These pancakes are not too thick, not too thin, but tender, light, buttery, and delicious. Anybody can add water to a boxed pancake mix, but you're better than that!
These pancakes are not too thick, not too thin, but tender, light, buttery, and delicious. Anybody can add water to a boxed pancake mix, but you're better than that!
Was using boxed mix but ran out. Pulled up AllRecipes and this was on the front page, so we decided to try the recipe. Followed the recipe as is. They were the best pancakes I've ever had!! Light and fluffy with great flavor!!!
I used lactose-free milk which I soured with two tablespoons of vinegar and I also used melted margerine instead of butter. The reason I made those substitutions was because I have a son with a dairy sensitivity. Even with the substitutions these turned out exactly as they should--light, fluffy and absolutely perfect. The recipe says it serves four? Psh......my kids ate EVERY SINGLE ONE.
I've tried numerous pancake recipes over the years, but this is the first recipe I've found that truly matches the flavor, fluffy texture, appearance and convenience of a box mix. I'd just about given up on making pancakes from scratch, but this recipe looked a little different - yet easy - so I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did! Even my husband, who decided a few years ago that box pancakes are the best bet because they're so easy and reliable, said that these are the best from-scratch pancakes he's ever had. Thanks to Chef John for sharing this!
I followed this recipe exactly and found the pancakes to be salty. I checked and rechecked to make sure it was not a mistake on my part. Maybe unsalted butter next time?
I was really looking forward to these pancakes, I questioned the amount of baking powder, but decided to follow the recipe to a T. The batter in itself was so thick, thicker than cake batter, but they looked so so good on the griddle and thought I hit a homerun. But unfortunately they were completely salty and chemical tasting. My kids aged 1½ and 3 did not eat them and the little one said, "yuckies". :-( I will do as some other reviewers also did and reduce the baking powder and add extra sugar.
This is no joke, I have tried almost every pancake recipe on here and this is the BEST! I tried it exactly as written, delicious. But we like really sweet stuff so I added in a total of 3 tablespoons of sugar, reduced the baking powder to 2 1/2 teaspoons, increased butter to four tablespoons and added 1 tablespoon of vanilla. In my opinion they tasted like I HOP pancakes. I'll never go out for pancakes ever. Although I decreased the baking powder, I think it's the baking powder amount and the resting of the batter that makes these the best fluffy pancakes ever. Try it, You will not be sorry. Yummy! !
These are really nice a fluffy. They puff up so beautifully. So easy to make too. I made the recipe as written but next time I might add a teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy!
Perfect pancakes – light and fluffy. I used half the amount of salt (my usual habit) and added blueberries (another habit) for a great morning breakfast.
These were pretty tasty, but I was a little surprised at how much like the box mix they turned out to be. That's not necessarily bad, but I think I was expecting a little bit more from them. I did make a couple of changes in adding a little cinnamon and some vanilla, and I cooked them in some butter instead of spray. Good, but not mind-blowing.
I loved this recipe! I add a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and about 1/8 teaspoon less salt. They were the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever had or prepared.
This recipe was great! I cut down on the baking powder to only 1 1/2 tbsp and doubled the sugar. Was fluffy and delicious!
Old-Fashioned Pancakes' Haiku: "Batter way too thick. Had to add a bunch more milk. But the taste was good." So maybe it's all the baking powder, but my batter was crazy thick, so I had to add splashes of milk b/t batches. 1st batch of pancakes was ridiculously chubby, like a biscuit, making me skeptical as to whether they were cooked thru all the way, but they tasted good, not chemical-ey or too salty. As I increased the milk, they thinned out to pour more easily, and cooked up nicely. Final batch was the best b/c I also threw in a handful of mini chocolate chips and a bit of vanilla extract. I'll make these again, definitely over using a box mix, but I'll either reduce the baking powder, or increase the milk, and see how that works out.
I've gone through a lot of pancake recipes, trying to find the right one. This one is pretty good, and the one I consistently use on the weekends. However, I only use about 2.5 tsp of baking powder (3.5 made the cakes a little bitter) and sometimes need to add more milk to thin the batter. CAUTION! Make sure your butter, milk and eggs are the same temperature! Mixing cold milk with melted butter makes it coagulate!
Updated Review: I still love this recipe, it's my go to when making pancakes. Just made the recipe again for my visiting nephew (he's 7) and to bump up the fiber, I ground some oatmeal and replaced 3/4 cups of the flour with the ground oats (he didn't even notice!) And added a banana and a bit of vanilla. In the past, when adding banana I've decreased the amount of milk (to balance the moisture) but this time I usedthe 1 1/4 cups of milk plus the blended banana, and they were perfect. Thanks again Chef John, these are delicious! This is a quick and tasty pancake recipe. Chef John's video tutorial for this recipe is an added bonus. Even though I've only ever made pancakes from scratch, I learned a lot from the video. Thanks for a great recipe!
