Are you tired of box pancake mix and looking for a homemade pancakes recipe? Ever since I was little, weekend mornings were started with a plate of fluffy pancakes. I have my favorite brands of easy-to-make pancake mix, but always want to learn how to make my own. After a few recipe failures, I’ve found the best homemade pancake recipe ever. These pancakes are thick, fluffy, and sweet.
NOTE: My homemade pancake recipe is dairy free, but can be made with real milk and butter!
Due to a bit of dairy intolerance, we try to use dairy free products in our home whenever we can. For milk, we switch between soy and almond, unsweetened and original. For butter, we love Earth Balance butter. There is nothing like an easy dairy free pancake made from scratch.
As you can see from my ingredient photo, I have a mixture of organic/natural products. My syrup is a brand I’ve loved since I was little (that and Mrs. Buttersworth), but all natural maple syrup would be tasty with my pancakes made from scratch too! The Organic Cane Sugar in the Raw is more grainy than your standard white sugar, but it is just as delicious. I prefer this brand over the regular because it is unbleached (and so is my flour).
After mixing the ingredients together you will notice your pancake mix is THICK. That’s a good thing – the best homemade pancakes are thick and fluffy. My secret ingredient to making them sweet… vanilla extract.
Look closely at the pancakes above for the tiny bubbles at the surface – that means the pancakes are ready to flip!
- 1 1/2 cups flour all purpose
- 3 1/2 tspns baking powder
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 1/4 cup organic refined sugar
- 1 1/4 cups soy/almond milk unsweetened
- 1 egg
- 3 tblspns butter melted
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1. Melt the butter in a small glass dish in the microwave for 30 seconds. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla and milk. 4. Slowly add liquid into flour mixture and whisk until combined. The pancake mix should be thick and slightly lumpy.5. Melt a small pat of butter over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. 6. Once the skillet is hot, pour around 1/2 cup of pancake mix. Allow the pancake to cook for a few minutes – you’ll know it is ready to flip when you see a few bubbles come to the surface.7. Flip and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pancake has firmed up. 8. Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.