American Pancakes: The Ultimate Guide for Easy and Fluffy

These Easy Fluffy American Pancakes are the Best Homemade Pancakes recipe you will love to make every time.

You can prep this in 5 minutes with only 6 ingredients, and you will get fluffy pancakes with minimal effort.

American Pancakes

If you are looking for the best easy breakfast recipe for your family’s morning menu then these pancakes are the best option for the entire family.

There are no alternatives for easy fluffy American pancakes! You can also serve this as a side dish in family dinner, so it’s not just for breakfast only!

These pancakes are a bit different from British pancakes, these are thick, fluffy just like cake. So, give this a try!

Why you’ll Adore It?

You will adore everything about these pancakes, these are easy to make and quick to prepare,

With a few ingredients and minimal effort you can prepare these, with a fluffy texture and subtly sweet flavor they turn out incredible every time with a perfect round shape.

American Pancakes

This will crave your hunger and make you hungry every time you see these, my recipe is best for your lazy Sunday breakfast.

Sometimes you feel too tired to cook for breakfast on a lazy weekend or morning, this recipe is just perfect for you!

Quick and easy to prepare Easy Fluffy American Pancakes with a few basic ingredients with a generous and fluffy texture that will melt in your mouth.
Serve this to enjoy your family crowd and make this a memorable pleasing dish and make everyone talk about it.

Toppings for Easy Fluffy American Pancakes?

American Pancakes are served with a lot of yummy toppings depending on your choice and taste buds, usually, I made these pancakes classically style and use sweet and thick maple syrup and fresh fruit.

The choice is yours, you can add banana slices, or strawberries with whipped cream, so options are endless.

My grandmother used to add homemade strawberry sauce with Jams, toppings of chocolate bars, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to make this thicker and creamier.

Homemade Pancake Mix?

Homemade pancake mix can be made ahead of time, you can store it before serving, also it’s quick to make at any time.

To make this cake mix, combine all dry ingredients, and when you are ready, add eggs, oil, and milk to these ingredients.

American Pancakes

One thing you should take care of is the quantity of flour, don’t try to add extra flour as this will make these pancakes thicker and denser but we need it fluffy and delicious.

Since everyone has a hand on measuring cup in the kitchen, by using this method flour is packed and results in too much of it.

I recommend using a kitchen scale, use 125-130 grams of it per cup, if you want to use measuring cup just make it fluffing with spoon before using.

Easy Fluffy American Pancakes Key-Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour- Use plain flour to make this American pancake recipe.
  • Sugar- This is used to sweeten these pancakes, it also enhances their texture, if you have health issues feel free to omit this in the recipe.
  • Baking Powder- This is the main ingredient that will make your pancake rise, sometimes old baking powder causes a flat pancake so always check the dates on the packet.
  • Salt- Salt should be used according to your taste, it causes tenderness in your recipe.
  • Milk- Sometimes non-dairy milk works fine, but I recommend using whole milk for the best outputs.
  • Canola or vegetable oil- It’s neutral in taste and gives subtle flavor to it, you can also use melted butter (unsalted) in your pancakes.
  • Large Egg- Large egg makes your pancake more tender and moister.

What to Serve with American Pancakes?

There are a lot of ways to serve and enjoy these cakes in breakfast, you can use any toppings of your choice, I have some recommendations below!

American Pancakes

Fresh Berries- Blueberries, Raspberries, or Strawberries can be used as toppings.

Sliced Bananas- I love bananas in addition to butter and sugar to add more flavor and yum these.

Chocolate chips- Don’t hesitate to add these while cooking, as well as toppings, this way your pancakes result more chocolaty flavored.

Nuts- Nuts cause more crunch and enhance the texture of your pancakes.

FAQS About Easy Fluffy American Pancakes

Why did my pancakes not fluffy?

As I mentioned before, double check the expiry dates of your baking powder, sometimes old baking powder cause not rise in these cakes, also do not overmix butter it can be a reason to pancakes not rise as expected.

Can I make this without a griddle?

Yes, of course, you can prepare it on the stovetop instead.

What type of milk I should use in this Pancake Recipe?

I prefer using whole milk but don’t hesitate to use any other milk in a 1:1 ratio.

Can I double this recipe?

If you want a family breakfast you can double or even tipple my recipe, just use scale in my recipe.

How to store?

Store leftovers in an airtight container, I used plastic wrap to cover this, please store them at cool room temperature for up to 2-3 days, after that, they will become sogging, you can store them in a large zip lock bag.


Easy Fluffy American Pancakes

Quick and easy to prepare Easy Fluffy American Pancakes with a few basic ingredients and minimal effort with generous and fluffy texture that will melt in your mouth.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 124 kcal


  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch pf salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • fresh berries, maple syrup, etc. for toppings


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and combine them well. Set aside.
  • Add the milk, butter (or vegetable oil), and egg in a medium bowl.
  • Pour dry ingredient made before into the milk mixture and stir, do not overmix.
  • Heat griddle over med. heat and coat with veggie oil or cooking spray properly.
  • For each on of the pancake, add 2 Tbsp. of butter onto griddle, cook for about 2 minutes, then flip for 1-2 additional minutes until it turns golden brown.
  • Transfer cooked pancakes on a baking sheet to keep warm at 200F until ready to serve.
  • Serve warm, with toppings of your desire such as butter or fresh fruit like banana slices.
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Cooking Spray

Before pouring the pancake onto griddle spray this with cooking spray, as it will prevent pancakes from sticking and give perfect shapes to your pancakes.


American Pancakes are served with a lot of yummy toppings depends on your choice and taste buds such as fresh fruits!

Pancake Size

This recipe of mine is written for 8 pancakes if you want for large family gather then you can double this recipe!

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