Everyone can make basic pancakes from a box. But, true breakfast champions elevate their culinary game with pancake batter made from scratch. We know you'll love our guide to the best homemade pancakes!
One important trick to perfect pancakes is to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately, then combine; this keeps your mix from getting too clumpy. Add the flour, sugars, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. A combination of white granulated sugar and brown sugar keeps the mix moist and sweet.
Warm the milk for 15 seconds in a microwave. Add it to the butter, egg, club soda, and vanilla bean paste. Whisk until combined. Vanilla subtly flavors your pancake base, while club soda adds extra fluffiness.
Heat skillet or griddle to medium heat. You'll know it's ready when drops of water sizzle and disappear quickly. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients, carefully whisking until smooth without over-beating it. Use stick of butter to coat skillet or griddle for extra flavor.
Scoop about ¼ cup of finished batter for each pancake. Cook for two minutes, then flip and cook for 1-2 more until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside. Between each round of pancakes, re-coat skillet with more butter so they don't stick.