Plate of easy vanilla pancakes
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Easy Vanilla Pancake Recipe



  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps. of baking powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps. sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups of milk you may need a little more, batter tends to thicken slightly while sitting
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsps. of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsps. real melted butter
  • stick butter if cooking in a skillet
  • optional - pecans chocolate chips, berries, etc.


Mixing the Ingredients

  • First, mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder together. You definitely don't want any lumps of baking powder in your batter.
  • Next, you're going to add in the milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter.
  • Blend together just until ingredients are mixed well together, there will be some lumps, so don't overmix trying to eliminate them all.
  • Fold in your optional goodies if you'd like.

Time to Cook

  • You may cook these delicious vanilla pancakes with vanilla goodness in a skillet or on a griddle. (If cooking in a skillet, you'll need more butter.)
  • I cook our pancakes on my large griddle. I wipe the griddle down with oil before heating on a medium-high setting.
  • Once the griddle is on, I wait until it's good and hot before putting down any batter. A good way to test this is to sprinkle drops of water on its surface. If the water dances, the griddle is ready.
  • I use a ladle to dip up my batter. It holds approximately 1/4 - 1/2 cup of batter. I pour the batter onto the hot surface, swirl the batter wider with the back of the ladle, and wait.
  • Your vanilla pancake is ready to flip when the surface of the batter is full of air bubbles.
  • Cook for about four or five minutes longer, or when the pancake is golden brown on both sides.


This recipe makes 12-14 pancakes. Top with your favorite syrup or fruit.