Fluffy Pancakes Recipe – The Best On Earth!

If you are still searching for the best, fluffiest pancake recipe on earth, it is right here.

This is one of those recipes that has been passed down through the family for generations. My auntie is the one who shared it with me and we’ve been making these fluffy pancakes at our house for decades.

I mean, just look at how gorgeous these pancakes are…

Best Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

How to make Fluffy Pancakes

This recipe is so good, it made it inside my cookbook, truly the perfect pancake recipe.

Sadly, I had to quit making these for a few months, when I gave up grain and my son switched to a gluten-free diet. The other 3 people in the house continued to eat these pancakes while I perfected my gluten-free pancake recipe (yes, the gluten-free ones are just as fluffy and wonderful!).

It’s a good thing both recipes freeze well! Even though my family often enjoys two separate pancake recipes, I never have to cook twice. What I like to do is make a full (or even double) batch of pancakes to stock my freezer. This way the kids can grab one, pop it in the toaster for a hearty breakfast of the fluffiest pancakes ever. It really is the perfect way to start the day.

If you are wondering, here’s how you freeze pancakes so you can make mornings that much easier at your house too! If you are looking for other ways to prep your pancakes ahead of time, here’s my pancake mix recipe so you can keep some in stock in the pantry!

Best Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

How to make fluffier pancakes from scratch

It’s so easy to make the most amazing pancakes at home, check out this video and I’ll walk you through it, every step of the way!

Best Fluffy Pancake Recipe

These pancakes are so delicious you won’t want to top them with ordinary syrup. Don’t worry, I have you covered with the best homemade fruity syrups ever.

Try my recipe for homemade strawberry syrup. This is so simple to make and is a healthier alternative to what you’d find in the store or even at popular pancake restaurants. My strawberry syrup recipe is made with real ingredients so you can feel good about what’s topping your pancakes!

Better than IHOP's Strawberry Syrup Recipe via LauraFuentes.com

If blueberries are more your style, then you are going to want this recipe for fresh blueberry syrup. Again, made with real ingredients both because it’s better for you and because it ends up tasting so much better than the more artificial version you get at pancake houses. Seriously, this stuff is the best.


But I know, you are really here to learn how to make the fluffiest, tastiest pancakes in the world and I’m excited for you to get started.

If you are thinking about making substitutions, check the notes. Chances are, I’ve already tried it and can point you in the right direction to make sure you get the perfect pancake every time!

Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Fluffy Pancakes

This is the best fluffy pancake recipe on earth! Passed down through generations, this is a family favorite recipe that I know your family will love too!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes’ Auntie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Family Favorites


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Make a “volcano” well in the middle (as my son calls it) and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix with a fork or whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a non-stick griddle or large pan over medium-high heat (I set my griddle at 300-350 F). Pour or scoop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Wait until bubbles form to flip. Brown on the other side and serve with butter and blueberry syrup.


Whole-wheat flour substitutions: 100% whole wheat – add an additional teaspoon of baking powder + 1 Tablespoon milk. 50% whole wheat – add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. 1/4 cup ground flax – remove 1/4 cup flour + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Add 1 mashed banana – no changes. Add up to 1 cup blueberries or nuts – no changes.


  • Calories: 142
  • Fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 6g

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6 thoughts on “Fluffy Pancakes Recipe – The Best On Earth!”

  1. Jorge says:

    They look soooo soft! I want to make them immediately. i’m using this recipe as an excuse to have “brunch” today!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:


  2. Janice says:

    I made these pancakes this morning for my children and they LOVED it. My eldest said “this is the best pancake I have ever eaten!” We will be keeping this recipe as our go-to! Thank you!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad your kids loved these, Janice! They are a staple at my house too.

  3. Jessica M says:

    You used to have an egg free version of these pancakes on your site, and we can’t find it anymore. My egg allergic daughter lives them!!! Can we find it anywhere else? Thanks!!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Hi Jessica! The egg-free and gluten-free recipe you’re looking for can be found here.

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