Our Best Pancake Recipe

Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 tablespoon white sugar

– 1 1/4 cups milk – 1 egg – 3 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil – Optional: Additional butter or oil for cooking

Prepare the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.

Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then stir in the milk and melted butter or oil until thoroughly combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps in the batter are okay.

Preheat the Griddle or Pan: Preheat a lightly greased griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. You can test if it's hot enough by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the surface; if they sizzle and evaporate, it's ready.

Cook the Pancakes: Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the edges begin to look set, about 2-3 minutes.

Flip and Cook: Carefully flip each pancake with a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Keep Warm: Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.

Serve: Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or nuts.