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What’s Cookin’: The Fluffiest American-Style Pancakes!


When Amir and I were living in Manila, Sundays were pancake days. Sometimes, we’d make our way over to the local IHOP, while other days, good ole’ Bisquick made life easy! Haha.

Unfortunately, once we moved to Amsterdam, we gave up our fluffy pancakes and settled in to eat a lot of Dutch pancakes instead! While extremely yummy, and worth every calorie, Dutch pancakes just aren’t like the ones we love back home.

So yesterday, in an attempt to have our real American style pancakes, I went on a recipe hunt. And you guys, I’ve got the one you need to add to your recipe lists right now!


5 from 1 vote

The Fluffiest American-Style Pancakes Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Myra A.


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and sea salt. Set aside.

  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and melted butter. 

  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixture. Mix together just until the major lumps are gone. Do NOT overmix! 

  4. Heat a large griddle or skillet on medium heat. Pour the coconut oil onto a napkin, and lightly brush over the griddle to coat the surface. 

  5. For each pancake, pour 3-4 tablespoons of batter onto the griddle. Using the back of the spoon, spread batter into a circle. 

  6. When a few of the bubbles start to burst on the top of the pancake, flip it over and allow the other side to cook until golden brown. Cover pancakes with a paper towel and store in a warm oven until ready to eat! 

  7. Add toppings and inhale ALL the pancakes! 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

And there you have it, friends. I topped my pancakes with maple syrup, almond slivers, and walnuts, and had a side of scrambled eggs & beef sausage! YUMMO.

If you try out the recipe, let me know your thoughts! 

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  • Reply
    December 6, 2016 at 3:14 AM

    I was actually thinking just this weekend that I have never made pancakes at home, but I think that’s just what this winter is calling for. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

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    December 6, 2016 at 6:42 AM

    And now I’m craving pancakes! For a while during my second trimester I would crave pancakes a lot lol this reminded me of that!

  • Reply
    Allison Arnone
    December 6, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    ooh, now i want pancakes.

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