Fluffy Pancakes

"I got this recipe from a Good Housekeeping recipe book years ago and have committed it to memory. My husband loves these and will eat no other kind."
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8 pancakes




  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl (I use a 4 cup measuring cup).
  • Mix milk, oil and egg in smaller bowl (I use 2 cup measuring cup).
  • Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
  • Make 4 inch pancakes in a medium heated non-stick pan or griddle or use a small amount of oil in regular pan.
  • Cook until golden brown.
  • Serve with butter and syrup or your favorite topping.

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  1. Jeccalee
    I put the recipe together as written and the batter was extremely runny! I added about a third cup flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder and it was a bit better. The finished pancakes were pretty standard.
  2. ColiesKitchen
    The batter was very very runny I ended up added a 1/4 cup of flour to them. Also they are not as fluffy as I wanted... maybe my idea of fluffy is different. I am on the search for the best pancake recipe this is not the one,
  3. Julia P.
    I love these pancakes, I make this all the time, I had to put the link for the recipe on my home screen on my phone...
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  4. tlbrew1
    Probably the worst pancakes I've ever had. These were thin, even after adding more flour. They were rubbery and had no flavor. Terrible. I don't know how other people could possibly rave about them.
  5. juliediaz714
    Delicious! I'm still making them but i had to leave a review because of all the bad ones. I almost didn't make it but i have no butter and its for me and my toddler and he doesn't complain about pancakes. I've tried a no butter recipe before but this ones the best. I added a tiny bit extra flour because of the runny reviews, just a hint over the 1 1/4 line. i also added an extra 1/2 tblsp of white sugar and I free handed some brown sugar and some pumpkin spice and lastly a splash of vanilla for flavor. and for milk i put a tiny bit under also and then 3 small tblsp's of oil. This might seem like alot of modification but it was easy for me. I let the batter sit for 5 minutes then cooked them with oil low and slow in 1/4 cup sizes because i did notice they took a minute to rise and the smaller ones were fluffier too. What i ended with was some fluffy and delicious pancakes! I definitely recommend this recipe as a base.


  1. Ethan C.
    Added 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, tbspn of vanilla extrsct, tbspn of cocoa powder, tspn of cinnamon. Came out great.
  2. Pinkladychef
    Great recipe! I have made this several times and it's quick and easy and delcious!! I use butter instead of oil and sometimes add some cinnamon!
  3. Sarah Lewis
    This is a great "base recipe" for experimentation. I substituted some of the milk with eggnog (had some I needed to use up) and the results were delicious.
  4. AKA_Muddee
    Good pancake recipe, I did do a couple of slight modifications, I used canola oil instead of butter and added 1 tsp of vanilla to the batter to add a bit of flavour. Both DH and DD liked them alot.
  5. cooking_neko83
    Sunday morning always calls for pancakes and I wanted a quick recipe that called for a bit more milk. This recipe looked promising and it certainly hit the spot. I still wanted a buttery taste so I substituted the 3 Tbs of oil for 2 Tbs of butter and added a 1 tsp of vanilla. They were certainly fluffy and yielded exactly 8 cakes. I'll most likely make these again next Sunday.


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