Fluffy Old-Fashioned Homemade Pancakes

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This simple homemade pancake recipe results in light, fluffy, buttery pancakes. It’s my favorite breakfast, and so easy.

Pancake mix doesn’t have to come from a box. Plus, homemade is BETTER! Check out this simple recipe.  

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Homemade Pancakes Better Than Boxed Mix

In my younger days I’d always used a box mix when I made pancakes. To be honest I really never thought about it otherwise.

Then several years ago I discovered how easy it was to whip up homemade pancakes.

I enjoy making things for myself that I used to have to buy. It’s usually healthier with more natural ingredients, better tasting and significantly cheaper too!

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So homemade is the only way I make pancakes now. Thankfully it’s ridiculously easy. 

What Are The Ingredients For Homemade Pancakes?

When you make pancakes from scratch, the ingredients are all familiar. No scary-sounding franken-ingredients here! 

      • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

      • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

      • 1 teaspoon salt

      • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

      • 1 ¼ cups milk

      • 1 large egg

      • 3 tablespoons melted butter

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See what I mean? Simple!

A Simple Homemade Pancake Recipe

Recently Rancher Man asked what I wanted for a special breakfast-in-bed occasion. Without hesitation I piped up “Homemade PANCAKES!” 

Now my man is the king of the grill and he knows his way around a kitchen pretty well too. But the nervous look on his face made me smile. 

“Don’t worry” I assured him “My recipe for pancakes is E-A-S-Y!”

When the pancakes were served the next morning he agreed the recipe was very straightforward. He suggested I share the recipe with y’all using the title “So Easy A Guy Can Do It”  LOL.

So no offense to you kitchen-capable fellas out there, just pacifying the man in my life with the title!

How Do You Make Homemade Pancakes?

Making homemade pancakes is easy. Simply mix up the batter and drop about 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake onto a pre-heated & buttered surface.

I love to use my double-burner cast iron griddle, but you can use a cast iron skillet or even a non-stick skillet to make pancakes.

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Cook each pancake until you begin to see bubbles appear on the top of the pancake batter, the edges will begin to dry slightly.

Then carefully slide a spatula beneath the pancake and flip it to the other side, cooking until golden brown.

Stack your cooked pancakes on a plate until all the pancakes are prepared. 

To serve, place a couple of pancakes on a plate, top with a small pat of butter and as the butter melts along the surface of the pancake, top with syrup.

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I typically make my own Maple-Flavored Syrup. It’s delicious, inexpensive and fast to make.

Make Your Own Homemade Pancake Convenience Mix

You can even pre-mix the dry ingredients in a repurposed jar. That way breakfast the next morning will a snap. 

Just add a note to add the wet ingredients when getting ready to make the pancakes: 

1¼ cups of milk,

1 egg,

3 tablespoons of melted butter.

You’ve just made your own inexpensive convenience mix… but BETTER! 

It’s a good idea to keep a jar of this pancake mix in your pantry. And they can be ready just as fast (if not faster) than those purchased pre-made packets!

Not only will your own mix be infinitely cheaper, but it’s comprised of ingredients you recognize and can pronounce. 

What Goes With Pancakes For Breakfast?

Pancakes can be breakfast all by themselves! But there are other breakfast foods that pair well with them too.

A complete list of breakfast ideas is listed at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check them out!

So give it a try, you won’t be sorry. Recipe from moi below!

Homemade Maple-Flavored Syrup NOTE:

Be sure to check out my recipe for making my own quick & easy homemade maple-flavored syrup!


Did you make these pancakes? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

Light, Fluffy, Homemade PANCAKES

This simple homemade pancake recipe results in light, fluffy buttery pancakes. It's my favorite breakfast, and so easy. Pancake mix doesn't have to (and shouldn't!) come from a box! Check out this easy recipe. #TexasHomesteader

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, easy, homemade, pancakes, recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted



  1. In large bowl sift together 1 ¾ cups flour, 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar.

  2. Make a well in the center and pour in 1 ¼ cups milk, 1 egg and 3 Tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until smooth.

  3. Heat a lightly-oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto hot griddle or pan and brown pancake on both sides.


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9 thoughts on “Fluffy Old-Fashioned Homemade Pancakes

  1. Chavonne Harvey

    These pancakes look so good even better than the ones I make, I’m gonna try this recipe.

  2. Bonnie V

    Yum! I love from-scratch pancakes. I also keep a bag of frozen blueberries in the freeze to add while they’re cooking. 😉

    Stopping by from the Homestead Blog Hop.

  3. Mimi

    These look great! I must say I’ve always been a fan of home made pancakes over anything out of a box. Yours look mouthwatering Tammy! P

  4. Erlene

    How many pancakes can you get from your recipe? My kids love eating pancakes I we make them a lot. I used to use boxed pancake mix, but have been making our own for quite some time now. Homemade is always better and fluffier.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Erlene, I’ve never counted them, but it makes enough for me to gobble all I want, RancherMan to fill his manly appetite and a few left over for us. ~TxH~

  5. ColleenB.

    You got me to laughing when I read your title; ‘Pancakes – So Easy A Guy Can Do It.’ :} Oh, my dear, you do not know my man. Even if he where to follow the recipe, he can still screw it up in some way shape or form.
    I love pancakes as well as I do waffles plus I like mixing up dry ingredients to use for later use no matter what it is. Having homemade maple syrup………just can’t be beat. Nothing compares to homemade, not even IHOP.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend.
    We had a nice shower of rain early morning yesterday (around 5am) but then turned really humid later on

  6. CTY

    I have an easy 7 grain pancake mix recipe I keep handy for pancakes anytime. It is a versatile recipe because it uses any dairy product you have on hand (milk, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, even soy or almond milk). I have even used fruited yogurt with it. I’ll dig out my recipe if you like.

  7. Shirley

    My goodness.. this recipe is exactly like the one I have that is in a cookbook I brought in 1962…the only difference is keeping the dry ing. separate…hummmm

  8. Alison at NOVA Frugal Family

    I just started making my own pancake mix and I will never go back to the boxed mix. I make the big batch and keep it in a tupperware container so that I am always ready to mix up a batch- breakfast, lunch or dinner. The leftovers are great in the freezer for a quick breakfast treat anytime!! My son loves them so I have to make extra to last the week but they don’t usually because he wants to eat them all the time.


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