Fluffy and Delicious Homemade Pancakes: A Simple Recipe for Breakfast Bliss
Making your own pancakes is a delightful and easy process. Here's a simple recipe to help you whip up delicious pancakes from scratch:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Optional: vanilla extract, blueberries, chocolate chips, or other desired add-ins
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter. If you prefer, you can add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps in the batter are okay. If you're adding any extras like blueberries or chocolate chips, fold them in gently at this stage.
- Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. You can lightly grease the surface with butter or cooking spray if needed.
- Ladle about 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Use the back of the ladle or a spoon to spread the batter into a round shape.
- Cook the pancakes until bubbles start to form on the surface, usually about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
- Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and cover them with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook the remaining batter.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter until all the pancakes are cooked.
- Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh fruits, whipped cream, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Enjoy your homemade pancakes! Remember, you can always experiment with different flavors and toppings to suit your taste preferences.