Pancakes are a classic breakfast staple that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They’re easy to make and can be customized with various toppings and mix-ins to suit your taste. In this article, we’ll go over the steps for making pancakes from scratch, as well as some tips for making the perfect pancakes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add the milk, melted butter or vegetable oil, and vanilla extract (if using). Mix until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Avoid over-mixing as this can lead to tough pancakes.
- Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Once hot, ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake.
- Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and the edges start to look set, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side.
- Serve the pancakes immediately with your favorite toppings and enjoy
Super tips !
- Don’t over-mix the batter. Mix until just combined to avoid tough pancakes.
- Let the batter sit for a few minutes before cooking. This allows the baking powder to activate and results in fluffier pancakes.
- Make sure the pan or griddle is hot enough before adding the batter. A hot pan will ensure that the pancakes cook evenly and don’t stick.
- Don’t press down on the pancakes while cooking. This can cause them to lose their fluffiness.
There are many variations of pancakes. Some people like to add blueberries, chocolate chips, or other mix-ins to the batter before cooking for added flavor and texture. You can also top pancakes with a variety of items like butter, syrup, fruits,
whipped cream, and more. With these tips, you should be able to make delicious pancakes at home in no time!
Finally, a note on batter consistency: The batter should be thick but pourable, if it seems too thick, add more milk or water, a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. A thicker batter will make taller pancakes, while a thinner batter will make flatter pancakes.
Enjoy your homemade pancakes!