Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe

These classic old-fashioned pancakes are fluffy, light, and perfect for a cozy breakfast. Serve them with butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or your favorite toppings for a delicious start to your day.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (plus more for cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  2. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir gently with a whisk or spoon until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  4. Heat the Griddle or Skillet: Preheat a non-stick griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease with a small amount of butter or cooking spray.
  5. Cook the Pancakes: Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until the other side is golden brown, another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve Warm: Transfer the pancakes to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the griddle as needed.
  7. Enjoy: Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.


  • For extra fluffy pancakes, let the batter rest for about 5 minutes before cooking.
  • Ensure the griddle or skillet is properly preheated to avoid undercooked centers.
  • If you prefer thinner pancakes, add a bit more milk to the batter until the desired consistency is reached.

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