Pancakes are a popular breakfast dish made from a simple batter of flour, eggs, milk, and leavening agents such as baking powder or yeast. They can be served sweet or savory, with various toppings ranging from syrup and butter to bacon and eggs. Pancakes are a staple in many cultures around the world, each with its own unique variations, such as crepes in France, dosa in India, and okonomiyaki in Japan. They are also versatile dishes that can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a perfect option for a quick and easy breakfast or a fun weekend brunch. Whether you prefer them thin and crispy or fluffy and soft, pancakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined (a few small lumps are okay).
  4. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake.
  5. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look set, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as syrup, butter, and fresh fruit. Enjoy!