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Easy and Best Lazy Pancakes

These Easy and Best Lazy Pancakes will convince you that homemade pancakes are just as simple, convenient, fluffy, and way more delicious than a store-bought pancake mix. Ready in just 15 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

These easy fluffy pancakes make about 8 medium-sized pancakes perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Add in your favorite fruit or chocolate chips and favorite toppings like butter, pure maple syrup, a slather of peanut butter, or jam if desired. 

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Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

milk

white vinegar

all-purpose flour

white sugar

baking powder

baking soda

salt

eggs

butter

Optional – chocolate chips or fruit (fresh berries, diced strawberries, fresh blueberries, mashed ripe banana)

Substitutions

You can also try gluten-free flour and oat milk in this recipe. Reader Amy says “Wow! These might be some of the best pancakes I’ve had. I used gluten-free flour, and oat milk in place of the regular milk, and they still turned out ultra fluffy and absolutely perfect. This will become my standard pancake recipe from now on!”

You can also use store-bought buttermilk instead of milk and white vinegar.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make easy and best Lazy Pancakes

Step 1 – Combine the milk with the vinegar in a small bowl and whisk together. This makes homemade buttermilk. Set it aside for 5 minutes to sour.

milk and vinegar mixed in a measuring cup.

Step 2 – In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together.

two bowls with dry and wet ingredients separate.

Step 3 – Next, whisk together the eggs and butter into the homemade buttermilk.

Step 4 – Pour milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk the pancake batter until combined and no lumps remain. 

pancake batter whisked in a bowl.

Step 5 – If adding optional fruit or chocolate chips, stir them in now just until combined.

Step 6 – Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F and coat it with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil. I prefer oil for a crispier finish.

Step 7 – Pour 4 equal circles of batter onto the hot pan, cooking pancakes until bubbles appear on the surface and the bottom is golden brown.

four pancakes frying in a pan.

Step 8 – Flip them over gently with a spatula and cook until the second side is golden brown. Each side should only take a few minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Step 9 – Add more oil if necessary and repeat to make 4 more pancakes.

Step 10 – Serve with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy!

a stack of 4 fluffy pancakes topped with blueberries, butter, and syrup on a plate.
Easy and Best Lazy Pancakes

Important Tips

Let the melted butter cool slightly so it doesn’t pre-cook the eggs when whisking into the milk.

Recipe FAQs

Why are restaurant pancakes so fluffy?

The acid in our homemade buttermilk reacts with the baking powder and baking soda in the pancake batter, creating air bubbles that make the pancakes so fluffy.

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Easy and Best Lazy Pancakes

These Easy and Best Lazy Pancakes will convince you that homemade pancakes are just as simple, convenient, fluffy, and way more delicious than a store-bought pancake mix. Ready in just 15 minutes!
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 medium pancakes
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients

  • cup whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • Optional – 1 cup fruit (diced strawberries, blueberries, mashed ripe banana)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the milk with the vinegar in a small bowl and whisk together. This makes homemade buttermilk. Set it aside for 5 minutes to sour.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together.
  • Next, whisk together the egg and butter into the homemade buttermilk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixture and stir batter until combined and no tiny clumps remain. 
  • If adding optional fruit, stir it in now just until combined.
  • Heat an electric skillet to 350 degrees F and coat it with cooking spray or cooking oil. I prefer oil for a crispier finish.
  • Pour 4 equal circles of batter onto the prepared pan and cook pancakes until large air bubbles appear on the surface and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip them over gently with a spatula and cook until the second side is golden brown. Each side should only take a few minutes. Transfer pancakes to a plate.
  • Add more oil if necessary and repeat to make 4 more pancakes.
  • Serve with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • Add in your favorite fruit and top with butter, syrup, or jam if desired. 
  • Let the melted butter cool slightly so it doesn't pre-cook the eggs when whisking into the milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 180IUCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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