I always make my pancakes from scratch and then freeze the leftovers for quick and easy weekday mornings. This recipe is perfect for that! First I triple the recipe, and then add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla. You can also change it up by adding a dash or two of cinnamon, or you can fold in some chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, etc. for a delicious twist!
OMG! These pancakes are even better than IHop! They are so light and fluffy, I actually expected them to float off my plate. I am deleting all prior pancake recipes, and no more boxed mixes either. THESE ARE BY FAR THE BEST!
I swear I make this every weekend for my husband and he BRAGS about how I make the best pancakes EVER! (High praise from a southern boy!) Thanks for making me look like a good cook! (I do alter it a bit and just use buttermilk rather than melting butter and adding it to milk.)
Best from scratch mix I have come across! Will so be a staple in this house.
Reminds me of the pancakes my mom made when I was a kid. Easy to make and wonderful flavor. Several other reviewers complained about the salty or chemical taste. I almost put in 3 1/2 Tablespoons of baking powder, instead of 3 1/2 teaspoons. I'd bet they made that mistake. I printed out the recipe and higlighted 'teaspoons' to avoid that possible mistake.Nobody could give this recipe less than 4 stars if they made it correctly.
Just made these... used buttermilk instead of regular and added 2 extra eggs to up the protein. YUM!! My children LOVED them. They were fluffy and delicious. Will use less salt next time and add vanilla as some of the reviewers suggested.
These were the closest to my moms pancakes. Added a quarter cup of semi sweet chocolate chips because my kids love chocolate chip pancakes. Luv this!!
These had to be the best pancakes I've ever had. They were so fluffy. When you melt the butter, make sure to let it cool before mixing it with the egg. If it's hot, then it begins to cook the egg. You don't want that!! Add a little extra milk, because the batter is almost too fluffy. Without adding a little more milk, you can only bake almost 2 pancakes. You want to make sure you have enough for your whole family. Let me tell you something. There will not be any leftovers after you make these pancakes. Enjoy!!!
Do you miss Grandpa's "flapjacks"? Well, you've found the recipe! I know it SAYS pancakes, but that's not accurate. These are my Grandpa's flapjacks, (except for the cooking spray)! You can't go wrong with this recipe. Whoever eats these will request them often. I make them for our overnight guests and everyone loves them. I love a certain box mix for it's convenience and versatility. So sorry, I won't be using that mix for flapjacks ever again. Nor, I am certain, will you!
The dry ingredients can be assembled separately from the wet ones the night before so I don't have a messy kitchen when I finish making these the following morning. I strive for a way to eat my foot HOT and WITH the members of my family without leaving a typhoon kitchen. This recipe does that trick if planned in advance and keeps well in the oven as I finish the last few ones. PS It also makes great face, flower, Mickey Mouse or other fun recipes!
My daughter wanted to make pancakes from a box mix for breakfast after a sleep over. I am a baker and using anything from a box mix make me want to be ill. We found this recipe and followed it almost to a T. I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract and they were amazing! There were NO left-overs here. I put this in my recipe box and will never buy a box again!!!
We always have "pancake Sunday" and I have tried many different recipes, this is hands down the best recipe I've ever tried! Perfect light fluffy pancakes every time, the only problem I ever have is trying not to over indulge!
Perfection, perfect amount of rise and the taste was exactly what a pancake should taste like. Awesome recipe for doing a fruit compote for the topping. Most of all my family absolutely loved them.
Great and simple! I didn't have eggs and it turned out great without the eggs too! I did a batch with blueberries which turned out yum! Great recipe
Very good taste and simple to make. thicker the batter the higher the stack. thinner the batter the faster the smack jack. try putting in choped up cooked bacon in the batter. yum yumm.
Sift dry ingredients and measure carefully. If you use whole milk, you may end up with thicker batter. For light, fluffy texture, don't over mix and, most importantly, let the batter rest at least 5 mins. The baking powder needs time to activate. I just replaced my family favorite pancake recipe with this one. HINT: Watching videos prior to making a recipe for the first time may be the key to success. Sifting and resting. Two things I learned from this video. Glad I watched it.
Have made these 50 times now and always completely omit the salt. I usually double the recipe (big family) and it has rendered delicious, light pancakes that seem to disappear as soon as they leave the skillet. Dry/liquid ratio seems to be right on. Thanks for the recipe.
