Old Fashioned Pancakes

Old-Fashioned Pancakes: A Classic Breakfast Staple

 Start your day with a touch of nostalgia by whipping up a batch of Old-Fashioned Pancakes. These classic pancakes, known for their fluffy texture and irresistible buttery flavor, have been a beloved breakfast tradition for generations. Whether you’re making them for a leisurely weekend brunch or a quick weekday breakfast, there’s something comforting about the simplicity of homemade pancakes. So, let’s dust off your griddle and embark on a journey to create the perfect stack of fluffy, golden-brown pancakes.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Additional melted butter for cooking
  • Maple syrup and your favorite toppings, for serving


Prepare the Batter:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, whole milk, large egg, melted unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract. Whisk until the wet ingredients are well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir the mixture gently with a wooden spoon or a spatula until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few small lumps.

Heat the Griddle or Pan: 5. Preheat a griddle or a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. You can test if it’s ready by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the surface; if they sizzle and evaporate, it’s hot enough.

Cook the Pancakes: 6. Brush the hot griddle or skillet with a little melted butter to prevent sticking.

  1. Pour 1/4 cup portions of the pancake batter onto the cooking surface, spacing them a few inches apart. This allows room for the pancakes to spread as they cook.
  2. Cook until you see bubbles forming on the surface of the pancakes and the edges appear set, usually about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Carefully flip each pancake using a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a warm plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes. Repeat the process, adding more melted butter to the griddle or skillet as needed.

Serve and Enjoy: 11. Stack the Old-Fashioned Pancakes on serving plates.

  1. Top with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and any other favorite toppings you desire, such as fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dollop of whipped cream.
  2. Serve your classic pancakes immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy!

Cook’s Notes:

  • For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of ground cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg to the dry ingredients.
  • If you prefer thinner pancakes, you can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding a little more milk.
  • To keep pancakes warm while cooking a large batch, preheat your oven to its lowest setting (usually around 200°F or 95°C) and place the cooked pancakes on an oven-safe plate or baking sheet inside until ready to serve.

  Old-Fashioned Pancakes are a timeless breakfast delight that brings a sense of comfort and nostalgia to your morning routine. With their fluffy texture, buttery taste, and endless topping possibilities, they are the quintessential breakfast treat. Whether you enjoy them as a simple stack with maple syrup or get creative with your favorite toppings, these classic pancakes are sure to brighten your day. So, grab your spatula and flip up a batch for a delicious start to your day!

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