How To Make Homemade Pancakes

This is a recipe for basic pancakes made with flour, butter, milk, egg, and other ingredients. Serve these pancakes with butter and syrup.

I’m trying to think if I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t loved a good homemade pancake. I think it’s because of the two following factors:

1. The nostaglic reason.

Mom at the stove churning out batch after batch as you, and your siblings if you had them, devoured one cake after the other with a voracious morning appetite. And maybe it was Grandma who made them, too. Grandma says there’s no such thing as too many pancakes.

2. Um, the taste?!

Piping hot from being fresh off the skillet, buttery, fluffy, doused in syrup–and maybe you slap on a pad of butter for good measure.

Why not try your hand at pancake making (from scratch, of course!) on your next weekend morning. Whether it’s just for yourself or for people you love enough to cook for, a hot pancake is always a good choice.

Down Home Homemade Pancakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Other Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • large fork
  • large spoon
  • medium skillet
  • measuring cup – 1 cup
  • spatula


Step 1:  In the large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2: In the small bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and butter together.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until combined. (There will be some small lumps. Lumps are good.)

Step 4: Heat the skillet over medium-low heat, then pour 1 cup of the batter into the skillet, cooking one pancake at a time. When you see the edges drying and bubbles forming on the top, flip, and brown up the other side.

Serves 4 large pancakes
Recipe adapted from Diana Rattray