Tall, fluffy pancakes are delicious served with butter, syrup, and whipped cream. These tasty pancakes taste like cake. Just go by your instinct and enjoy the baking. Yummy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir milk and vinegar together in a bowl; set aside to 'sour' for about 5 minutes.

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk egg and butter into sour milk. Pour flour mixture into milk mixture and whisk until batter is smooth. Add cinnamon and vanilla extract to batter; mix well.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Drop batter, 1/4 cup per pancake, onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 33.5g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 65.4mg; sodium 648.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
As the first reviewer of this recipe I had an advantage. Except for the cinnamon and vanilla, which submitter lists as optional anyway, this is the same recipe as the wildly popular and 5-star “Fluffy Pancakes,” also from this site, with well over 5,000 reviews. So I already knew these were going to be delicious! I used buttermilk rather than the soured milk (same difference essentially) and, just as I learned and have been doing since I was a little girl, mixed the batter till blended but with some small lumps still remaining. I did not add the optional vanilla or cinnamon. Now here’s Hubs’ eloquent review of the day. “They’re good,” he muttered with a mouthful of pancake and pure maple syrup. How helpful is THAT? With my usual frustration I asked him HOW good. “Delicious good,” he responded. I don’t think it could be stated any better! We haven’t had pancakes in several years and to be reintroduced to them this morning using this recipe was our win. They are indeed fluffy and light, with just the right amount of lift. The recipe is dead on with both the levels of salt and sugar resulting in perfectly enhanced flavor with no baking powder aftertaste. Simply excellent, and just as is, without the additions of cinnamon or vanilla. No doubt that would be good too, but I say if you’re only going to have pancakes once every blue moon, why mess with the perfect, classic rendition. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2015
Mine came out flat like crepes. I see from other reviews that may have been due to the vanilla and over mixing. My family prefers fluffier pancakes. Read More
(10)
419 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 333
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
As the first reviewer of this recipe I had an advantage. Except for the cinnamon and vanilla, which submitter lists as optional anyway, this is the same recipe as the wildly popular and 5-star “Fluffy Pancakes,” also from this site, with well over 5,000 reviews. So I already knew these were going to be delicious! I used buttermilk rather than the soured milk (same difference essentially) and, just as I learned and have been doing since I was a little girl, mixed the batter till blended but with some small lumps still remaining. I did not add the optional vanilla or cinnamon. Now here’s Hubs’ eloquent review of the day. “They’re good,” he muttered with a mouthful of pancake and pure maple syrup. How helpful is THAT? With my usual frustration I asked him HOW good. “Delicious good,” he responded. I don’t think it could be stated any better! We haven’t had pancakes in several years and to be reintroduced to them this morning using this recipe was our win. They are indeed fluffy and light, with just the right amount of lift. The recipe is dead on with both the levels of salt and sugar resulting in perfectly enhanced flavor with no baking powder aftertaste. Simply excellent, and just as is, without the additions of cinnamon or vanilla. No doubt that would be good too, but I say if you’re only going to have pancakes once every blue moon, why mess with the perfect, classic rendition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2015
I have made this without the cinnamon and vanilla numerous times and the pancakes are wonderful! The pancakes are fluffy, moist, and have a wonderful texture. I have a few warnings to those who are unfamiliar with this recipe: 1. do NOT add the vanilla. In my experience this negates the effect of souring the milk and the pancakes end up flat. 2. DO mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then just barely combine immediately before cooking. This is not the batter to make in advance or let sit a while. 3. Do not over mix. Any mixing beyond combining takes fluffiness away from the pancakes. 4. Cook them low and slow. These will burn before cooking through if you don't use low, even heat to cook them. a cast-iron skillet works great. 5. Make a big batch once you have confidence. These will be popular. My family of three adult eaters and two children quadruples the recipe and ends up with just a couple single-serving leftovers for the freezer. But then, we really like pancakes. For a little extra moistness, add 1/4 cup cottage cheese for each serving. This is a real winner with my whole family, including a couple kids who would never knowingly go near cottage cheese. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2014
Delicious pancakes - nice and fluffy. My critiques are: There is too much vinegar in the recipe, and slightly too much salt. I did try the recipe with the amounts of vanilla and cinnamon recommended & they were really good. I added more milk because the hubs and I wanted a thinner pancake. I think next time I'll try these plain, without the cinnamon and vanilla (and my adjustments above). Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
This recipe is Alton Brown's and I use it routinely to make pancakes. The only difference is I use buttermilk not soured milk. You will need to increase the buttermilk to 1 cup as buttermilk is thicker than soured milk. The buttermilk really makes for a lighter, fluffier pancake. I don't add the cinnamon or vanilla. I keep this mix in a jar on the shelf in my pantry so I don't have to stop and mix the dry ingredients every time I want to make pancakes. The mix recipe is- 6 cups all purpose flour, 1.5 tsp baking soda, 1 Tablespoon baking powder, 1 Tablespoon kosher salt, 2 Tablespoons sugar. Use 1 cup dry mix and add the liquid ingredients from the recipe (1 egg, buttermilk/soured milk, and butter). Having the mix already on the shelf speeds up breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
This is definitely a keeper! My kids loved how big and fluffy they came out. I did omit the cinnamon and vanilla. I cut my white flour to 3/4 and put a 1/4 whole wheat flour added 2-3 tb spoons of ground flax seed eliminated the butter and added plain greek yogurt. You can't tell the difference without the butter and this & plus the flax add lots of protein. I did cook them on a lower heat because the batter is thick and takes longer to fluff up. I did add a little more sugar to sweeten them up for the kids but you can't really tell. I have made them 2x so far and you can't tell the difference so if you want to add protein try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2014
These pancakes are so light and fluffy. I added the vanilla but not the cinnamon. Yes they taste like cake without the frosting. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2014
I made these as stated including the optional cinnamon and vanilla. I'm not a huge pancake fan but I thought they were delicious. My husband and son love pancakes and they thought they were o.k. but they requested no cinnamon and vanilla next time. I gave this four stars because when you do add the cinnamon it makes the pancakes a very unappealing color. I was afraid my family would not even try them. Thankfully they gave them a go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2014
DELICIOUS!! Read a few reviews omitted cinnamon but everything else exact to recipe as instructed. Everyone loved it the kids ate leftovers as snacks. My husband was impress with the recipe and asked about pre-making dry mix to have on hands for future use. I did use fresh eggs (at room temp) instead of store bought this makes a difference in a lot of recipes that calls for eggs. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
These are some of the best I've made! I changed only two things I didn't have milk so I used half and half and I only added one teaspoon of cinnamon. I cant express how good they are! This is going to become my "standard recipe!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2015
Mine came out flat like crepes. I see from other reviews that may have been due to the vanilla and over mixing. My family prefers fluffier pancakes. Read More
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