Who doesn’t love a delicious perfectly cooked pancake? Pancakes can be savory or sweet, breakfast or dinner, silver dollar sized or dinner plate sized. But no matter how you like your pancakes, you should

  • start with a great batter made with the best ingredients you can get
  • patiently cook your pancakes on a pan that heats evenly
  • carefully flip your pancakes when ready

Below is our version of the perfect thick and fluffy pancake.

Perfect Pancakes

This is a perfect recipe for thick and fluffy pancakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 Pancakes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour Not self-rising
  • 6 tsps non-aluminum baking powder Not baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2.5 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbls butter melted


  • In a large measuring cup, mix the eggs and milk well.
  • In an appropriate sized bowl that will accommodate all the ingredients, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the melted butter to the egg/milk mixture then immediately pour it into the well in the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until just combined using a silicone spoon or spatula to draw the dry ingredients up from the bottom. DO NOT OVER MIX The batter should be lumpy and thick but decently incorporated.
  • Allow the batter to rest while you select your griddle or fry pan allowing time for it to heat to medium/medium high (you know your stove best). When you flick a few droplets of water on your pan and they dance around, your pan is ready. Add a little butter (or bacon grease) to the pan and coat it evenly.
  • Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to dip from your batter bowl and pour the mixture onto the waiting griddle/pan. Be patient. Do not flip the pancakes until bubbles appear and pop. If your pancakes are burning before they are bubbling then turn down your heat.
  • Once they have bubbled and popped, flip them and let the other side cook. When they're done, they should slide on the pan easily.
  • Serve immediately with your choice of "garnishes". Enjoy!