Basic Pancakes

READY IN: 30mins




  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla; bend well.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients; mix with the whisk, stopping when everything is just combined (don’t worry if the batter is a bit lumpy).
  • Lightly butter or oil or spray your griddle or skillet.
  • Preheat over medium heat (if using an electric griddle, set to 350°; if you want to hold the pancakes until serving time, preheat oven to 200°.
  • Spoon ¼ cup batter onto griddle for each pancake, allowing space for spreading.
  • When the undersides of the pancakes are golden and the tops are speckled with bubbles that pop and stay open, flip the pancakes over with a wide spatula and cook until the other sides are light brown.
  • Serve immediately or keep the finished pancakes in the preheated oven while you make the rest of the batch.
  • Serve with desired toppings.