There's nothing that can beat waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee and buttery pancakes cooking on the griddle. Everyone needs a solid homemade pancake recipe in their rotation, and these flap jacks will instantly upgrade your weekend routine. They can be served all on their own, but if you're feeling creative, transform them with our brunch favorite Pancake Casserole recipe. You'll ditch the boxed stuff for good once you've tried this Easy Homemade Pancakes recipe.These pancakes are easy to make as a family, and they're perfect for breakfast in bed on Mother's Day, Father's Day or any special occasion. Feel free to load these pancakes up with mix-ins, like blueberries, bananas, or chocolate chips, and be sure to drizzle with some maple syrup. Make a playful breakfast treat for the kids by using fruit and whipped cream to form a smiley face on the pancakes. Not only is it cute, but it's one way to ensure your kids eat their fruit!


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Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins
Makes about 45 (3 1/2-in.) pancakes


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and eggs in a separate bowl; gradually stir into flour mixture. Gently stir in butter. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat a buttered griddle to 350°F.

  • Working in 5 batches, spoon 8 pancakes onto hot griddle using a 1 1/2-inch scoop (about 2 tablespoons per pancake). Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Set pancakes aside until ready to use.