Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the "Best Recipe" cookbook by America's Test Kitchen. Fabulous pancakes like the ones in restaurants! Perfect basic recipe for embellishing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk milk and lemon juice in a medium bowl and set aside to let thicken.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together - flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  3. Whisk the egg and melted butter into the milk mixture.
  4. Create a little "well" in the center of dry ingredient bowl and pour the milky mixture in the center.
  5. Whisk gently until just combined, there should still be lumps.
  6. Heat a pan or griddle to medium heat and coat with butter or vegetable oil.
  7. Pour pancake mixture by 1/4 cups and heat until large bubbles come to the top (about 1-2 minutes).
  8. Flip the pancake and wait another 1-2 minutes.


Most Helpful

What a great recipe! I saw that some reviewers thought it was too doughy and not fluffy. Make sure to leave lumps in the batter. Also, I found no need to grease the pan because there was already melted butter in the batter. This is definitely my go-to recipe for pancakes!

sweetandwild February 19, 2012

Wonderful Pancakes! Served them with strawberry compote and whipping cream to my family of 5 and there were no leftovers! Next time I will double the recipe. Thanks!

Salt Lake Meal Swapping April 11, 2010

This is the best pancake recipes I have got my hands on in sooo long! And i Believe if you dont like this pancake mix you are not human!!!!

alanah_is_here August 14, 2009

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