The Super-Simple Trick to Cooking Homemade Pancakes Like a Pro

Seeing the words from scratch or homemade next to a recipe can be enough to make your eyes glaze over. Suddenly visions begin spring to mind of having to watch dough rise for hours. However, the notion that you have to be a culinary whiz to throw together homemade recipes is completely false. We're here to prove it with a foolproof recipe for everyone's favorite breakfast: pancakes. Once you see how easy homemade pancakes are to throw together, you'll never buy the boxed stuff again. After all, there's no denying that when a recipe is made with fresh ingredients—without cutting any corners—the dish's quality receives a major boost. Keep reading to learn how to make pancakes from scratch with the simple recipe below.

Yield: 8 pancakes


1 1/2 cups flour

3 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1 1/14 cups milk

1 egg, beaten

3 tbsp. butter, melted


Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Separately mix together milk with egg and melted butter. Slowly add to flour mixture, and stir until smooth.

Heat pan or griddle, lightly oiled, over medium-high heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle, turning on each side until lightly browned. Serve hot.

Now that you've got the basics down, learn how to make simple blueberry pancakes from scratch.