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

Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

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.

Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

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

Your Basic Weekend Pancakes ingredients

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

dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

Preheat your griddle 350℉ (or 180℃) or a frying pan on medium (may need to adjust heat as you cook) and lightly grease with coconut oil.

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.

pouring in milk.

Next, pour in the whole milk.

Adding eggs.

And crack in the two large eggs…

Measure and add vanilla.

…and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Whisking to combine.

Whisk slightly to combine…

Lastly adding melted butter.

…before adding in the 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

Pancake batter.

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.

Pour batter onto preheated griddle

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.

transfer pancakes to rimmed baking pan and keep warm in a low oven.

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 low oven.

stack of Basic Sunday Pancakes

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

Basic Sunday Pancakes

Enjoy! And if you give this Basic Weekend Pancakes recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Basic Sunday Pancakes

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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!


  • 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 350℉ (or 180℃) or a frying pan on medium (may need to adjust heat as you cook) 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.
Serving: 2pancakes, Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 290mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 109IU, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 1mg