Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

These are just your basic weekend pancakes. Light, fluffy and deliciously perfect!

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The word basic gets thrown around these days like it’s a bad thing. I like basic. Lululemon leggings? Got’em. I’m not a Starbucks fan but I do have Ugg-like boots and I proudly wear them with my Lulu’s. Ain’t no shame in my game.

So when I say “your basic weekend pancakes” I mean a simple, classic pancake recipe that should be your go-to. These pancakes doesn’t require any special trips to the store for ingredients like buttermilk or Greek yogurt. Just basic ingredients like flour, sugar, milk, eggs… etc.

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So when you wake up on a Saturday or Sunday (like I did) and immediately crave pancakes… this is your recipe.

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First pull out your flour, sugar, vanilla, milk, eggs, butter and salt.

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In a large bowl or liquid measuring cup, measure and add in 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk to combine.

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Next, pour in the whole milk, crack in the two large eggs…

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…and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Whisk slightly to combine…

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…before adding in the 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

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Give it all one last whisk, lumps are okay! Before measuring out 1/4 cup of the pancake batter and pouring it onto a preheated (375°) , lightly coconut-oiled griddle or skillet.

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When the air bubbles pop and no longer fill back in with batter and the bottoms are golden brown, flip and cook for another minutes or so.

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Repeat with the remaining batter until you have 18-20 pancakes. I keep our pancakes toasty warm by placing them onto a rimmed sheet pan and in a 200° oven. In case you were wondering what pan I’m using, here’s the link. 🙂 (affiliate)

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Pancake perfection! I hope you love these basic weekend pancakes as much as we all do!


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Yield: 18 pancakes

Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

Just your basic weekend pancakes! These pancakes are easy to whip up, calling for all common fridge and pantry ingredients we have on hand. Makes 18-20 medium pancakes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • coconut oil, for griddle
  • butter and real maple syrup, for serving


Preheat your griddle (375°) or frying pan and lightly grease with coconut oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Pour in the milk, crack in the eggs and add in the vanilla extract. Whisk until just combined before pouring in the butter. Whisk one last time before measuring out 1/4 cup of batter (per pancake) and pouring it onto the preheated griddle.

Cook the pancakes for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bubbles pop and do not fill back in and the bottom are golden brown. Flip and repeat with the remaining pancake batter.

Keep pancakes warm on a rimmed baking sheet in a 200-250° oven.

Serve with butter and real maple syrup.

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8 Responses to “Your Basic Weekend Pancakes”

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    Jeff — March 11, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Great Photographs, fresh and sunny bright like Saturday Morning.
    and it is always good to a basic pancake recipe at your figure tips!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 12th, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

      Thank you, Jeff! Definitely a great recipe to have on hand, for sure! 🙂

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    Linda — March 11, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I’m all about the good old-fashioned ‘basics’ ~ LUV this recipe and about to save to Pinterest! I noticed that rimmed pan that you use to keep the pancakes warm – I’m not much of a shopper but I’ve never seen a pan like that before! If I may ask, what brand is it and what do you mostly use it for? I sooo enjoy your recipes and your website… Thank you!

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    Jane S. — March 11, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This recipe is perfect for us! Ingredients I always have on hand! They look delicious, can’t wait to try them, Laurie. Thanks!

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    Christine — March 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I’m keeping this recipe! What is the griddle lined with? Coconut oil? Do you do that to keep the pancakes uniform? My 1st batch pancakes to hit the griddle usually have to get thrown out… I’m wondering if this would help.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 11th, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

      Hi Christine! I do lightly grease the griddle with coconut oil, but I think pouring 1/4 cup of the batter straight onto the griddle and letting them spread out on their own may help you! Mine aren’t perfectly uniform, but measuring the batter does help!

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