Food & Recipes

Best American Pancakes

By Magalí Zaslabsky

Everybody likes pancakes… right? Well, I love American pancakes and they are perfect for a Sunday brunch, accompanied with some bacon and maple syrup, or scrambled eggs. I came across this recipe years ago, when I was trying to recreate the perfect American breakfast, and I have changed it throughout the years until I came up with the perfect pancake recipe. Not too sweet, fluffy, and delicious!

Ingredients (3-4 servings/ 8 pancakes):

1 ½ cup of flour (170 gr.)

3 tsp baking powder

1 pinch of salt

200 ml. milk

75 ml. water *keep reading for a tip

2 eggs

50 gr. melted butter (about half a stick)

1 tbs powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Mix the liquid ingredients (milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and water). If you want your pancakes to be extra soft and spongy, what I usually do is substitute the water for sparkling water. The bubbles and the sodium bicarbonate activate the baking powder and this creates the best pancake texture ever!
  2. Now add the dry ingredients (baking powder, powdered sugar, and flour) slowly to the liquid ingredients mixture, while stirring.
  3. Once you create a smooth dough (liquid but with consistency), the next step is to heat up a small size frying pan with a little bit of butter at high heat. I usually like to spread the butter with a piece of kitchen paper so that it gets to every part of the frying pan.
  4. When the frying pan is heated, pour the equivalent of a small tea cup of your mixture into it and lower to a medium heat. Wait until the borders are cooked and bubbles appear in the center to flip the pancake over. Remove when ready, usually less than a minute after you flip it. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  5. You can add butterscotch or chocolate chips, or blueberries to the pancakes if you like. To do so, first pour the mixture and then sprinkle your chips over the half-cooked pancake. And then you flip it.
  6. Enjoy with maple syrup and bacon, the American way!

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