Light and Fluffy Pancakes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by daaynish

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

Top Review by sweetandwild

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!

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.

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