These fluffy homemade pancakes are a breakfast delight, boasting a perfect balance of sweetness and fluffiness that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. They are easy to whip up, requiring simple pantry ingredients and minimal effort, yet yield pancakes that rival those from your favorite diner. Whether you’re treating yourself to a leisurely weekend brunch or whipping up a quick weekday breakfast, these pancakes are sure to become a beloved staple in your kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Delightfully fluffy and tender texture.
  • Perfectly balanced sweetness.
  • Customizable toppings to suit your taste.
  • Requires simple pantry ingredients.


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (adjustable to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk and white vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes to sour, creating “soured milk”.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the soured milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until most lumps are gone. Do not overmix.
  5. Allow the batter to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes. Do not stir again.
  6. Heat a buttered skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  7. Gently ladle 1/2 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
  8. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, then flip and brown the other side.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Kcal: Approximately 290 kcal per serving

These pancakes are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the toaster or microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough pancakes.
  • Letting the batter rest allows the gluten to relax and creates a lighter texture.
  • Use a non-stick skillet or griddle for easy flipping and cleanup.
  • Customize your pancakes with toppings like fresh fruit, maple syrup, or whipped cream.

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