Best Fluffy Pancakes

Welcome to a happy fluffy pancake recipe just calling your name for a perfect weekend breakfast treat! We have an annual birthday pancake tradition in our house for my son's birthday - and he just turned 21! My how the days do fly by... I can't quite wrap my head around the fact that 21 years have passed since I met him. So much life crammed into these many years.

And somewhere along the way we started doing birthday pancakes, in the shape of his age on his birthday! Well, this year it was the day after since my Dad also shares his birthday and they went to his favorite little donut shop on their actual birthday. He wasn't feeling very well after breakfast so came home early. It's been just over 4 years now since he had his stroke. It's amazing how fast everything can change. My heart still aches for everything he lost that day. He's still struggling to figure out how to manage the day to day, and what he wants to do within his new capabilities. We're still here rooting him on as best we can while he figures that out. A year ago we moved into this house to give him a safer location to live, with no steps, no steep driveway, and a main floor bedroom. It's been a lot of changes over the years.

I have a 21 year old!! Gasp!! Lindsey wanted a heart this year - she was definitely more interested in the chocolate chips than the pancake itself!

Best Fluffy Pancakes from Cafe Delites

2 cups all purpose
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk (plus up to 1/4 cup extra if needed)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg


  1. Preheat a griddle over medium to medium high heat, while you prepare the batter.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized owl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in the milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg. Whisk to combine (it will be a little lumpy). 
  4. Spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray, or spread with butter, before adding about 1/3 cup of batter at a time. Cook until edges look slightly dry, and bubbles have appeared all over. Flip, and cook on other side for another minute or two.
  5. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup, or your favorite fruits (or get creative! Peanut butter, nutella, cookie butter, chocolate chips, whipped cream, jam, preserves, etc.)!


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