The Best Pancakes From Scratch

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Have you ever had made from scratch pancakes? No, not even those made by adding water to a mix, I mean the real deal? If not, you owe it to yourself to try them at least once. The difference is beyond words – you know the difference in a paint by number and a masterpiece. You’re going to taste the difference in the first bite.

Why not have breakfast for supper – oh yeah, now you’re talking!

When should I flip the pancakes?

Wait until bubbles start to form on the top and the edges look dry and set. This usually takes about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

How do I reheat pancakes?

Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week. Add toppings, such as syrup, right before serving to prevent them from becoming soggy. To reheat, you can use a microwave or oven until warmed through.

Can I save pancake batter?

Absolutely! Store the batter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. If you plan to keep it longer than that, it’s best to freeze the batter.

Can I freeze pancakes?

Yes, you can freeze both cooked pancakes and pancake batter. To freeze cooked pancakes, let them cool completely, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for a few hours or overnight before transferring them to a freezer bag. To reheat, simply warm them in the oven. To freeze pancake batter, ladle it into serving size portions into freezer bags and wrap them in foil. Freeze flat for up to one month and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.

How can I make pancakes in different shapes?

To make pancakes in different shapes, you can use cookie cutters or squeeze the batter from a squeeze bottle onto the griddle. This way, you can make heart-shaped, star-shaped, or even letter-shaped pancakes. Just make sure the griddle is greased well, and the batter is not too thick for easy pouring.

Can I make pancakes without eggs?

Yes, you can make pancakes without eggs by using substitutes such as mashed bananas, applesauce, or yogurt. These alternatives help bind the ingredients together and provide moisture. Use about 1/4 cup of mashed bananas, applesauce, or yogurt for each egg in the recipe.

How can I make my pancakes fluffier?

To make your pancakes fluffier, you can try a few tricks. First, make sure not to overmix the batter. Leaving a few lumps will result in lighter pancakes. Also, let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes before cooking to allow the leavening agents to activate. Finally, gently fold in beaten egg whites to the batter just before cooking to incorporate extra air.

Pancakes From Scratch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 beaten eggs


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk, set aside.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a second bowl, whisk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until just combined.
  • Fry in a pan with butter. Top with maple syrup.
  • Don't skimp on the ingredients – use real butter and real vanilla extract, but especially real maple syrup and real buttermilk.


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