Perfect Pancakes

a stack of 3 perfect pancakes on a deep teal plate.
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened, or as needed, for greasing, plus more for serving

  • toppings of choice, e.g. maple syrup or fruit, for serving


  1. Preheat a griddle to 300 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir together milk and vinegar in a small bowl or a 4-cup liquid measuring cup.

  3. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a second bowl.

  4. Beat eggs in a large bowl until smooth. Add vanilla and milk mixture; whisk together. Add flour mixture to bowl with egg mixture and whisk until just combined. (Batter will be lumpy.) Let rest 3 minutes and gently stir again.

  5. Melt some butter on the griddle, then carefully wipe with a paper towel. (You want just a bit of a sheen; don’t overgrease the griddle.) Spoon batter in 1/3-cup portions onto griddle. Cook until bubbles form on surface of batter, about 2 1/2 minutes.

  6. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on the other side, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately with butter and toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
8g Fat
73g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 812mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 11g 23%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Calcium 210mg 16%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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