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Homemade Pancakes - Easy Homemade Pancakes Recipe

Updated on October 4, 2013

What is a Pancake?

A pancakes is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and baked on a griddle or a fried pan. It is probably the oldest form of the bread and it is known in various forms all over the world. Variety of pancakes came as a result of a relative easy baking on the hot stoves or on a griddle. English people added ale to the batter. French, Polish and German pancakes are thin and served with jam or jelly. Russians have blintzes which are usually prepared with buckwheat, are thin and crispy pancakes. They are commonly served with sour cream and caviar or filled with cream cheese or jam. Mexico has tortillas filled with meat and vegetables and topped with some sauce. American people call pancakes buttercakes, flapjacks or griddlecakes. They are usually made with some baking powder which is added as a rising agent and served with some syrup.

How to Make Perfect Pancakes

This is my favorite way of making pancakes!

Let me show you how I make make them.

The most important thing is the temperature of the frying pan and the preparation of the batter. The perfect temperature of the frying pan is when oil starts lightly smoking. It is the time to pour the mixture in.

Another important matter is that you have to get right consistency of the mixture. It can't be to runny because will fall to bits but it can't have any lumps either. You have the proper consistency when you take a spoon of it and it just falls lightly of it. Remember to leave the mixture for 20 minutes so that flour has the time to absorb into the milk.

To prepare homemade pancakes use medium sized pan it would be easier to make them.

Serve pancake hot with some sugar and lemon.

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Easy Pancake Recipe For You

Pancakes are favorite breakfast in the western world now and then. Actually, we have different types and tastes of pancakes all over the globe.

A simple pancake recipe fits a busy person's lifestyle. Here are some steps to make a pancake fast and easy, yet delicious! This type of recipe is good for 4 servings. Now let me show you how to make pancakes easily:

A) Ingredients:

2 cups of flour - sifted and cleaned

2 and a half teaspoon of baking powder

3 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Half tablespoon salt

1 to 2 cups of milk

2 tablespoon of melted butter

B) Steps:

1. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into the strainer.

2. Beat eggs and milk into a separate bowl.

3. Mix egg and milk with flour. Stir until the mixture turns smooth.

4. Add butter to the mixture.

5. Add one-fourth to one-half milk if needed or when the batter looks thick.

6. Prepare the frying pan. Pour one fourth cup of batter when it is hot enough to cook.

7. Toss the batter to cook the other side. Cook until it turns brown.

8. Serve the pancake with maple syrup, honey, cream or strawberry (more on strawberries).

It's easy to cook pancake isn't it? Whether you're running out of time or you got more time to cook, it still is as easy and quick. Furthermore, there are also different flavors of pancakes such as banana, pumpkin and chocolate which have different cooking methods. Indeed, pancakes are part of different civilizations and part of our everyday lives.

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To make perfect homemade pancakes you can use

Chocolate pancakes with ricotta

Some other recipes for the delicius homemade pancakes

Ingredients for pancakes with ricotta:

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 480g (2 cups) smooth ricotta
  • 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) milk
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder

How to make chocolate pancakes with ricotta:

First of all put the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl, add sugar and make a well in the centre. Whisk ricotta, milk and egg yolks together in a separate bowl.

Next add ricotta mixture to the flour mixture and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Cover the mixture and set aside for 20 minutes.

Take an electric beater and whisk the egg white in a dry bowl until soft peaks form. Next fold the egg whites into the pancake batter.

Take a frying pan and brush it with a melted butter and heat over medium heat.

Pour ½ cup of batter into the pan, allowing room for spreading. Cook it for 1-2 minutes until the bubbles appear on surface and pancakes become golden underneath. Turn the pancake and cook for 1-2 minutes. If you want to keep them warm, put in the warm place. It can be oven for example.

Delicious and healthy gluten- free pancakes

Take care of your health with this easy pancake recipe

Ingredients for gluten- free pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1 packet sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 4 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

How to make gluten- free pancakes?

Take a bowl and mix together rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sugar substitute, dry buttermilk powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum.

Next stir in eggs, water and oil and blend it well.

Then, take a medium large griddle or skillet and put it on the medium high heat.

Put batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles begin to form. Put on the other side and cook until golden brown.