I use significantly more milk with this recipe, as I find it much too thick. No idea how much exactly, I just continue adding until it reaches the desired consistency. Otherwise, great recipe, makes lovely fluffy pancakes.
This is the best pancake recipe I have found to date. Please people, follow the recipe and quit making substitutes.
Too salty and has too much baking powder. So gross! My daughter and I could not eat them.
I think this was the most disgusting pancake recipe I have ever tried. They were so salty that I could not even swallow them. They smelled like a salted pretzel. 1 tsp of salt is huge considering most recipes call for 1/4 tsp. Nasty! Will never make theses again.
This was a winner. It is truly light and fluffy. I made this just as the recipe states. The kids call them biscuity pancakes. We served them with homemade strawberry syrup and chopped strawberries with whipped cream. They graciously absorbed the syrup without getting soggy. The kids helped make them . They are nearly impossible to overcook. New favorite!
My family has a lot of dietary restrictions. I made this with white rice flour, almond milk, and then truvia in place of sugar. Even with my substitutions this recipe came out perfectly. Thank you!
I just tried this recipe this morning...very good. I read the comments about the salt but decided to try the recipe as is. I was able to taste the salt but it was not an element that rendered the pancake "bad" 1/2 teaspoon of salt would work very well also. Thank you Chef John :)
Made this recipe this morning! couple of changes..used Buttermilk instead of milk and added 1 tsp Cinnamon and 1/2 tsp vanilla. The batter was quite thick but the finished pancake was light and yummy! Will make this again adding blueberries!!
I made this recipe for supper tonight! I know pancakes for supper.. I tweeked it a bit. I used almond milk instead of milk, and i used oil intead of butter. I also added 1/4 of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon, and frozen blueberries... soooooo yummy!
OMG these were sooooo fluffy and delicious I could hardly stand it. I added less baking soda and more milk since the batter was a bit thick. I will 100% make them again...maybe tomorrow...
This was just awful. Waaaaay too salty! My son refused to eat it and said it was too "spicy." I think he means salty. A total waste of time. I'm sure I could make some adjustments if I attempt this in the future - like no salt and more sugar or something.
Ten times better than boxed powder! Very good!
Made beautiful pancake, best looking ones I've ever made, looked fluffy and perfect. However, when I followed the directions to the T they were terrible. Don't use the amount of baking powder listed, WARNING, they taste like chemicals...
Best and easiest recipe for pancakes I have ever tried. So excellent and I followed the recipe as is. Not sure why somone said they were salty mine certainly weren't sounds like the sifting wasn't done properly but, omg were they good with honey. We don't use syrup in my house we use honey instead. So glad I found this recipe.
I hate to give low stars, but I was really not impressed with this recipe. They were closer to baking powder biscuit flavor than pancake, and they were a touch salty. I don't think I'll make these again.
I just tried this recipe this morning and followed it to a T. The batter was very thick, so added another 1/2 cup of milk. They cooked up really nice and were tasty. I do prefer the Fluffy pancake recipe on this site though, but this one is a little easier because you don't have to let the milk and vinegar sit separately for a while until it curdles and foams. This recipe allows you to put all the ingredients in one bowl. If I make these again, I will add a little more sugar, and cut back on the baking powder.
I did not care for this recipe. I followed the recipe to a T. I knew I should have changed it up, it sounded too weird to me to come out good.
My family LOVES these. They are so easy and I always have ingredients on hand. These are the way pancakes are should be!
Just made these this morning for breakfast and they were delicious. Nice and fluffy. Will definitely make these instead of boxed pancakes. Made about 10 decent size pancakes.
Love this recipe - I've had the exact same recipe for 20+ years from my MIL. You don't even have to sift the dry ing. together if you don't want to, they still come out great!! I just put dry ing in a bowl and stir together with a dry wisk. I also made it healthier over the years by cutting out the salt and using 4 TBSP apple sauce instead of butter and half whole wheat flour. The kiddo's never noticed a difference!
Way too much salt!
This recipe was a little bit dry, but, overall, it had a good texture and taste.
I have been making these for some time..really great pancakes!
This is my favorite recipe for pancakes, its to easy to make, very fast, and my kids love it. Before i make it in pancake maker, but is much better when it makes on griddler, it's not expensive and very practical.
It was not nearly as fluffy as I expected. I only used 1cup of milk as it was already too thin. Flavor & texture is good.
Sorry, tried yr recipe to the letter... While the pancakes came out looking beautiful, soft & fluffy, the chemical taste of the baking powder was overpowering>.
