Fluffy pancakes are sure to steal the show at your upcoming brunch gathering! There is no buttermilk needed for this recipe, making it quick and simple.

A dark moody photo of large, fluffy, pancakes on a dark blue plate.

This article focuses on showing you how to make thick, fluffy pancakes without using buttermilk or any specialized equipment. While there is a recipe, I strongly encourage you to read the full article since, in reality, cooking amazing pancakes is quite doable but requires knowledge and expertise.

Fluffy pancakes ingredients

  • Sifted 1 cup of all-purpose flour; 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Smidge of Salt
  • White sugar: 2 tbsp, milk: 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp
  • Canola oil (or any other vegetable oil), for cooking 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Combine the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and egg in a separate bowl. Use cold, melted butter sparingly to avoid overcooking your eggs!
  3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredient mixture until almost all of it is incorporated. The batter ought to be thick, a little lumpy, and devoid of flour streaks. On the off chance that it is too thick to even consider working with, add a little milk. For five to ten minutes, set the batter aside.
  4. Coat an oil-coated, heavy-bottomed, nonstick pan in low to medium heat. To ensure that your pancakes are evenly sized, scoop the batter into the pan using a 14 cup measure.
  5. Cook until the top surface bubbles or until the first side is golden brown. Flip and do it again on the opposite side. Heat up accordingly. Serve at room temperature.

Other amazing pancake recipes without buttermilk

Golden maple syrup being drizzled on a pat of butter on top a stack of fluffy pancakes.

  1. The following are four fantastic pancake recipes that do not call for any buttermilk at all. Delicious and one-of-a-kind is each one!
  2. Lemon Mascarpone Pancakes are an elegant pancake recipe that are ideal for days when you want to impress.
  3. When you want everyone to spend the first five minutes of their meal taking photos of the food, serve Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes.
  4. A pancake with a twist: the Dutch Baby Pancake! Easy to make and quick to make.
  5. Fluffy Japanese Pancakes: Eating these pancakes made with meringue is like eating a delicious cloud!Yes, they make you happy.)

Storage guidelines

These pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three days in an airtight container, though they are best when served warm and fresh. In order to prevent through-soaking, store your maple syrup separately (and not on top of the pancakes).