This classic pancake recipe is a fool-proof way to start off any morning on a sweet note. These pancakes are made with simple ingredients but what sets this recipe apart is the perfect balance of sweetness, a light and fluffy texture, and a hint of vanilla in every bite.
How to Make:
- Sift together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a large bowl.
- Then, stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat together 1 large egg, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
- Once the ingredients are well incorporated, make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
- Carefully mix until just moistened, being careful not to over mix the batter.
- To make the pancakes, heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and lightly coat it with canola oil, cooking spray, or butter.
- For each pancake, scoop 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot skillet and let cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Once you begin to see bubbles on the surface and the bottom is golden brown, carefully flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate and cover lightly with foil to keep warm. Make sure to coat the skillet before each pancake to ensure they will not stick.
- Then, drizzle with maple syrup or desired topping and serve immediately while pancakes are still warm.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How can I make these pancakes extra fluffy?
A: To make extra fluffy pancakes, you can use buttermilk instead of regular milk. This will add a tangy flavor to your pancakes, as well as more tenderness since buttermilk has more acidity than milk. If you decide to use buttermilk, reduce the amount of baking powder to 1 teaspoon and add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
Q: How can I store these pancakes?
A: These pancakes are best enjoyed while they are still warm, but if you have some leftovers you can store them in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply reheat in the microwave or enjoy them cold.
Q: What is the best topping for these pancakes?
A: The classic topping for pancakes is maple syrup, but the possibilities are limitless. You can top your pancakes with anything from fresh fruit, nut butter, or even melted chocolate chips.