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Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes – soft, light and fluffy pancakes made from scratch with a beautiful golden brown color and taller rise. A melt-in-your-mouth breakfast experience!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 - 10 pancakes
Calories 405kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 cups (256 g) flour
  • ¾ teaspoon (4.3 g) salt
  • 4 tablespoons (50 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (9.20 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (4.60 g) baking soda
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg (optiona)
  • 2 Eggs , yolks and egg white ,separated
  • 1⁄4 cup (57 g) butter , melted
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) vanilla extract
  • 1 3⁄4 cups (320 g) buttermilk (See notes for substitute)
  • Oil and/or butter for oiling skillet


  • In a Large bowl combine flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and nutmeg (if using any), whisk to fully combine.
  • In another medium bowl combine egg yolks, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Thoroughly mix.
  • Whisk egg whites until fluffy about 3-5 minutes. Then  add to pancake, mix as little as possible until fully combine. You will have a thick batter. Do not over mix.
  • Heat a lightly oiled cast iron or frying pan over medium high heat.  Scoop about ¼ cup each of the batter onto the cast. You will probably need to help spread the batter.
  • Gently flatten with a back of a spatula or back of a spoon to even out the batter. Fry until bubbles start to appear on surface and edges of pancake starts to brown about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook the other side for another minute or two until golden brown. Repeat until pancake mixture is finished.
  • Remove and serve immediately with syrup and/or butter.


  1. To replace regular flour and baking powder, use 2 cups + 1 tablespoon self-rising flour.
  2. You can always pre-mix all the dry ingredients and put it in  jar or large containers for convenience. Then add the rest of the ingredients when you're reading to make a batch.
  3. Flip the pancakes as gently as possible!
  4. No buttermilk? No worries. An acceptable substitute is milk and lemon juice or vinegar. Combine 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, let it sit for about 10 minutes. And you are all set.
  5. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 337mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1.8mg