World’s Easiest Pancake Recipe

World’s Easiest Pancake Recipe


I woke up this morning with pancakes on the brain. I’m usually partial to crepes vs pancakes, but today, after seeing the gorgeous tiny organic strawberries I received in my Bracco Farms CSA box, I wanted pancakes with Quebec maple syrup and strawberries.

This is the simplest pancake recipe of all times with just a few dry ingredients mixed with wet ones easily available at home….no fancy buttermilk, ricotta pancakes….just solid, easy-to-make pancakes the whole family will enjoy.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg and butter. Add the dry ingredients in the milk mixture and whisk until just moistened with a few lumps – do not overmix.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add ½ tablespoon oil and warm for 30 seconds.
  4. Add about ¼ cup batter for each pancake. You should be able to fit 2 pancakes in a large skillet.
  5. Cook until the surface of pancakes has some bubbles and a few have burst, about 1 minute. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the second side, about another minute.
  6. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes.
  7. Continue with more oil and remaining batter.
  8. Serve with berries and pure maple syrup.

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. Those look great! Fast and “un-fancified.” I never have milk at home, though. Do you think I could replace it with yogurt, or soymilk? Thanks!

  2. Yes, soy milk in the same quantity would work…vanilla soy milk would be super!

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