I ran out of pancake mix and my husband and I didn't feel like running to the store to purchase any so I found this recipe and luckily I had everything I needed in my kitchen! My husband loved this recipe so much, he no longer wants the boxed pancake mix! There is just a little more work involved than the boxed mix but it is so worth it when you take the first bite! All you will taste is buttery goodness! I follow the recipe to the tea but I fry them with a small amount of peanut oil at the bottom of the pan as they were sticking with the cooking spray the first time I tried this recipe. I drain the pancakes on plenty of paper towels. Once they are drained, they are ready to be enjoyed! Thanks for the superb recipe!
these are delicious, even my mom gave it 5 stars!
Can I just say WOW. I will never go back to boxed pancake mix. WOW. These came out light and fluffy and delicious. They make 8 pancakes when using 1/3 cup. My kids love helping me make them. And they love watching them puff up. when I flip those. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfect. They are so good we haven't even started adding fruit or even chocolate chips. I have to also say after watching the video of chef John. my pancakes come out a LOT fluffier. and a LOT thicker. I don't know why but they do.
Great pancakes, although reviews are right about the salty issue, so I doubled the sugar and added a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and they were just great!
Very good! Just as recipe promised. Not too thick, not too thin. I will never use another pancake box mix again.
Great pankies, my fam loved em!! Fluffy, too!!
Nice and fluffy, but VERY thick batter. Added about another 1/4 c of milk to get it to a more manageable consistency after the first try, and worked much better.
I followed the recipe as directed and they were awesome and fluffy. I did find that they were a tad too salty for my personal taste but, I will make the adjustment and I will NOT be purchasing the boxed mix again. Thanks Chef John! YUMMY :-)
I've tried it the way it was written & agree with some reviewers that it was a bit salty & this was AFTER I decreased the salt to 3/4ts. The texture, however was amazingly fluffY & melted in your mouth. So I fed the 1st batch to my boy child, who agreed on the saltiness but with syrup he didn't much care. The 2nd batch, I used faux buttermilk (milk & vinegar), added 2 more tbl of sugar, decreased the salt to 1/2 tsp & mixed until the ingredients we're just wet but still lumpy. BEST PANCAKES EVERRR!
I decided to give these a try seeing as I am a huge pancake lover, it came out pretty nice. I would highly suggest leaving out the salt,I only used a little pinch and even that was not really necessary.
I use this recipe for Sunday morning pancakes every week! I'll never go back to boxed mix. This recipe is super easy, and the pancakes are delicious! I add a little vanilla and they taste amazing!
AWESOME!!!! Added a few tbs of sour cream to milk along with a dash of vinegar to "buttermilk" things up. Have also made exactly as Chef John instructs. This recipe is a hit. During the Calgary Stampede & Exhibition pancakes are a staple and this recipe more than fits the bill. Thanks Chef John!!!!! AAA+++
I always make the new recipes that I try for the first time EXACTLY as directed before leaving a review/critique. Let me tell those who read these reviews, that THIS one is the real deal. It is FANTASTIC>. The pancakes turn out fluffy and flavorful. Not too thick or thin perfect consistency. This is replacing my OLD recipe (not a box) that my family has been using for years. My husband loved it my kids loved it. Simply Fantastic.... NOW for the tweeking that I did after the first time that I made these pancakes. The ONLY thing that I did different is that I like my pancakes to be a bit on the sweeter side, so I increased the surgar by 2 TBS. My kids sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before the syrup... BUT THIS even if you don't tweek the recipe is nothing short of FANTASTIC. IF I COULD GIVE 10 STARS OR MORE I WOULD. THANK YOU FOR POSTING AND SHARING THIS PANCAKE RECIPE
Okay, while this is probably the best pancake recipe I've made - the texture, ease, how they cooked - they were SO SALTY they were inedible. I would cut the salt in half at least.
So good! Made as written and they turned out awesome! I will never make pancakes any other way.
I've been stuck on Bisquick for years-I really like it and they make a good pancake /baking mix, but I figured it was time to try it again from scratch.This is a good recipe-which I will tweek in the future. I got paranoid after reading the reviews,so I only used 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teas. of salt. I also used organic baking powder,and have another can of "Aluminum free" baking powder in the cupboard. That was the first thing that hubby said,was that it had no metallic taste to them. So anyone that gave a bad review because of any chemical taste-I would say look to your ingrediants as being the culprit.I used 2 tablesp.of sugar.The next time I make them I will also up the bak. powder by another 1/2. I always make blueberry,simply because I have an orchard.I did add a teasp. of vanilla.I did sift it, and at 5 a.m. I had time to bring my milk/egg up to a bit room warmer before putting together.The only thing I found was they took quite a bit longer to cook than specified,maybe because I cut back the bak. powder.I always let the mixture rest for a bit also.I think people also have to slow down and read the recipe thoughout correctly before giving it a bad review. There is nothing wrong or hard about doing this recipe so I gave it the 5 stars. Now I'll go watch his video...thanks for a good one!
