Basic Pancake Recipe

Basic Pancake Recipe

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Basic Pancake Recipe | Light and Fluffy | with step-by-step photos and description. Indulge in the ultimate fluffy pancake experience with our unbeatable recipe. These pancakes are not just light and fluffy but downright irresistible. Whether you prefer drowning them in syrup, spreading them with butter, or savouring them straight from the skillet, they make for a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch treat.

Picture this: a delicate, fluffy pancake, cooked to perfection in butter, then adorned with a generous drizzle of maple syrup or honey. Is there anything better than breakfast like this? These pancakes boast a golden, slightly crispy edge while maintaining a soft, tender center. The secret? It’s all in the baking powder combined with the buttermilk (or milk with vinegar) mixture, giving these pancakes their unbeatable fluffiness!

Basic Pancake Recipe

How to make pancakes fluffy and soft?

Typically, basic pancake recipes call for flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and eggs. To enhance the rise of the pancakes, vinegar is often added to activate the baking soda. Baking soda reacts most effectively when paired with an acidic component such as white vinegar or lemon juice. Alternatively, if you don’t have lemon juice available, you can substitute it with buttermilk, as indicated in the recipe. Additionally, a thicker batter consistency contributes to achieving fluffier pancakes.

What to Serve With Pancakes?

Butter, maple syrup, dates syrup, confectioners’ sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and fresh fruit are all delicious toppings for homemade pancakes. 

How to make basic pancake recipe?

Basic Pancake Recipe | Light and Fluffy | with step-by-step photos and description. Delightfully soft and fluffy on the inside, these pancakes are made even better when drenched in maple syrup or honey and topped with melted butter. Here are some key tips for cooking perfect pancakes: Begin by preheating a high-quality non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Once it’s heated, reduce the heat to low-medium and allow it to settle for approximately two minutes. Lightly grease the pan with a small amount of butter to prevent sticking.

Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the batter, ensuring evenly sized pancakes. Start pouring from the centre and continue in a slow, circular motion to achieve a rustic round shape. Allow the pancakes to cook thoroughly. Avoid rushing them on high heat or flipping them prematurely. Wait until the underside turns a beautiful golden brown colour and bubbles form on the surface before flipping. Once cooked, generously spread butter over the pancakes and serve with maple syrup or honey for a delicious breakfast treat.

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Basic Pancake Recipe

Course: MainCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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Basic Pancake Recipe | Light and Fluffy | with step-by-step photos and description. Indulge in the ultimate fluffy pancake experience with our unbeatable recipe.


  • 3/4 cup Milk

  • 1 tbsp Vinegar

  • 1 cup Maida

  • 3 tbsp Brown or White Sugar

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter


  • Firstly for making buttermilk, mix 1 tbsp vinegar with 3/4 cup of milk. Mix well and keep aside.Light Fluffy Blueberry PancakesLight Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
  • Take a bowl and add the dry ingredients one by one, 1 cup Maida, 3 tbsp Sugar, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Baking Powder and 1/2 tsp Baking Soda. Light Fluffy Blueberry PancakesLight Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
  • Mix them well using a whisk and a well in the centre.Light Fluffy Blueberry PancakesLight Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
  • Now add an egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp melted butter and the buttermilk kept aside. Light Fluffy Blueberry PancakesLight Fluffy Blueberry PancakesLight Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
  • Use a wire whisk to whisk the wet ingredients together first before slowly folding them into the dry ingredients. Gently mix together until smooth.Light Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
  • Smooth batter is ready.Basic Pancake Recipe
  • Set the batter aside and allow to rest while heating up your pan or griddle.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over low-medium heat and wipe over with a little butter to lightly grease pan. Scoop out 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the hot pan.Basic Pancake Recipe
  • When the underside is golden and bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip and cook until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.Basic Pancake Recipe
  • Serve with honey, maple syrup, fruit, ice cream or frozen yoghurt of your choice, or enjoy plain Basic Pancake Recipe


  • Use fresh ingredients. Check your flour and baking powder to make sure they haven’t expired or gone rancid.
  • Don’t over-stir. 
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