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A stack of pancakes from scratch on a black plate with syrup pouring over them
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How to Make Pancakes from Scratch

This is an easy guide that will teach you how to make pancakes from scratch. Pancakes are a delicious breakfast staple that anyone can master! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes from scratch
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Kelsey Crist



  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of pancake mixture onto the griddle.
  • Once the sides start to dry and the top is bubbling, flip the pancake using a large spatula.
  • Cook until both sides of the pancake are golden brown and the middle is cooked through (you can check by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the pancake - if it comes out dry it is done).
  • Remove from heat and serve with your favorite pancake topping.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg