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.
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About This Recipe
Old Fashioned Pancakes are soft and fluffy, a thick flat cake-like dish that is pan-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 🙂
This recipe serves 4 people. If you half the recipe, it should be good for 2 people.
There are many variations of Pancakes that you can try, but an old fashioned pancake has its own charm. And no matter how delicious the others turn out, I always keep coming back to this one.
You can top it with your favorite toppings, be it sweet or savor, everything tastes delicious with these Pancakes.
These Old Fashioned 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.
You can also use a combination of both these flours to make the pancakes. But I love the softness and taste of the one made with all-purpose flour more and it is a favorite at home too.
Milk – Milk is also used in the batter which results in fluffy and soft pancakes. For vegan purposes, you can even use Almond Milk or any other plant-based milk that you would prefer.
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.
Sugar – You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste and preference. You can even use brown sugar, which makes it the pancakes moist.
Other Ingredients – You will need more ingredients to make these old fashioned pancakes such as baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, and melted butter.
These ingredients combined make the pancakes soft and fluffy, so do not miss any of them. You can always use a substitute for the ingredients if you do not have the same.
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.
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 ½ tablespoon 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 ¼ cup melted butter to the pancake mix and make pancakes.
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!
It all depends on your batter. If the batter is too thick, then the pancakes will be sluggish and undercooked from inside. If the batter is too thin, they will spread out on the pan and won’t fluff up.
The batter should be thick, but when you drop it from the spoon, it should be able to run slowly and nicely off of the spoon. If you have a few lumps its fine, but its always good to smooth it ours for perfect Pancakes.
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 or peanut butter to enhance the flavor. Nutella is my all-time favorite to top these pancakes with. I also like to top it with some fruits and homemade caramel syrup. Yum!
If you want to make it even more fancy, top with some clotted cream or cream fraiche, honey, and seasonal fruits. You can also add in some granola or nuts if you want to add that much-needed crunch.
Berries, Nuts and Chocolate Chips – You can add them in the batter itself or top the pancake with these after spreading too.
Fruits – I sometimes like to layer a few thin slices of strawberry or banana onto the wet batter, once it is spread on the skillet. Then flip the pancakes and let it cook from both the sides.
Lemon Zest or Cinnamon – Add in some lemon zest or cinnamon for that slight hint of flavour. It adds a unique taste to these old fashioned pancakes.
Whole Wheat Flour – Use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. You can also use a combination of both the flour. You can also add in oats, flax seeds etc for healthy alternative.
Without Baking Powder – 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.
Vegan – If you prefer a vegan recipe then you can replace milk with water. Either milk or water, the recipe tastes delicious.
You can use vegetable oil instead of butter, Flax or chia eggs instead of eggs, and plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk instead of dairy milk.
With Buttermilk – 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 🙂
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.
You can also store the Pancake batter in the fridge, in an air tight container.
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.
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Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 1 and ½ cups Milk
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ cup Butter (Melted)
- 1 teaspoon 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.