What You'll Need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Canola, peanut oil for frying or some plain ole butter

perfect pancake recipe

Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda).

perfect pancake recipe

Step 2: Melt the butter in the microwave, and let it cool slightly. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (egg, buttermilk, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract) until well combined.

perfect pancake recipe

Step 3: Slowly pour the egg mixture into the dry-ingredient bowl, and whisk until the batter smooth and lump-free. This should take a few minutes -- just don't overmix it. (You'll know you overdid it if the batter loses its thick consistency and becomes slightly runny.)

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Step 4: Heat 1 teaspoon of oil — or more depending on the size of the pan — in a large skillet over a medium flame. Once the oil is hot, but not smoking (about 45 seconds), use a 1/3 cup measure to scoop out the batter, and pour onto the pan. You can do a few at a time if you have a big enough pan, making sure not to overcrowd the pancakes.

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Step 5: Once bubbles form and the edges crisp (about 2 minutes), it's time to flip the pancakes. Cook on the other side for another 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed.

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Step 6: Now, add a pat of butter, pour on some syrup, and enjoy that stack of flapjacks. (You deserved it after all that whisking.)


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