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How to Make Easy Fluffy Pancakes

I have tried a LOT of pancake recipes over the years but I always come back to this one. It makes a small amount of perfect, easy fluffy pancakes.

Need more? You can double or triple the recipe without issues. Plus, you can freeze them if you make too many. Pop them in the toaster on busy mornings for a warm, delicious breakfast! Looking for other pancake recipes? You need to try Cinnamon Oat Pancakes, Banana Pancakes and Blueberry Pancakes!

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Make sure to follow the recipe exactly to get perfect, easy fluffy pancakes. Vinegar may seem like a weird ingredient but BELIEVE ME, you have to include it or the recipe won’t work.

Also, make sure to let your batter stand for a few minutes to let the batter puff up a bit before you cook it. If you follow those two suggestions, your pancakes will puff up deliciously!

delicious fluffy pancakes


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


milk and vinegar mixture for pancakes

Mix milk and vinegar together and let set for 5 minutes for milk to “sour”.

dry ingredients for pancakes combined in a bowl

In a large bowl mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

mixing melted butter into the milk mixture

Mix melted butter into the soured milk. Add the egg and mix well.

adding the egg to the milk mixture for pancakes

Pour milk/egg mixture into the flour mixture & stir until combined.

allowing the batter to sit and fluff up before cooking your fluffy pancakes

Let sit for a few minutes until the batter “puffs” up a bit.

cooking the pancakes on a hot griddle

Cook pancakes on a hot griddle. Serve hot with butter & syrup.

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Sunday 27th of September 2015

I made these, they were very tender. Replaced egg with 1 tsp of starch + 2 Tbsp water, also, didn't have whole wheat, so, used regular flour; plus, used oil instead of butter. Everything worked out :)


Monday 10th of June 2013

We tried and LOVED this recipe!!!! Best fluffy ones so far (and we've been through a number)! This is our new favorite!


Saturday 8th of September 2012

Mmm... we love pancakes too! I never thought of freezing them though. We make a big batch of buttermilk pancake batter and keep it in the fridge. I like that this recipe has whole wheat, we'll give it a try.


Saturday 8th of September 2012

Freezing them works great. You can pop them in the toaster to warm them up.

Shan @ the fairy blogmother

Monday 6th of August 2012

Yum. Pancakes are a favourite here.


Saturday 12th of February 2011

Tried these and they are soooo fluffy. Caution to anyone used to watching for large bubbles to form before flipping the pancakes. These cakes have tiny, more uniform bubbles. Don't wait for bigger bubbles to form! Gently lift an edge to peer underneath and see if it is golden brown. Thanks for sharing Merry! I was going to ask if you modified this recipe for waffles, but then I notice waffles on the breakfast recipes list. So, I'll check out that recipe too.