This old fashioned pancakes recipe makes the best homemade pancakes from scratch. The thick, fluffy pancakes are a delight to eat and super simple to make.
About This Recipe
Old Fashioned Pancakes are soft and fluffy, thick flat cake-like dish that is fried from both sides in a pan and is made with an all-purpose flour batter. It is an all-time favorite breakfast dish and is an instant hit amongst everyone.
There is nothing more warm and comfortable than having delicious homemade pancakes. Add on some maple syrup or toppings of your choice on those thick flat cakes and dig into it.
This recipe is easy-peasy as all the ingredients are readily available in the kitchen and the method is also very simple.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl, give it a whisk and pour it on a hot pan till they are golden brown and they are ready to be served. Yes! That’s it 🙂
These Pancakes are,
- Easy to make
- Perfect for weekday breakfast
- Made from scratch
- Enjoyed sweet as well as savory
- Loved by everyone
All-Purpose Flour – The classic pancakes are made with All-Purpose Flour. For healthy alternatives, you can even use whole wheat flour or oats flour, but the texture will differ.
Milk – Milk is also used in the batter which results in fluffy and soft pancakes. For vegan purposes, you can even use Almond Milk instead of milk.
Vanilla Extract – This extract gives it a nice subtle hint of vanilla which also makes them smell really good. You can also use a pinch of cinnamon powder for more taste.
Other Ingredients – You will need more ingredients to make these old fashioned pancakes such as baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, sugar, and melted butter.
Step by Step Recipe
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Add sugar and mix well.
Add milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and mix just until combined.
Heat a non stick griddle over medium high heat and brush it with butter.
Pour a ladle full of batter on the hot griddle.
Cook the pancake on medium-low heat until bubbles start to form on the top surface and the pancake starts to brown from the sides.
Flip and cook until the other side is also golden brown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though preparing the pancake is an easier task however, the main query arises when to flip it. The batter must be poured on the pan that is kept on a medium flame.
The best time to flip the pancakes is when you see these two indicators.
– If you notice the edges turning brown on the underside of the pancake, then it’s an indication that the pancake needs to be flipped.
– When bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, then it means it is ready to be flipped.
Follow these indications and your pancake recipe will turn out perfect.
If maple syrup isn’t your thing, then you can add blueberry or chocolate chips to induce some flavor in the recipe. You can combine it in the batter or you can spread it on the base accordingly.
You can even slather these homemade pancakes with strawberry butter to enhance the flavor. Nutella is my all-time favorite to top these pancakes with.
If you want to make it even more fancy, top with some clotted cream or cream fraiche, honey, and seasonal fruits.
This pancake recipe is versatile as it can be used to make deliciously crispy waffles as well.
Waffles are made from a richer batter than pancakes, with an additional amount of fat being it egg or oil.
So add one extra egg and 1/2 tbsp butter to the pancake batter and voila, comes waffles.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt in a bowl and seal it in a plastic bag or a storage container.
When you are planning to use, add 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, and 1/4 cup melted butter to the pancake mix and make pancakes.
To make a pancake without baking powder, separate the egg white from the yolk. Add the yolk in the other ingredients.
Whisk the whites with sugar until stiff and then fold it in the pancake mix. It will give you fluffy pancakes without using baking powder.
If you prefer a vegan recipe then you can replace milk with water. Either milk or water, the recipe tastes delicious.
You can even use vegan milk like cashew milk, coconut milk, or soy milk to make these pancakes.
This recipe serves 4 people. If you half the recipe, it should be good for 2 people.
You can replace the milk in the below-mentioned recipe with buttermilk if you wish to.
If you don’t have buttermilk at hand, adding a few drops of lemon juice to milk and letting it rest for sometime convert it into buttermilk. Try it and let me know 🙂
Yes, these Pancakes freezes well. Once they are cooled down properly, stack them with a parchment paper in between each pancake and store in a ziplock freezer bag. They will stay good for about 3 months.
You can store Pancakes in an airtight container for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat them in a pan until they are properly hot and serve.
The addition of eggs in the batter makes them fluffy and makes the pancake rise. If you don’t eat eggs, you can even use flax or chia eggs instead. Even mashed banana works!
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Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 and 1/2 cups Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Butter (Melted)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Add milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and mix just until combined.
- Heat a non stick griddle over medium high heat and brush it with butter.
- Pour a ladle full of batter on the hot griddle.
- Cook the pancake on medium low heat until bubbles starts to form on the top surface and the pancake starts to brown from the sides.
- Flip and cook until the other side is also golden brown.
- Make other pancakes the same manner.
- Serve hot with your choice of topping.