Fluffy American Pancakes

A recipe for those looking at perfecting the classic American pancakes – fluffy, flavourful and fantastic! An ideal breakfast meal to satiate your sweet cravings.


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 5 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Room Temp Buttermilk*
  • 2 Room Temp Eggs, Separated
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted and Cooled Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and sugar together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg yolks, butter, oil and vanilla till combined. 
  3. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mix until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat up the egg whites till stiff peaks form. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan on low to medium heat. Once heated, scoop out a portion of batter onto the pan and cook for around 2 minutes or till bubbles start forming on the top. With a spatula flip the pancake over and cook for 30 seconds. Don’t press down on the pancake or it’ll deflate.
  6. Buttermilk substitute: Add 1 & 1/2 tbsp vinegar to 1 & 1/2 cup milk and stir, leaving to rest for 15 minutes before recipe prep.
  7. You can skip step 4 and just add in the whole egg in step 2. Pancakes will just turn a little less fluffy but equally tasty.
  8. Makes around 10 -15 medium-size pancakes
  9. You can top off the pancakes with whipped cream, melted chocolate, fresh fruits, maple syrup or even honey. Whatever floats your boat.