Old Fashioned Pancakes


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. This step ensures your pancakes are lump-free and airy.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, beat together 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons melted butter. If you’re using vanilla extract, add 1 teaspoon to the mixture for an extra layer of flavor.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir just until the mixture is combined. It’s important not to overmix; a few lumps are okay and will help your pancakes to be fluffy.
  4. Preheat Your Skillet:
    • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil. The pan is ready when a drop of water sizzles upon contact.
  1. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Pour or scoop the batter onto the skillet, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 1-2 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side, another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve Hot:
    • Serve the pancakes hot off the griddle with your favorite toppings. Classic options include maple syrup, butter, fresh berries, or whipped cream.


  • Don’t Overmix: Overmixing the batter develops the gluten in the flour, making the pancakes tough. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Rest the Batter: If you have time, let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes after mixing. This allows the gluten to relax and the baking powder to start working, making for even fluffier pancakes.
  • Consistent Heat: Keep the skillet or griddle at a consistent medium-high heat. If the pancakes are browning too quickly, turn the heat down slightly.


Old Fashioned Pancakes bring a touch of nostalgia and simplicity to your breakfast table. They’re easy to make, utterly delicious, and perfect for customizing with your favorite flavors and toppings. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just looking for a comforting start to your day, these pancakes are sure to satisfy. Enjoy the warmth and joy of homemade pancakes any day of the week!

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