- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Cooking spray or additional butter for the pan
- Optional: Add-ins like chocolate chips, blueberries, or chopped nuts
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat the egg and then add the buttermilk and melted butter. Mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be cautious not to overmix; a few lumps are okay. If you’re adding any optional ingredients like chocolate chips or berries, gently fold them into the batter.
- Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. You can test if it’s hot enough by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If the water sizzles and evaporates, it’s ready.
- Lightly grease the skillet with cooking spray or a small amount of butter. You can use a ladle or measuring cup to pour the pancake batter onto the skillet. Use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. This will help you control the size and ensure even cooking.
- Cook the pancakes until you see bubbles forming on the surface and the edges start to look set, typically 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and keep them warm. You can also keep them warm in a preheated oven at a low temperature (around 200°F or 93°C).
- Continue making pancakes with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet as needed.
- Serve your perfect pancakes with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar.
Enjoy your delicious homemade pancakes, and don’t forget to experiment with different toppings and additions to make them your own!