We’ve all had days when we’ve skipped eating one of the most important meals of the day, “Breakfast,” which isn’t a good way to start your morning, especially if you have a routine that requires you to be energized throughout the day to get all of the work done without the constant reminder of having a meal stuck in our minds as the first thing on the way to work.
If you are one of those individuals who don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen preparing a proper breakfast and want something that is quick to make without any hassle of chopping stuff, then we have the perfect, easiest, and most universal breakfast option for you. Yes, you guessed it right—it’s PANCAKES! We’re not talking about instant-mix pancakes here because we all know homemade pancakes are always better.
In less than half an hour, you can make the perfect fluffy pancakes from scratch, which are a great treat for everyone, and make a filling breakfast with many assorted toppings, like the pancakes with honey, chocolate, sweetened whipped cream, butter, or maple syrup, along with some freshly cut fruits to make it even more delicious which are some of the easily available ingredients!
The following recipe serves 4 people and takes 5 to 7 minutes to prepare, totaling approximately 20 to 22 minutes of cooking time. Before we begin, we recommend that you preheat the oven to keep the pancakes warm while you complete the rest of the recipe. Believe us when we say that it makes a huge difference, and you’ll love it and do so every time you make a pancake.
A quick rundown of what you’ll need for the full recipe is included below:
Here’s a complete ingredient list that you’ll most likely find in your kitchen as a common supply. If not, this is everything you’ll need to add to your grocery list next time.
- Flour: 1 cup (all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, or a combination of both)
- Milk: 1 cup (whole milk, reduced-fat milk, and even skim milk)
- Sugar: 2 tablespoons (coconut sugar, raw sugar, or brown sugar)
- Unsalted Melted Butter: 2 tablespoons
- Vegetable Oil: 1 tablespoon
- Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons
- Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon (Optional)
- Salt: A pinch or 1/2 teaspoon (As preferred)
- One large egg
- Any toppings of your choice
5 simple steps to making the best pancakes
Step 1: Take a bowl, as per your preference, that holds all the ingredients together. Make sure it’s clean by wiping it dry with a napkin. Then put the items into the bowl and mix them well by thoroughly combining all of the dry ingredients.
Step 2: It’s the best of both worlds! Now, take all of the wet ingredients and add them to the dry mix in the measured amount as listed above to make a perfect pancake batter mix.
Step 3: Now, it’s time to get mixing! Make sure that the batter is smooth and free of lumps. You can avoid them by slowly combining the wet ingredients with the dry mix and continuing to fold and turn the batter to ensure consistency. Remember to fold the batter and not stir! Tip: You can double the quantity of the ingredients if you want to make it for more people.
Step 4: Take a hot griddle, skillet, or pan and melt the butter. After a few minutes, scoop some of the pancake batter from the bowl onto the pan and cook for two to three minutes, then flip when bubbles form on the surface and the sides of the pancake appear to be dry. Continue with more oil or butter and the remaining batter to make them for four individuals.
Step 5: Cook until both sides are golden brown and still fluffy and soft, which typically takes two to three minutes per side. When they are cooked, transfer them to a plate and serve them while they are still warm. Enjoy the delicious pancakes with your favorite toppings. To prevent the pancakes from becoming soggy, save the toppings until just before serving and store them in an airtight container if you want to serve them later.
Thank you for reading! Let us know if you tried this recipe and which toppings you used to make your favorite pancakes in the comments.