Fluffy Pancakes Recipe
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Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

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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. —Eugene Presley, Council, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 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 shortening or butter, melted

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  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.
Originally published as Fluffy Pancakes in Reminisce November/December 1997, p45

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 261170
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"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."

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."

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