Pancakes, also known as flapjacks, hotcakes, or griddlecakes, have been a breakfast favorite for centuries. There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly cooked pancakes wafting through the kitchen in the morning. With this simple homemade pancakes recipe, you can recreate that experience in your own home with just a few basic ingredients.
To make these delicious pancakes, you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup milk
– 1/4 cup sour cream
– 1 large egg
– 2 tablespoons melted butter
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Start by whisking together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
Next, heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or cooking spray. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the preheated skillet for each pancake. Cook until small bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes immediately with your favorite toppings. Maple syrup, fresh berries, sliced bananas, or even a dollop of whipped cream are all excellent choices. You can also add chocolate chips, nuts, or cinnamon to the batter for some extra flavor and texture.
These fluffy pancakes are a blank canvas for your creativity. Personalize them to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can substitute whole wheat flour for all or part of the all-purpose flour. For a dairy-free version, use almond milk and coconut oil instead of milk and butter.