Fluffy Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup shortening or butter, melted
- 1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg, milk and shortening; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown. Yield: 8 pancakes.
Reviews for Fluffy Pancakes
"My family loved this recipe the very first time I made it...can't say that about all pancake recipes I've tried. Topped it off with a homemade strawberry syrup?? Yummy"
"Very fluffy and so fast to put together. easy to dress up with vanilla and your favorite mix ins."
"Very lite pancake, better with blue berries.. I will make this again!"
"I made this recipe exact, I had to add more milk because the batter was so thick. Pancakes tasted better than boxed but not better than a restaurant. I will not make this recipe again"
"These were delicious and easy to throw together in a pinch! I doubled it for my family of 4."
"These had great flavor! I used mostly buttermilk because I had some to get rid of, but this is a good recipe to have when I only have milk."
"This is one of my favorite pancake recipes. Very simple and good. I will sometimes add vanilla or lemon juice to the recipe just for something different."
"I just tried these, and they were great !. I added toasted pecans to them !"
"easy and tasty. Very similar to the pancakes my mom used to make."
"easy and simple..i love it"
"great pancake recipe. Fluffy and yummy, and all ingredients that I have on hand. I butter the skillet instead of using cooking spray to give it a slightly crisp buttery outside."
"I couldnt find my "go to" recipe this morning so I tried these pancakes. They are the BEST!!! I added a tsp of vanilla and used butter instead of shortening with a bit more milk, and VOILE`... they were just perfect!!! So now these are my "go to" pancake recipe.... Simple and Deeeeeelicious!!!!!!!!!!"
"These are fabulous! Taste like box mix, but so much better! The batter is super thick so I always add a splash more milk to thin just a bit. Still stays nice and fluffy. I love that this recipe doesn't use buttermilk like most pancake recipes because I don't always have it on hand."
"I made these yesterday on a cold snowy New England morning. Wonderful! I agree with another reviewer that they are better than Bisquick. I'm glad I gave these a try. I will definitely make again!"
"Best from scratch pancakes!!! I've been trying different recipes and this one is it, no more looking. Nice and fluffy and simple to make."
"I think this is the recipe I used the other day. I used 3/4 c. of flour and substituted 1/4 c. of Quinoa flour for the remainder of the flour.They came out delicious and left me full of energy and a lasting feeling of fullness.I think this would make an excellent pancake for our children going off to school and their parents going off to work."
"These pancakes truly were light, fluffy, and delicious. I added about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients and 1 tsp vanilla to the wet ingredients. My family loves vanilla flavored pancakes. I also dropped fresh blueberries onto each pancake while the first side was cooking. I had a bit of trouble combining the melted shortening with the milk and egg. Ultimately, I heated the milk and shortening together in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then whisked them together vigorously while adding the egg. Not sure if that's the best technique, but I was pleased with the product."
"These pancakes had excellent flavor, plus being tender and fluffy. Will definately keep this recipe to make them again."
"These pancakes were way better than Bisquick box mix. They were way fluffier and delicious! My husband and 7 year old loved them too! The best part is the ingredients are things I always have on hand too!!"
"Yum! I doubled the batch and added 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Needed to add a little more milk to thin the batter. Turned out light and fluffy."
"I substituted Coconut oil for the shortening, absolutely my all time favorite pancakes. Thank You for sharing!"
"My ten year old daughter really loved these pancakes! She declared them the fluffiest ever! I have to admit that I agree. They were very simple to make, and delicious!I just made them for the second time, and they were just as good as the first! So I didn't just get lucky the first time!Both times, I've doubled the recipe.***Update - 2017-05-30***These have become my "go to" pancake recipe for sleepover breakfasts. Several of her friends have declared them the best pancakes ever. They're so easy, and so tasty!"
"These turned out tasty. I used butter instead of shortening and changed to gluten free all-purpose flour. I also added vanilla extract and used additional milk. I am looking forward to trying different variations on these like adding fruit!"
"the pancake looked like a potatoe pancake, would not brown."
"Theses are the best pancakes I have ever made! The kids and husband love them. The only thing I did to this recipe was added buttermilk just enough to make it more pourable. I have tried a lot of recipes and nothing compares to this one."
"These are the best pancakes I have ever made! I will never go back to frozen or a box again. This recipe doesn't take long at all and they turn out perfect everytime!"
"Really easy to make and taste great. No more boxed mixes for me :)"
"Have tried these now with several substitutes for the shortening - oil, canned pumpkin, sweet potato, applesauce & cinnamon, baby food fruit purees and all work great! Very versatile! Also buttermilk makes them even fluffier. These are our go to pancakes and loved by my toddler!"
"These taste great but fall apart"
"Very good recipe! I used white wheat flour and coconut crystals in place of sugar. Also added vanilla and cinnamon."
"Very good! I also subbed 2 T. of oil for the shortening, and it was plenty."
"Make sure to warm up your milk and to 'temper' the egg and butter so it doesn't congeal."
"I was looking for a good pancake recipe, I used this one added not quite a teaspoon of cinnamon, a dash of ground ginger and nutmeg and 1/4 of chopped pecans, they were awesome!"
"My family loves these pancakes, especially my five year old! Definitely making these again!"
"Great tasting pancakes. The family loved these."
"So simple to make and so delicious to eat...."
"I have been looking for a pancake recipe that my children could not get enough of. This is it. They are perfect!!!!"
"My two-year-old and I really enjoyed these this morning. Only alteration I made was adding a little vanilla extract. Otherwise, we kept it simple and as is. Delicious!"
"I substitute 1/4 c. canola oil for the melted shortening and it works great!"
"Good simple recipe"
"These are a family favorite, and they freeze really well too!"
"This was the best recipe ever for pancakes! I tried one morning and the kids loved them. I just need to double the recipe this time because it was not enough last time."
"Because of my sight, I am always leery about cooking certain foods; I cannot see down so I don't know if they are cooked...These pancakes were very good and a big confidence booster-Thanks!"
"This is my new favorite pancake recipe! Very few ingredients, easy to make....but so GOOD. Pancakes are super fluffly (much fluffier than the pic shows). The outside is a slightly crisp golden brown and the middle is a perfect dense "cake." This will be my Sunday morning pancake recipe from now on!"
"Love this recipe, very fluffy pancakes. A great way to start the day!"
"i love pancakes i eat them almost everyday, sometime i will put strawberry pie filling on top, they are so good"
"YUM our girls say they are a favorite before school. Make ahead and put in the frig..."
"our favorite pancakes, wayyyy better than store mixes...my 11 yr old son makes them its that easy, and we use 1/4 c oil, and more milk"
"This was a wonderful recipe! It's light, a bit flaky, and overall delicious. I made it for my dad. He loved it and keeps asking me to make it everyday . It's so easy to make!"
"really good, i used oil also and just a little more sugar, wonderful!!"
"My family loves these pancakes! We make them every Saturday and sometimes during the week as well!"
"Great pancakes. We added blueberries to our batter. Turned out perfect, no more buying mixes at the store for this family."
"We have tried them twice now and don't like them."
"Nice fluffy pancakes. I used oil instead of shortening and added a a little more milk and make a double batch. Turned out great. This will be my pancake mix from now. Thanks for the recipe and the tips!"
"I also had to add a tad more milk, but they were great and I will make again!"
"Even though I had to add alot of extra milk to thin out the batter, these were the best pancakes I've made from scratch in a long time!! Thanks for posting this recipe it's going into my favorites!!"
"Delicious! Those of you who substitued oil: did 2 tbs oil replace the 1/4 cup of shortening?"
"I prepared this also for my co-workers breakfast. I add little cinammon to give a better flavour and the taste. it was really a hit. I will make this again. thank you."
"good, but super thick batter."
"Great recipe. I would defiantly make these again."
"These are nice! I like having light pancakes."
"Cooks faster than my usual recipe for pancakes. easy to make. Big, fluffy, and tasty. Yum!"
"These are wonderful pancakes!! Very easy to make as a last minute meal any time of the day. I double the batch and freeze them for my kids, they love how fluffy they are!! I will make these pancakes many more times. Thanks!"
"Best pancakes ever! I added a little more milk because the batter seemed to thick to pour. Big fluffy panakes, will definitely make again!"
"My family loves these pancakes. They are very light and fluffy and are made of ingredients we always have on hand. We usually double the recipe and it makes about 12 larger pancakes. And we make these with 2tbsp of oil instad of the shortening, like some of the other reviewers."
"Very light and fluffy. I also used 2 tbs of oil and they came out perfect!"
"Thanks for the recipe! They turned out great,and the serving size is perfect. This was what I was looking for. Thanks again."
"These are the BEST pancakes! I use 2 Tablespoons of oil instead of the melted shortening, and use buttermilk instead of regular. The buttermilk will make the batter VERY thick, and you will need to quickly spread it out on the griddle, but makes all the difference. You can increase the buttermilk to 1 C. to make the batter more pourable and the pancakes will still come out light and fluffy. I have also doubled the recipe with equally good results."