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Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

This easy pancake recipe makes the fluffiest homemade pancakes around!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pancake recipe, fluffy pancakes from scratch, homemade pancakes, how to make pancakes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 119kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • In a mixing bowl combine milk, sour cream, beaten egg, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and lemon zest; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • While whisking, slowly pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; continue to whisk until everything is thoroughly incorporated and there are no lumps. 
  • Let mixture stand for 15 minutes on the kitchen counter. You can also cover it and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Spray a pancake griddle or a nonstick pan with cooking spray and set over medium heat. 
  • Add ⅓ cup pancake batter to the heated pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom; flip over and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Remove pancake from pan and set aside.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Add fresh fruit and maple syrup to the pancakes.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg