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Basic Pancakes

My kids love pancakes. The topping options are endless, but you need to start with the basic pancake. This is a simple 'go to' recipe for Basic Pancakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Cook This Again, Mom!


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Heat a skillet on medium to medium low heat.
  • Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until mixed.
  • On the heated skillet, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter for each pancake. After about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes you will notice the edges of the pancakes getting firm, and bubbles forming on the top of the pancakes. Turn the pancakes and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. You can lightly press on top of the pancakes and if it bounces back without leaving an indent, it is done.
  • I use a non-stick skillet and I don't add oil or butter to my pan first.
  • I get about 12 pancakes per batch.