When it comes to breakfast foods, nothing beats a freshly made stack of pancakes. They're warm, fluffy, and almost melt in your mouth delicious.
This Quick and Easy Copycat McDonald's Pancake Recipe tastes so good you'll think you're eating real McDonald's pancakes! The fluffy pancakes have a buttery, crispy outer shell and a deliciously sweet flavor. Oh, and you won't believe how simple they are to make!
These Hotcakes Taste Just Like the Real Deal
These perfect McDonald's pancakes are incredibly easy to make and even easier to eat. This has got to be the best pancake recipe ever. Or, at the very least, the best copycat.
These fluffy pancakes are ideal for brunch, a fun weeknight breakfast-for-dinner dish, or a lazy Sunday. Plus, these delicious pancakes are ready in just 15 minutes.
So, if you're pressed for time and looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe to feed your guests, look no further. This Mcdonalds pancake recipe is failproof! You will love this homemade version.
The Fluffiest Pancakes you'll Ever Make
McDonald's Hotcakes Ingredients
The best part of this Mcdonalds pancake recipe (and one of the reasons it's one of the best pancake recipes ever!) is that it doesn't require many ingredients, and you probably already have everything you need on hand.
Flour: For this recipe, I use all-purpose flour.
Baking powder: Use fresh baking powder to ensure your pancakes are light and fluffy.
Salt: Add a pinch of salt to balance out the flavors.
Granulated sugar: McDonald's hotcakes are slightly sweet, so a little sugar is required to achieve the same result.
Eggs: Eggs bind the ingredients together and contribute to the texture.
Milk: Milk produces the best results with these pancakes. Some people prefer buttermilk, but I find that it adds a tangy flavor that, while delicious, is not the same as the original.
Oil: You will need some vegetable oil.
Vanilla: Add some vanilla for flavor.
See recipe card for quantities.
These Pancakes Taste Like the Real Deal
Step By Step Instructions
This McDonalds pancake recipe is easier than you think. Simply follow these steps:
First, combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until all are combined.
Next, add the wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, oil and milk) ,and mix until there are no lumps.
After that, preheat a none stick skillet on medium-low heat. Grease the skillet and pour ⅓ cup of the batter onto the skillet. Once bubbles start to form on top, flip and cook for two more minutes.
Repeat the process for the rest of the pancake batter.
Finally, serve with maple syrup and butter on top.
Sprite: You can replace the milk with Sprite or 7Up. Both options are equally effective. Carbonated water can also be used. The carbonation in these fizzy drinks makes the pancakes fluffy.
Gluten-free: Use gluten-free flour instead of all purpose flour.
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Because it is made with simple ingredients, this is also a great base pancake recipe to experiment with!
Sugar-Free: If you want to make them sugar-free, replace the sugar with any other sweetener of your choice.
Mix-ins: Mix ins can also be added to the hotcake batter. Try adding some chopped strawberries or chocolate chips.
Toppings: Finally, experiment with the toppings! That's the best way to spice up the cooked hot cakes. Try some freshly sliced fruits!
You will need a non-stick skillet to make these pancakes.
You can serve these perfect McDonalds hotcakes with:
- Peanut butter
- Chocolate chips
- Bacon (or candied bacon)
- Whipped cream
- Jams and jellies
- Freshly-cut fruit
- Just any fresh fruit you like
- Syrups (like strawberry or blueberry syrup)
- Sausage patties
- Hotcake syrup
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While homemade pancakes are best eaten fresh with hotcake syrup, they also make an excellent make-ahead breakfast!
Simply cook them according to the recipe and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. If you need to stack them, use a paper towel to separate them.
Once they have reached room temperature, place them in airtight containers and refrigerate or freeze.
They should be refrigerated for no more than two days and frozen for up to three months.
Tips to Make the Perfect Mcdonalds Pancake Recipe
The batter is the key to making the perfect McDonald's hotcakes. If you make it too thick, your pancakes will be undercooked on the inside and a little gluggy.
However, you must be careful not to make the batter too runny, as this will cause the pancakes to spread out and not fluffing up.
Allow the prepared batter to rest for up to ten minutes to allow the flour to properly hydrate and the baking powder to activate.
Use a measuring cup to make evenly sized pancakes. Pour in a circular motion to ensure that it spreads into perfectly round shapes.
Do not flip your pancakes too soon or cook them on high heat. You can slide a plastic spatula under them and flip them with your wrist instead of your entire arm.
The Perfect Pancakes for a Delicious Breakfast
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Run a cold stick of butter across the surface of the hot pan to grease it before adding the pancakes. This provides a very thin, evenly distributed layer of fat for the pancakes to cook in without overflowing the pan with oil.
The ideal griddle temperature for pancakes is 375°F, or a medium setting for gas stovetop burners. Achieving the correct cooking temperature is key to making a perfect pancake. An overheated griddle will burn pancakes on the outside and undercook them on the inside.
Pour the batter into the pan to make pancakes of any size you want. Cook the first side until bubbles form on top, about three minutes; flip and cook the second side until it is brown, about two minutes.
More Delicious Breakfast Ideas:
- Easy Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping
- Jumbo Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins
- Easy Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
- Milk-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Easy Homemade Apple Cobbler with Cake Mix
- Spinach and Feta Borek
- Baksam- Middle Eastern Sesame Seed Cookies
- Samoon Bread | Iraqi flatbread
- Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread Recipe
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Quick and Easy Copycat McDonald's Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 cups whole milk
- ¼ cup oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Sift all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until all are combined.
- Add the eggs, oil, vanilla, and milk and mix until there are no lumps.
- Preheat a none stick skillet on medium-low heat. Grease the skillet and pour ⅓ cup of the batter onto the skillet. Once bubbles start to form on top, flip and cook for two more minutes.
- Repeat the process for the rest of the batter.
- Serve with maple syrup and butter on top.