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How to Make Pancakes – Homemade from Scratch Recipe

How to Make Pancakes – This easy homemade from scratch recipe uses everyday ingredients that you probably already have on hand and makes fluffy, perfect pancakes every time!

How to Make Pancakes - homemade from scratch recipe

I couldn’t be MORE excited to share with you my first video from my recent self retreat.

What’s a self retreat?

Well, you better believe I’m going to be sharing a lot more about what this is, very soon here on the blog, and in the FREE Creating Your Happy group over on Facebook. But for now, here are the cliff notes.

  • I took a couple of days and went and stayed about an hour away from home in an airbnb, by myself to work and relax.
  • The airbnb was adorable, but my idea of my #selfretreat doesn’t require something fancy… just a quiet place for some time for “me”.
  • I felt more attentive to my boys when I got back home.
  • Everyone’s self retreat can look different. Different amount of days, different locations, different activities, etc.
  • … and so much more goodness.

So much more is coming soon, on how you can have your own self retreat. I actually created a “vlog” during my retreat to give you an inside look of how it all played out, so look for that to come soon!

But for now, let’s get to these golden brown and delicious homemade pancakes, from scratch!

How to Make Pancakes – Homemade from Scratch Recipe

How to Make Pancakes - homemade from scratch

I wasn’t going to let this beautiful kitchen go to waste on my self retreat, and I have been wanting to film a “How to make pancakes” recipe video for a VERY long time. So I couldn’t think of a better time to do it.

This recipe is super easy, and a concoction of my mom’s pancake recipe combined with a few other’s that I found online, and in my opinion… is quite possibly my favorite now. I may actually have to say “goodbye” to my store bought pancake mix! (Eeeeek, did I just say that?)

How to Make Pancakes from Scratch…

In this video, you’ll see how I make the pancakes, what ingredients I use, and even a peek at how I tend to devour a big ole plate of pancakes, all by my lonesome.

Get the full, printable recipe at the end of this blog post, where you can print it, review it, save it on Pinterest… whatever tickles your fancy!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Pancakes, or Other Fun “Extras!”

Now, for this purpose of this video, I wanted to make a BASIC pancake. So, I left out some of my favorite pancake additions. I absolutely love adding special toppings, fillings, and even secret ingredients to sneak in for my kids. I love adding things like:

…in case you feel like adding a little pizzaz to your own homemade pancake recipe!
After you make the basic pancake recipe below, feel free to add in a little of any of those toppings above, and gently fold in to the batter! Fry as usual!

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Fluffy Pancake Recipe - How to Make Homemade Pancakes from Scratch

This pancake recipe uses everyday ingredients that you probably already have on hand! They're quick, easy and oh so FLUFFY! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword fluffy, homemade, pancake recipe, scratch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 5 pancakes
Calories 281 kcal
Author Jessica


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar.

  2. Next, add in the milk, egg, 3 tbsp. melted butter and vanilla.

  3. Using a whisk, lightly mix the batter blending the ingredients. Do not overmix. Lumps are good!

  4.  Use a additional tablespoon of butter, and melt in the pan over medium heat.

  5. Using the 1/4 measuring cup, scoop out a serving of batter on the butter covered pan.

  6. When bubbles start to form on top of the pancake, flip.

  7. Cook this side of the pancake for about 1-2 minutes, r until the color of the underside of the pancake reaches a golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Pancake Recipe - How to Make Homemade Pancakes from Scratch
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 486mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What is YOUR favorite topping or ingredient in pancakes?

I’d love to hear what fun things you’ve added to your pancakes over the years. Just comment below and let me know! Or tag #Fantabulosity in your images of your pancakes on social media so I can follow along and see how yours turned out!

Pin this image to remember the recipe for later!

Want More Slightly Homemade Recipes?

If you love easy recipes, then you’re REALLY going to love the recipe archives here on the blog. Plenty to choose from, pin, and refer to often as I’m always adding new recipes for your kitchen toolbox!

Browse Easy Recipes HERE!

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10 thoughts on “How to Make Pancakes – Homemade from Scratch Recipe

  1. Laura says:

    This is video is just awesome! Amazing job and these pancakes look delicious. I will have to make these very soon! I am always messing up pancakes and I think this time with your help it will work! Thank you! 😘

    1. Jessica says:

      You are so stinking sweet. Thank you so much Laura! You’re always such a bright and encouraging light. XO

  2. Jamielyn Nye says:

    These pancakes look amazing! Going to make them this weekend for my kids!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Jamielyn! As a fan of pancake mix, there’s just something about the taste of pancakes from scratch! 🙂 XO

  3. Jessica says:

    This is so great! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you Jessica! XO

  4. Oh Sweet Basil says:

    I’m sold on the self retreat!! And I’m definitely sold on these pancakes!

    1. Jessica says:

      For REAL! It’s a must! Getting ready to share my experience from my self retreat, and I hope it encourages so many others to do one! 🙂 XO

  5. Allyson Zea says:

    Wow these look so perfect! Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you Allyson!!

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