See the Pancake Recipe That’s Been Viewed Over 200,000 Times

It makes four servings, but you may want to make a double batch anyway.

Fluffy-PancakesTaste of Home

Put that box mix away! This pancake recipe is easier, cheaper, and definitely tastier. We aren’t the only ones who think so—at the time of publication, this recipe had been viewed over 200,000 times! Our sister site, Taste of Home, is stocked full of great recipes and food inspiration, but we have to admit, these pancakes are one of our absolute favorites. The recipe was also featured in Taste of Home as Virginia’s best breakfast recipe.

What’s more, this recipe is incredibly simple. From start to finish, it only takes 15 minutes to create the most deliciously fluffy pancakes. That may not be as quick as these ten-minutes-or-less breakfasts, but it’s still pretty quick! Not to mention, you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your kitchen already. This incredible breakfast dish isn’t just getting rave reviews from us. “This is the best fluffy pancakes recipe according to my family. They are quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider these homemade pancakes a special treat,” Taste of Home reader Eugene Presley from Council, Virginia, told the magazine in an online review.

All you need to make this masterpiece breakfast (or any meal, really!) is flour, sugar, salt, milk, an egg, shortening or butter, and baking powder—and you can also throw in one other super secret ingredient that makes it extra fluffy. Once you mix your ingredients together, use PAM to grease your cooking surface, turn on your griddle, and get cooking! This recipe even includes tips on how to know the perfect time to flip your pancakes without spending too much time checking and double-checking.

A few tips from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen:

  • Have fun with your pancakes! Add berries, other fruit, or mini chocolate chips to the batter for some fun extra flavor.
  • A wider spatula will help you flip the cake more easily.
  • Turn up the cuteness factor by using this recipe to create a Fluffy Bunny Pancake Breakfast.
  • Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions.

If you don’t seem to be getting the hang of it the first time, be sure you aren’t making any of these 15 common pancake-making mistakes.

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Isabel Roy
Isabel Roy is the newsletter editor at Reader’s Digest. She writes and reports on home, culture, and general interest stories. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2017 with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Writing.