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The Best Pancakes (Make-Ahead)

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There is nothing better than a big family breakfast with Pancakes. Using this easy make ahead fluffy pancake recipe, you can have the most amazing pancakes. Use this delicious pancake recipe for a Sunday brunch or make it ahead and use it for a simple weekday morning breakfast.

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Make-Ahead Pancake Batter

Pancakes on Sunday morning is a tradition for a lot of families. It is a fun way to get everyone together. So many ways to change up for different flavors and tastes, and this pancake recipe can be used as the base of any pancake recipe. This is a delicious basic pancake recipe and so easy to make. Check out our extra fluffy pancakes if you are looking for a thicker recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need for the Best Pancakes:

  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

How to Make Pancakes

Using a 32 ounce jar, add the milk, egg, and oil. Tightly secure the lid and shake until it is well mixed.

milk in a jar

Add the dry ingredients to the milk mixture, replace the lid and shake hard for 2 minutes until it is well combined.

pancake batter in a jar

 Grease a skillet or griddle and set it to medium heat.

pancakes ready to be flipped

Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the greased surface.

upclose pictures of bubbles on pancakes

As the edges start to look dry and there are bubbles on the surface, flip it to cook the other side.

browned pancakes

Once the pancake has been flipped, cook the pancake for 2 to 3 minutes until it is lightly browned.

Serve hot with syrup and your favorite fruit.

Make Ahead Fluffy Pancake Recipe

How Long Do Pancakes Last?

Once you have made this pancake mixture, you want to store it in the refrigerator. It will last for 2 days. You can also freeze the pancake batter. it will keep for about a month in the freezer.

Favorite Toppings for Pancakes

There are so many things that can be used to top the these. Chocolate chips and blueberries are some of the most common toppings. Strawberries and bananas are also common toppings. You can use syrup, honey or agave syrup as well. If you want to add protein to your pancakes, you can add peanut butter to the pancakes as well.

Make Ahead Fluffy Pancake Recipe

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Make Ahead Pancakes

Published By Jill
There is nothing better than a big family breakfast with Fluffy Pancakes. Using this easy make ahead fluffy pancake recipe, you can have the most amazing pancakes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Put the milk, egg, and oil in a 32 oz jar. Put the lid on tight and shake until well mixed.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to the jar with the milk and egg mixture. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for about 2 minutes until everything is combined.
  • Lightly oil a griddle or frying pan and heat to medium temperature. Pour the batter onto the griddle. Use about ¼ of a cup of batter for each pancake.
  • When the edges look dry and the bubbles on the surface of the pancakes begin to pop flip the pancakes over to cook the other side.
  • Once flipped, cook the pancakes another 2 to 3 minutes until they are lightly browned on both sides.
  • Serve hot with syrup and your favorite fruit.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 92IUCalcium: 89mgIron: 1mg
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I added 1 pack of hot cocoa mix to make them chocolaty. Worked great5 stars

Oh my gosh, these were so good! We were out of pre-made dry mix. I’ve never made homemade pancakes. These were SO good! Tender and flavorful. My husband who isn’t much of a pancake guy said they were the best pancakes he’s ever eaten in his life. Win! Thanks for the wonderful, easy, & delicious recipe!5 stars


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