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The Best Classic Homemade Pancake

The best classic homemade pancake is always an old fashioned one which has a rich flavor and a light, tender and moist texture.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 5 pancakes


  • Flat griddle or large saute non-stick pan
  • Off set spatula for flipping pancake
  • Ladle or plastic squeeze bottle


  • 1.5 c AP Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1.5 c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter clarified

To serve with

  • unsalted butter
  • maple syrup
  • fresh fruit
  • ice cream


  • In a mixing bowl, sift flour and baking powder and mix together with salt and sugar
  • Combine milk, clarified butter, egg and add them to dry ingredients above. Mix just until the ingredients are combines
  • Let the batter rest for at least 3 hours or over night
  • When the batter is ready. Heat the griddle or non-stick saute pan on medium high heat. Coat it lightly with unsalted butter.
  • Drop the batter by using ladle or plastic squeeze bottle
  • When bubbles appear on the pancake's surface and the bottom turns golden browned, flip the pancake and continue to cook the other side.
  • Avoid flipping pancake more than once to prevent it from deflate.
  • Serve pancake warm with your choice of sides.


Other variations:
  • Buttermilk pancake - Replace the milk with the same amount of buttermilk then you have another classic, old-fashioned style pancake.
  • Berry pancake - Add fresh or frozen berry into the batter then you have fruit style pancake. Any berry you want.
  • Apple-pecan pancake - Fold chopped cooked apples, chopped pecans and cinnamon then you have classic savory pancake.
Keyword Classic homemade pancake, homemade pancake