Easy Pancakes

I know this recipe is a little out of the norm for me since I do try to post recipes along the healthier side, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this recipe for Easy Pancakes. I used to think that making homemade pancakes (from scratch) was so hard and so much work that I never even tried and always settled for the boxed brands that just needed water added. Then this Easy Pancake recipe came along and totally changed my life. I will NEVER go back to the pre-boxed mixes and you won’t either after you see how delicious and easy these Easy Pancakes are to make! These Easy Pancakes also happen to be my husband’s favorite breakfast so I felt like this post was fitting right before Valentine’s Day. I make these every year usually for Valentine’s Day breakfast and Christmas Day breakfast as well.

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First, start out by placing three tablespoons of butter into a medium sized mixing bowl and melt in the microwave until liquefied. Don’t overheat the butter or it will explode in your microwave! I may or may not have experienced this recently. A few seconds should be sufficient to melt the butter.

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After the butter is melted, add in one egg.

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Once the egg has been added, add in some ground cinnamon. I add two dashes.

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Add in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda.

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Add in one cup of milk. I used 2% milk but any grade of milk could be used, although fat free skim milk will make the batter slightly thinner and not as fluffy.

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Stir in 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar.

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Carefully stir in 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour.

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Whisk the pancake batter until it is completely smooth and no lumps remain, and then use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop the pancake batter out and into a large, hot skillet.

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When you pour the pancake batter into the skillet, it will spread slightly as it begins to cook. I cook my pancakes on medium heat with the skillet already pre-heated.

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When the pancake batter starts to bubble in the middle and along the edges like this, you know the pancake is almost ready to flip over. Use a small spatula to gently work under the edge of the pancake to flip.

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Once the pancakes are bubbled and wrinkled along the edges, it is time to flip them over.

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Look at that golden brown pancake!

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Allow the pancake to cook on the bottom (I never time this) for around 1-2 minutes, and then it should be cooked through and ready to eat! I like to top each pancake with butter as it comes out of the skillet.

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And that is it! You’re finished! Time to top these Easy Pancakes with any toppings you desire. I personally love peanut butter and syrup.

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Does it get any better than a stack of hot, freshly buttered Easy Pancakes for breakfast?! I think not! I hope you all enjoyed this recipe for Easy Pancakes! Happy breakfasting my friends!

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Easy Pancakes

Warm, buttery pancakes made simple and delicious from scratch. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 dashes ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk together until pancake batter is completely smooth and no lumps remain.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat until hot.

  3. Use a 1/4 cup to measure out the pancake batter and pour into the hot skillet

  4. Cook the pancake on medium heat and wait until the top of the pancake shows bubbles and looks wrinkled. 

  5. Work a small spatula under the edges of the pancake and gently flip over. 

  6. Cook the opposite side for 1-2 minutes, remove from the skillet, and immediately top with butter. 

Recipe Notes

Optional Toppings:

Peanut Butter, 

Maple Syrup, 

Chocolate Syrup, 

Strawberry Syrup, 


Whipped Cream, 

Chocolate Chips, 

Banana Slices, 

Shared at Meal Plan Monday 

Shared at Weekend Potluck

14 thoughts on “Easy Pancakes”

  1. I am wondering if the 2 1/2 teaspoons of SODA should be baking powder? I have never seen this much soda with regular milk instead of buttermilk. Will it make the pancakes turn an off color and taste of soda? I hope you can answer my question.

    • Thank you for the questions Wanda! I’ve been making these pancakes for at least 5 years and have never had them turn a strange color or taste of baking soda. I hope that helps! You can use buttermilk if you prefer, I have used both buttermilk and regular milk and they both come out great! We prefer the regular milk.


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