Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Chef John 21750

"Anybody can add water to a boxed pancake mix, but you're better than that! These pancakes are not too thick, not too thin, but tender, light, buttery, and delicious."


25 m servings 318 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1119 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk in melted butter, egg, and milk until combined. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour batter into the hot skillet, about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the sides and center of each pancake. Flip and cook until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes.
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  1. 611 Ratings


Was using boxed mix but ran out. Pulled up AllRecipes and this was on the front page, so we decided to try the recipe. Followed the recipe as is. They were the best pancakes I've ever had!! ...

I used lactose-free milk which I soured with two tablespoons of vinegar and I also used melted margerine instead of butter. The reason I made those substitutions was because I have a son with a ...

I've tried numerous pancake recipes over the years, but this is the first recipe I've found that truly matches the flavor, fluffy texture, appearance and convenience of a box mix. I'd just abou...

I followed this recipe exactly and found the pancakes to be salty. I checked and rechecked to make sure it was not a mistake on my part. Maybe unsalted butter next time?

These are really nice a fluffy. They puff up so beautifully. So easy to make too. I made the recipe as written but next time I might add a teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy!

Perfect pancakes – light and fluffy. I used half the amount of salt (my usual habit) and added blueberries (another habit) for a great morning breakfast.

I was really looking forward to these pancakes, I questioned the amount of baking powder, but decided to follow the recipe to a T. The batter in itself was so thick, thicker than cake batter, b...

These were pretty tasty, but I was a little surprised at how much like the box mix they turned out to be. That's not necessarily bad, but I think I was expecting a little bit more from them. I d...

This is no joke, I have tried almost every pancake recipe on here and this is the BEST! I tried it exactly as written, delicious. But we like really sweet stuff so I added in a total of 3 tabl...