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Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

I FOUND this recipe among our old family favorites and adapted it to make a small amount. It's quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider it a special treat. I make it for breakfast and to satisfy a sweet tooth. Topped with a fresh fruit sauce, it's a wonderful dessert! -Eugene Presley, Council, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 butter, melted


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg, milk and butter; 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.

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Nebraskarancher User ID: 7552454 259042
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"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."

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 254864
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"I just tried these, and they were great !. I added toasted pecans to them !"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254464
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"Easy and tasty. Very similar to the pancakes my mom used to make."

Mizauawi User ID: 8780781 244348
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"Easy and simple..i love it"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 230679
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"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."

Martysue User ID: 1306478 228955
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"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!!!!!!!!!!"

GoodyQueen User ID: 6208519 226986
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"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."

dollydimples User ID: 5337645 218773
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"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!"

daniela_yglesias User ID: 8144619 214303
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"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."

familyfuntimes User ID: 6958334 202415
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"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."

AITaylor User ID: 7856632 15922
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"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."

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 44486
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"These pancakes had excellent flavor, plus being tender and fluffy. Will definately keep this recipe to make them again."

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 49690
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"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!!"

busynursemom User ID: 6181751 15921
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2044470 49037
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"I substituted Coconut oil for the shortening, absolutely my all time favorite pancakes. Thank You for sharing!"

douglas_in_philly User ID: 4466894 50904
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"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."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 24072
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"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!"

bavarianraspberry User ID: 7301106 19921
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"the pancake looked like a potatoe pancake, would not brown."

shellabe1974 User ID: 7201706 15920
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"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."

smelmo83 User ID: 2598549 43865
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"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!"

Nefertiti83 User ID: 5109590 24067
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Really easy to make and taste great. No more boxed mixes for me :)"

baking_gal User ID: 6422492 19919
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"This recipe looked simple and easy few ingredients and I thought, great, versitile too. I tried whole wheat flour instead of the white flour but it made the dough more firm like muffin batter. I ended up making it as muffins but I'll try again with white flour. I don't know what happened to the batter - did anybody try whole wheat flour? Please help with suggestions!

Yours truely,"

puppypal81 User ID: 3831579 21983
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"Yummy! :)"

audreyp04 User ID: 1338849 49689
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"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!"

lil momma jenn User ID: 2508512 21969
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"These taste great but fall apart"

amazaw User ID: 1329965 15919
Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"Very good recipe! I used white wheat flour and coconut crystals in place of sugar. Also added vanilla and cinnamon."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 77895
Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"Very good! I also subbed 2 T. of oil for the shortening, and it was plenty."

marnie12 User ID: 1223699 43864
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012


Annie216 User ID: 6416794 43862
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Make sure to warm up your milk and to 'temper' the egg and butter so it doesn't congeal."

Tammyjean1969 User ID: 6441948 43861
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"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!"

AshCakes User ID: 6384277 24063
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"My family loves these pancakes, especially my five year old! Definitely making these again!"

spiker1 User ID: 264159 15916
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Great tasting pancakes. The family loved these."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 24062
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"So simple to make and so delicious to eat...."

kylachlan User ID: 4931999 49683
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"I have been looking for a pancake recipe that my children could not get enough of. This is it. They are perfect!!!!"

JohannaO User ID: 5182827 202414
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"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!"

audreyp04 User ID: 1338849 50903
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"I substitute 1/4 c. canola oil for the melted shortening and it works great!"

luvya848 User ID: 3894072 20521
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Good simple recipe"

LollisMommy User ID: 4268194 48175
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"These are a family favorite, and they freeze really well too!"

jennylearnstocook User ID: 5734567 20912
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"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."

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 48034
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"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!"

sarahdraper08 User ID: 5300088 24547
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"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!"

wombie User ID: 5672227 48031
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Love this recipe, very fluffy pancakes. A great way to start the day!"

jicook13 User ID: 5843439 19877
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"i love pancakes i eat them almost everyday, sometime i will put strawberry pie filling on top, they are so good"

ksmarsh1 User ID: 5457310 49681
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"YUM our girls say they are a favorite before school. Make ahead and put in the frig..."

mariekelly User ID: 1260901 50902
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"our favorite pancakes, wayyyy better than store 11 yr old son makes them its that easy, and we use 1/4 c oil, and more milk"

letgracereign User ID: 5845272 20520
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"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!"

lovemyman User ID: 5754778 202413
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"really good, i used oil also and just a little more sugar, wonderful!!"

cassik User ID: 5254363 49678
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"My family loves these pancakes! We make them every Saturday and sometimes during the week as well!"

Laura Moser User ID: 3332117 44377
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Great pancakes. We added blueberries to our batter. Turned out perfect, no more buying mixes at the store for this family."

eli05 User ID: 3750978 19857
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"We have tried them twice now and don't like them."

drufen User ID: 3633882 21965
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"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!"

glitterpeaches User ID: 4364048 46741
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I also had to add a tad more milk, but they were great and I will make again!"

Danielleccl User ID: 1215236 77860
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"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!!"

kathyguerra User ID: 3374564 46738
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Delicious! Those of you who substitued oil: did 2 tbs oil replace the 1/4 cup of shortening?"

williamsm User ID: 3595494 20907
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"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."

nyholm User ID: 3835713 46737
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"good, but super thick batter."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4905856 202412
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"These were quick and easy and by adding a little more sugar and baking powder they were sweet and fluffy. My grandson ate them right off the griddle and said homemade was better than going out! No more pancakes houses for him!"

thep User ID: 5332840 77859
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"Great recipe. I would defiantly make these again."

tom1732 User ID: 5163723 49674
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"These are nice! I like having light pancakes."

MmeBlaise User ID: 1081390 20905
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"Cooks faster than my usual recipe for pancakes. Easy to make. Big, fluffy, and tasty. Yum!"

rrfrey21 User ID: 3107605 24033
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"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!"

Mizeet User ID: 1981599 43860
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"Best pancakes ever! I added a little more milk because the batter seemed to thick to pour. Big fluffy panakes, will definitely make again!"

Elyelle User ID: 4547725 49671
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"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."

nutmeg85 User ID: 4537722 46734
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Very light and fluffy. I also used 2 tbs of oil and they came out perfect!"

cherylrtripp User ID: 3270105 202411
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2008

"Thanks for the recipe! They turned out great,and the serving size is perfect. This was what I was looking for. Thanks again."

bakingmad User ID: 875200 48954
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"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."

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