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fluffy pancakes without buttermilk

Fluffy Pancake Recipe without Buttermilk

Liz Quick
This simple recipe is perfect for those mornings when your family wants pancakes, but you don't have buttermilk on hand. These pancakes turn out tall and fluffy every time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 100 kcal


  • griddle


  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil or unsalted butter


  • Combine wet ingredients in a mixing bowl- combine milk, egg, and oil/butter.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix the batter.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray or butter.
  • Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet and let cook.
  • Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the outside of the pancake is slightly set up. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.


  • When should you flip pancakes? Be patient and wait until the outside edges are beginning to set up and the inside is bubbly. Flip using your wrist.
  • How to freeze pancakes: Freeze them on a cookie sheet so they don't stick together. After 15 minutes, place them in a ziplock until ready to use. Reheat in a microwave or toaster.
  • Don't over stir. When you see your batter bubbling, do not stir the bubbles out. The bubbles give rise to the pancake batter.
  • Even heat. A great way to burn your pancakes on one side and have raw pancake batter on the other is to not have even heat. Make sure you allow your griddle to come to full heat before pouring, or scooping, your batter onto the griddle. This also gives time for the pancakes rise.
  • Use butter. Many recipes call for cooking spray to prevent sticking. That works great, but if you want extra crispy edges that taste like you're eating pancakes at the local diner, toss a pat of butter on your griddle. The butter makes the outside absolutely delish.
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