Here is my recipe for the perfect fluffy pancakes! These would be the perfect Boxing Day brunch! They are super easy and quick to make. I usually add berries and fruit to the batter. I use whatever I have on hand–usually bananas, blueberries and raspberries. They are even delicious just plain! Or, you could add in some chocolate chips for something extra sweet!
The Best Fluffy Pancakes
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder, see notes for substituting baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea or table salt
1 1/4 cups (295 ml) milk, dairy and non-dairy both will work
1 large egg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Bananas and berries
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and the salt in a medium bowl.
Warm milk in the microwave or on top of stove until lukewarm, not hot (you should be able to keep your finger submerged for 10 seconds). Whisk milk, egg, melted butter, and the vanilla extract until combined. (By warming the milk slightly, the melted butter mixes into the milk instead of turning into small lumps).
Heat a large skillet (or use griddle) over medium heat. The pan is ready if when you splatter a little water onto the pan surface, the water dances around the pan and eventually evaporates.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour milk mixture into the well and use a fork to stir until you no longer see clumps of flour. It is okay if the batter has small lumps – it is important not to over-mix the batter. Add in berries and fruit and mix until just incorporated.
Lightly brush skillet with melted butter. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto skillet. Gently spread the batter into a 4-inch circle.
When edges look dry, and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. This takes about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle. Serve immediately with syrup.
These are perfect for brunch with some eggs and sausages on the side! Yum!