Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

A family favorite recipe, I’m sharing the delicious pancakes my mom has made since I was a little girl. They are the perfect breakfast staple.

I don’t generally share a lot of recipes, but I do like to share recipes that warm my heart. And these perfect fluffy pancakes are one of those recipes.

Growing up, my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. She had breakfast ready and on the table every morning. I have so many amazing memories from those wonderful mornings. And I always looked forward to her pancakes.

Now whenever I make them, I’m brought back to my school days. Those memories are pure gold. Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting around the table sharing a pancake and great conversation. It’s a fabulous way to start the day… and my mom knows that anytime she wants a good morning conversation, all she needs to do is make her pancakes… They’re moist, fluffy and delicious… The best kind of pancake!

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes by The Wood Grain Cottage

These pancakes are incredibly easy to make, and if you’re hungry for more than they make, just double the batch. They also freeze and reheat really well!

I do recommend using fresh baking powder. If your baking powder is old, they don’t turn out nearly as fluffy.

Perfect Fluffy Panckaes by The Wood Grain Cottage

This is also the perfect base recipe, so if you love your pancakes with blueberries, chocolate chips or any other mix in’s, add them into the batter, or sprinkle the topping on the pancakes before flipping them on the griddle. Yum!

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love to layer them with butter and syrup, but they’re also delicious with a spoonful of cream pressed into the top, and then a sprinkle of sugar. Oh. My. My mom would often do that for us and I still crave it!

From our table to yours… Enjoy!

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

These delicious pancakes are a family favorite!
Course Breakfast


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Whisk
  • Griddle
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup Flour All Purpose
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Melted Butter


  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Add egg, milk and butter. Mix together well with a whisk. There will be lumps in the mixture.
  • Drop onto hot griddle. When small bubbles start forming on pancakes, use a spatula to flip them.
  • Pancakes are done when you press on the top and they don't indent.
Keyword Pancakes


  1. I want pancakes now! These look delicious, and so easy to make, they’re the perfect recipe for me! I’m a really good cook, but can’t bake to save my life, and so anything that includes flour makes my palms sweat :/
    I’ll try these this weekend, since they’re predicting a foot and a half of snow, and get back to you on it! Wish me luck Shayna!!

  2. Shayna,

    Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make them tomorrow morning. I wrote the recipe on a post it and it’s going right inside my pantry door with my quick beer bread recipe and pizza dough recipes.

  3. Looking forward to making these babies:) Yum!!! Pancakes just happen to be a favorite around here…especially breakfast for dinner! Thanks for sharing, Shayna…blessings & <3

  4. Pancakes are a wonderful memory for me as well with my Grandma. Before school, my brother and I would ride our bikes or hoof it across the crick to a made-with-love breakfast waiting for us ready and hot. Along with other delicious breakfast items, pancakes were always a huge hit. Gonna give these cakes a try, they look out-of-this-world.

    1. Oh, Jill! Your memories are wonderful! I love how food can take you back… My childhood wouldn’t be the same without these! πŸ˜€

  5. Thank goodness I have just eaten breakfast! These look amazing. I made a hot breakfast for my children every morning and we would sit down as a family and eat. Wonderful memories! I wish I had this recipe back then!

    1. THANK YOU so much, Yvonne! I’m so happy to hear that you made breakfast every morning too! They’re such sweet memories to have! πŸ˜€

  6. I made these Sunday, wonderful recipe, the family loved them. Just enough for the 3 of us as a family without left overs. Thanks for sharing.

    1. THANK YOU so much, Mandy! I’m so happy you made them and enjoyed the recipe! We LOVE them!

  7. Okay, I love this recipe! I made these two days in a row this week! We are currently overseas in South Korea and were craving some familiar food. Thanks for posting such a simple, yet delicious pancake recipe! I too am in the beginning stages of starting my own blog ( Thanks again!


  8. i just made these this morning for my family! my dad would always make us pancakes growing up so i often crave them now days especially on the weekends… I would say I make 4-5 hot breakfasts for my family per week… we can’t eat lavishly every morning cmon now! but they were delicious and fluffy and I will def be making these again! I would like to try substituting the flour for almond flour next time for a healthy take and maybe sugar for stevia and butter for coconut oil πŸ™‚ thanks for the classic though some mornings you just need a good comforting all american pancake!

  9. Honestly, I’m not the sort to leave online comments. I’m a gourmet cook who works in the food world (I tell you this to demonstrate that my opinion is an informed one). Pancakes were never a part of my repertoire, but I wanted to make a special Sunday breakfast for my 81 yr old mom this morning before church. Wow. Delish. And by the way, quick and easy. If you’re reading this because you’re surfing the net looking for a perfect pancake recipe – stop here. Thanks for sharing your mom with us, Miss Shayna.

    1. It’s a keeper. Going to post a note like someone said they were going to do. Don’t know why I haven’t seen these until today. Yum yum.

  10. This is my go-to pancake recipe. No buttermilk makes it easy to whip together anytime, and they freeze well!

  11. Hi Shayna,
    the pancakes recipe seems to be gone! IΒ΄m so sad, that was the best pancake recipe ever!

  12. this is the best pancake recipe ever. it makes a small batch of absolutely delicious and fluffy pancakes that use simple ingredients we already have in our pantry. I have made pancakes using this recipe about 4 times now and they are ready in under 15 minutes. amazing!

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