Best Fluffy Pancakes Recipe with American Apple Pie Syrup

Pancakes and syrup on red plate

Fluffy pancakes are a classic American breakfast. Pancakes are an excellent way to start your day; they’re sweet, delicious, and filling. And pancakes taste even better when drizzled with some American apple pie syrup. 

However, getting your pancakes to turn out nice and fluffy can sometimes be challenging. Read this guide by Pantry Bear to learn how to make the best fluffy pancakes with American apple pie syrup. 

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How to Make Fluffy Pancakes with American Apple Pie Syrup

Fluffy pancakes with berries and syrup

Here’s how to whip up some delicious fluffy pancakes:


  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • One egg
  • 2 tbsp. Butter, melted 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Cooking spray
  • American apple pie syrup 

How to make: 

Step 1: Combine the milk with the vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. This will allow the milk to “sour.”

Step 2: Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder,  and salt in a large mixing bowl. 

Step 3: Whisk the egg and butter into the "soured" milk. 

Step 4: Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk together until all the lumps have dissolved. 

Step 5: Heat you large skillet over medium heat and coat the skillet with cooking spray. Pour a 1/4 cupful of the pancake batter onto the skillet. Cook until the surface of the fluffy pancake begins to bubble. Flip with a spatula, and cook the pancake until browned on the other side. 

Step 6: Finally, drizzle the pancakes with American maple pie syrup. You may also want to add on a scoop of butter. Then, dig in and enjoy your creation. 

While these fluffy pancakes taste great on their own, you may want to serve them with a side of eggs, berries, bacon, or sausage. Or, you can serve your pancakes with a side of toast and grape jam or raspberry jam

Check out Pantry Bear’s fruit and veggie snacks if you’re looking for something healthy to balance out the pancakes! 

Tips for Making Delicious Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes and syrup

Follow these tips if you want your fluffy pancakes to turn out perfectly:

1. Check the freshness of your baking powder

People love pancakes because they require just a few staple ingredients. However,  if your baking powder is old or expired, you’ll wind up with flat pancakes instead of light and fluffy ones. 

Baking powder has a shelf-life of about nine months to one year, so check the expiration date before you start. You can also test the freshness by stirring a half teaspoon of baking powder into a cup of water. If it starts to fizz, then you’re good to go

2.  Whisk your dry ingredients beforehand 

De-lump the dry ingredients by whisking them quickly. This will help you avoid overmixing when you add the dry batter to the wet batter. 

3. Resist the urge to over mix the batter 

It’s okay to have some small lumps in the better, and it’s much better to have a few small lumps than a sticky, stiff batter that will turn rubbery after frying. If you’ve whisked your dry ingredients beforehand, you should be able to bring the wet and dry batters together quite quickly. 

Resting the batter will also help remove small lumps. 

4.  Rest the batter 

If you have time, try to rest the batter for 15 to 30 minutes before you start cooking your pancakes. In the meantime, you can brew yourself a cup of coffee or grill up some bacon. During this time, the stubborn lumps can work themselves out. 

5. Use a big skillet 

We recommend using at least a 12-inch skillet to make your pancakes. This will give you plenty of space to make several pancakes at once. You can also use an electric skillet if you’d like to make even more pancakes. 

6. Wipe out the pan between batches

You can cook your pancakes in either oil, oil spray, or butter. If you choose to use butter, we recommend wiping the ban between each batch, as this will prevent the butter from burning in the skillet.

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7. Pay attention

One of the best tips for making better pancakes is to pay attention when you’re cooking! Commit yourself to about 20 minutes in front of the skillet so you can give the pancakes your full attention.  If the pancakes look like they’re getting too brown, turn the heat down a bit. Turn the heat down and allow the pan to cool for a minute.  

If the pancakes are sticking to the pan, add more butter or oil

8. Avoid Humid Conditions

A humid kitchen results in a runnier batter, which means less fluffy pancakes. If you happen to be in a very humid place, put your pancake batter in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to make sure it doesn’t become too runny.

9. Know How to Store Your Pancakes 

Fluffy pancakes are best served warm and fresh. However, you can store your fluffy pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days if desired. Store the American apple pie syrup separately so the pancakes don’t become soggy. 

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With the above recipe and tips, you should have no problem whipping up a batch of fluffy pancakes. The addition of the American apple pie syrup will send your pancakes to the next level. 

If you’re looking for more delicious pancake toppings, check out our syrups and spreads!

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