How to Make Pancakes from Scratch: A Comprehensive Guide


Asensio, have you ever wanted to make pancakes from scratch but didn’t know where to start? Look no further! With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be making restaurant-quality pancakes in no time. With just a few simple ingredients and techniques, you can create fluffy and delicious pancakes that will impress anyone. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, this guide will take you through each step to ensure you have the perfect pancake every time.

What You’ll Need

Before we get started, let’s go over the ingredients and tools you’ll need:

Ingredients Tools
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour Large mixing bowl
3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Whisk or fork
1 teaspoon of salt Large measuring cup
1 tablespoon of white sugar Non-stick frying pan or griddle
1 1/4 cups of milk Ladle or measuring cup
1 egg Spatula
3 tablespoons of melted butter Wire cooling rack

The Perfect Pancake Batter

Now that you have all your ingredients and tools ready, it’s time to make the perfect batter. Here’s how:

Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In your large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.

Step 2: Add the Wet Ingredients

In a separate measuring cup, mix together your milk, egg, and melted butter until well combined.

Step 3: Combine the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking continuously until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.

Step 4: Let the Batter Rest

Let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking to allow the baking powder to activate.

Cooking Your Pancakes

Now that you have the perfect batter, it’s time to cook your pancakes. Follow these steps for delicious results:

Step 1: Preheat Your Pan or Griddle

Heat your non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium heat. You can test if it’s hot enough by adding a few drops of water; if it sizzles and evaporates, it’s ready.

Step 2: Add the Batter to the Pan or Griddle

Ladle or pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter onto the heated pan or griddle for each pancake. Use the back of a ladle or measuring cup to spread the batter into a circle shape, about 4 inches in diameter.

Step 3: Cook the Pancakes

Cook your pancakes for 2-3 minutes on the first side, or until you see bubbles forming on the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown.

Step 4: Keep Your Pancakes Warm

After cooking, transfer your pancakes to a wire cooling rack placed in a warm oven (around 175°F) to keep them warm until ready to serve.


1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, but whole wheat flour will affect the texture and taste of the pancakes. You may need to add extra milk to thin the batter if it’s too thick.

2. Can I substitute the sugar with honey or maple syrup?

Yes, but be aware that it will also alter the taste of the pancakes. Honey may also make the pancakes denser, so add a little extra baking powder if needed.

3. Can I make the batter ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the batter the night before and store it covered in the fridge. Just give it a good stir before using, and you may need to add a little extra milk to thin the batter.

4. Can I freeze leftover pancakes?

Yes, you can freeze leftover pancakes by placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag with wax paper in between each pancake to prevent sticking. They can be reheated in a toaster or microwave.

5. Can I add fruit to my pancakes?

Yes, you can add fruit such as blueberries, bananas, or strawberries to your batter before cooking. Just be aware that they may affect the texture and cooking time of your pancakes.

6. How can I make my pancakes fluffier?

Make sure to use fresh baking powder, let the batter rest before cooking, and don’t overmix the batter to avoid overdeveloping the gluten.

7. How can I make my pancakes crispy?

Cook your pancakes on a higher heat and use a non-stick pan or griddle. You can also add a little extra melted butter to the pan before cooking.


Congratulations, Asensio! You now have a comprehensive guide on how to make pancakes from scratch. With just a few simple ingredients and techniques, you can create delicious and fluffy pancakes that will impress anyone. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and toppings, and remember to have fun in the kitchen!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. And most importantly, happy cooking!

Closing Statement with Disclaimer

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