Fluffy American Pancakes

fluffy american pancakes

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


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix, as this can make the pancakes tough.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  5. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the skillet or griddle.
  6. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the edges begin to look set.
  7. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more melted butter to the skillet or griddle as needed.
  9. 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!

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