This is a recipe for fluffy American pancakes, perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix, as this can make the pancakes tough.
- Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
- Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the skillet or griddle.
- Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the edges begin to look set.
- Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more melted butter to the skillet or griddle as needed.
- Serve the pancakes hot, topped with your favorite toppings such as butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.
Enjoy your delicious fluffy American pancakes!