American pancakes: original and authentic recipe easy to make

I can not deny it: I love pancakes. Of all shapes, sizes and thickness. Yes, they are soft and fluffy. And, probably, the traditional Pancakes American -or pancakes- are my favorite, because they combine the soft taste of the dough with its fluffiness (as long as they are made well, of course).

In our country we could know them with the name of American pancakes, and in a country as culinary gastronomically as the United States, are a typical dessert tremendously popular. So popular that they have become an absolute tradition, so it is common to find actors eating pancakes in movies, as is the case with the popular peanut butter and jelly sandwich (Peanutbutter and jelly sandwich).

There it is common to eat pancakes in a traditional way accompanied by a little butter on top (which slowly melts due to the heat of them), and with a syrup of maple syrup. That does not prevent so we can also find very varied recipes, can be made with blueberries, nuts, pieces of fruit or chocolate chips.

American pancakes recipe (Pancakes American)

We propose below the most traditional recipe for making the original American pancakes. I made them at home and the result is more than delicious. You dare?


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Half on baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation of American pancakes:

  1. First put the egg in a large glass bowl and beat it well with the help of a fork.
  2. In another bowl mix the wheat flour with the baking powder. It is important that you mix it well so that the yeast integrates perfectly with the flour (in this way they will remain at the same height always along the whole pancake).
  3. Add ground cinnamon and mix again.
  4. Then add the milk to the bowl where we have beaten the egg. Beat again.
  5. While you continue beating the milk with the egg add the flour with the yeast little by little, mixing well until there are no lumps in the dough.
  6. Now add the vanilla essence and mix again egg.

How to make American pancakes:

  1. Put a pan on the fire. If it is non-stick it is not necessary to add a little butter. If it is not non-stick, grease the pan with butter.
  2. At low heat, once the pan has warmed up well, with the help of a ladle pour the dough into the pan.
  3. Turn the pancake over carefully when it begins to form bubbles. Let cook a little more until golden brown on the other side.
  4. Do the same with all the dough, until you finish.

How to eat American pancakes?

Now we are only with a pure question of taste. If you want to be traditional and try to do it like they do in the United States, you can put one or two pancakes on a plate, a small square of butter on top and pour syrup of maple syrup. Everything will depend on what you like most.

You can also substitute the syrup of maple syrup for a little of agave syrup. In any case, as you may have seen, we have not added sweetener to the dough, so if you want to add a sweet flavor to the pancakes you can do it by adding some other ingredient at the time of eating them. Fruits, for example, are ideal, as well as healthy. ThemesPancake recipes

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