Serve hot with some dressing if you like.

Coconut milk pancake recipe

The best choice for dinner.

This is my favorite pancake recipe. You just have to love the coconut milk pancakes, they are so tasty...


  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sifted coconut flour

How to make homemade coconut milk pancakes?

Take a bowl and blend together eggs, oil, coconut extract or vanilla extract, coconut milk, sugar and salt.

Next, take another bowl and combine coconut flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly.

Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir until smooth.

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on a griddle or in a skillet.

Put batter on the hot surface and cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes. Then turn pancake and again cook for 1-2 minute.

Serve hot with some dressing if you want.

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How do you make your perfect homemade pancake? - Share your pancake recipe with us...

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    • Joy Neasley profile image

      Joy Neasley 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I like to add oatmeal into the batter, and top with bananas and maple syrup

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      6 years ago

      I add in 1/2 cup of ragi(finger millet) to the basic pancake mixture. As ragi is good for health and is wholesome.I like to top it with maple syrup, honey and melted butter.

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      6 years ago

      I add in 1/2 cup of ragi(finger millet) to the basic pancake mixture. As ragi is good for health and is wholesome.I like to top it with maple syrup, honey and melted butter.

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      7 years ago

      I didn't know this is so easy. I have to try it!

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      7 years ago

      Every man would have to be able to do

    • tomazg profile image


      7 years ago

      The best pancakes I was eat in Indonesia few years ago. Pancakes with a lot of fruit like banana, pineapple,... with honey.

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      7 years ago

      Angel dust is nice on pancakes too!

    • Hana4 profile image


      7 years ago

      Have to show my boyfriend this, although his pancakes aren't half bad :)

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      7 years ago

      My perfect homemade pancakes usually are cooked with fresh blueberries or topped with a homemade blueberry sauce.

    • klopcic profile image


      7 years ago

      Top recipes! Let´s start baking! I will stick to your recipe:)

    • papar lm profile image

      papar lm 

      7 years ago

      i have to try this! Thx for sharing

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      7 years ago

      mmm pancakes with nutella... delicious

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      7 years ago

      Delicious! Thanks for the recipes. Sorry my pancake is from the box.

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      7 years ago

      Just had pancakes yesterday. Btw, has anyone tried them with mayonnaise? :) I'm serious, they are realy tasty...

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      I just love pancakes and I am going to try some of these ideas too :) Thanks for sharing !

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      7 years ago

      Dont forget Nutella!!

    • TheresaMarkham profile image


      7 years ago

      @mekon1971: Use a little veg oil, not cooking spray, and evenly coat pan after oil warms up. Heat pan until a few sprinkles of water dance in the pan. Then add your batter in scant 1/4 cups. The first batch will be a little too dense. Don't add more oil betweeen batches. Then, the pan will be the perfect temp for the rest of the batches.

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      7 years ago

      We add a little vanilla, and sometimes cinnamon to batter. Yum! Nice lens!

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      7 years ago

      thank you for this recipe

    • mekon1971 profile image


      8 years ago

      I always have trouble with getting the pan to the right temperature, therefore, I usually end up just making waffles, but I do love pancakes, and the recipe's are always helpful!

    • zupi profile image


      8 years ago

      I must try this great recipe. Thanks

    • Fox Music profile image

      Fox Music 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for this Delisious Lens on Easy Homemade Pancakes

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      Digital Book Today 

      8 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Great lens. Looks like an activity for Saturday morning breakfast. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      Yummy, I wish somebody could bring them to me now, I'm hungry :)

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      8 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I've never thought about having pancakes with ricotta! I might have to try it! I wonder if cottage cheese would also work? I usually make buttermilk pancakes with yogurt. I lensrolled your lens on my lens about my favorite easy pancakes recipe.

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      Valu LM 

      8 years ago

      Thank you. For me pancakes are one of the best things out there. Just can't say no to them.

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      8 years ago

      OK thanks a lot. Now I am hungry for pancakes. So I have to stop surfing and go make some. Seriously nice lens.

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      8 years ago

      Hmm coconut milk pancakes? I have not tried making pancakes with coconut milk. Is that going to make pancakes taste a lot better, more special maybe? I would love to try your recipe and then I'll tell you what I think.


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