I just tried this recipe and I think it's just OK.
Easy and they turn out perfect every time. I have four kids and getting breakfast on the table is priority one. So this recipe is one of the kids favorite as well as mine. Thanks!
We will never use another pancake recipe. We've been using it for almost two years now, and it's always been amazing. I've adjusted the servings down to 2 and up to 5, and it always turns out awesome. Trust the recipe and don't change a thing. You won't be sorry.
Great recipe! I used only 1/4 tsp so salt and it was quite nice. My family and I enjoyed them.
This recipe was okay. The pancakes were definitely fluffy, but I'm glad I took the advice of others on here and added a teaspoon of vanilla extract. They tastes exactly like boxes pancakes and I was hoping there would be something special about them. They were quite dry so next time I would add more milk, but with syrup it wasn't too noticeable. I would probably also add more sugar next time to help make them more of the perfect blend between sweet and salty. Overall, not bad, but definitely some things I would tweak next time I make it.
These are very simmilar to another pancake recpie on this site. They were awesome. I never knew how fast and easy home made pancakes were, i will never but the "add water" pancake mix again!
These pancakes are awesome! I followed the directions almost exactly....I substituted all of the milk for tap water and I only used 1/2 tsp table salt. They tasted great and were the perfect thickness. They soaked up syrup just like diner pancakes! I plopped several frozen blueberries into the batter AFTER I had ladled it on the hot pan (so they didn't turn all of the batter blue). As far as serving size... I got about five 6-inch pancakes from this recipe (using 2/3 c of batter for each one). This would be a good amount for 2 people if it is the only thing you are eating. I think it could serve 5 if you were adding it to a breakfast smorgasbord. Yum!
I started making this when I realized I didn't have any eggs in my fridge. I threw some yogurt in instead and it ended up turning out really really good. Still fluffy and my kids loved it.
Perfect I even tried it with Almond Coconut milk and blueberries! Delicious everytime!
Awesome! Can use coconut oil in place of butter and can use half of what is called for and it still tastes great! Thanks chef :)
We just tried making these and the batter ended up waaay too thick even though we followed the recipe exactly. It's thick like cake batter and definitely does not look like what he did in the video, even though we watched the video twice before we made them! Not happy!
This truly was a hit at the breakfast table. I feel though there is something missing to send it over the top. Thank you for sharing Chief John, I look forward to trying more of your recipe.
One of the reviews suggested decreasing the baking powder to 2 1/2 tsp, increasing sugar to 3 T and adding 1T vanilla. I followed these recommendations and it turned out delicious. They also suggested using 4T of butter but I left it at 3. I also decreased the salt to 1/2 tsp. Better than any restaurant I've ever been to and cheaper. Will be making again.
just made them for the wife and I very good i did add vanilla extract
I've tried this recipe today, and it came out good with a little tweaking. The first pancake was too salty and with a powder taste as many other reviewers mentioned; also, the batter was too thick for me to work with, so I added another 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar, which fixed all the issues just perfectly. Will try this again.
Absolutely perfect as written. Very thick batter makes very thick, but light and fluffy cakes. I used aluminum free baking powder so no salty or metallic flavor here. I also didn't use butter, just softened. It left tiny nuggets of butter in the batter which enhanced the buttery goodness. Kids prefer thinner cakes so I added a few tablespoons of water to thin batter out. Absolutely wonderful and so easy.
This recipe has become my standard pancake and waffle mix. It is absolutely delicious! I do add a little cinnamon from time to time and fruit toppings with nuts and whip cream! This recipe when doubled also does well refrigerated in a covered container for use throughout a busy week, which is usually the case for me and my family.
Great recipe! Turned out a little "cakey" is what my husband said. I'll try working on it a bit more to perfect it! Thanks!
So delicious! Best pancake recipe there is...
Very good. I add a tsp. Vanilla
Good recipe, but next time I'll add some vanilla extract as advised by others. thanks
Very good fluffy pancakes that did not absorb tons of syrup. If I were to add anything to the basic recipe would be a little vanilla. They were great as is.
I liked this recipe, I use organic coconut oil in place of butter and spray, freshly made flour from our nutrimill, real salt, completely naturally farm raised eggs, organic baking powder, and raw milk. I have to multiply this recipe 4-8 times for it to be enough for my siblings, dad and mom!
The best pancakes I've ever made. I use this recipe all the time!