How to Make Pancakes Like a Pro
Pancakes are one of the most versatile breakfast treats – they can be sweet, savory, fluffy, or flat, and the flavor possibilities are endless. Making a perfect pancake requires a few simple steps, so follow along and you’ll be able to make pancakes like a pro in no time.
Before you begin, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter. Make sure the butter has been completely melted and that there are no lumps.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Don’t overmix or the pancakes will be tough.
- The batter should be the consistency of a thick soup. If it’s too thick, add a bit more milk; if it’s too thin, add a bit more flour.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the skillet with a bit of butter, cooking oil, or non-stick spray. Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the batter.
- Pour a ¼ cup of batter into the skillet and let cook for 1-2 minutes, until the edges are beginning to look dry and some bubbles have formed on the surface of the pancake. Flip the pancake over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve your pancakes with your choice of toppings – butter, syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and more. Enjoy!
Tips and Tricks for Perfect Pancakes
- Don’t overmix the batter – a few lumps are ok.
- Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the batter. If it’s too hot, the pancakes may burn on the outside before they are cooked on the inside.
- For even cooking, make sure to spread the batter out evenly in the skillet with the back of a spoon.
- Let the pancakes cook until they are golden brown – they should not be flipped until the edges are beginning to look dry and some bubbles have formed on the surface.
- If you find the pancakes are sticking to the skillet, add a bit more cooking oil or butter before adding the next batch.
- Serve the pancakes warm – no one likes cold pancakes!
Making perfect pancakes doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With just a few simple steps and some basic ingredients, you’ll be able to make delicious pancakes like a pro in no time.