Martha Stewart’s Pancakes

Martha Stewart's Amazing Pancakes

Martha was right on the money when she came up with this basic pancake recipe.. it’s the only pancake recipe I use! 

1 cup all-purpose flour, leveled
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Dash of vanilla

Plus assorted toppings, such as butter, maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup.

Yields about 15 mid-sized pancakes (4-5 inches) if you use 2 tablespoons of batter per cake.

In a bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Add all of the dry ingredients to the milk mixture and whisk just until incorporated (small lumps are fine!). Heat a large skillet to medium heat and spray the pan before adding batter. In fact, I sprayed the pan each time before adding more batter. For each pancake, spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into the skillet. I used a pretty large skillet, so I could cook 3 pancakes at a time.

Cook until the surface of pancakes have some bubbles, or about 2-3 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve warm, with desired toppings.

No adaptation, coming straight from Martha herself! Click here to view Martha’s recipe.


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  1. Pancakes are a funny bunch ~ I have never found any that truly wowed me … I’ll have to give these a shot. I like basic, plain pancakes but I want them to have flavor!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. i LOVE pancakes! these look so good and fluffy!!

  3. I have about 10 different pancake recipes, can’t wait to try this one!! Thank you so much for linking up with us!! ;)

  4. They look sooo good! Martha’s the best. :)
    Many blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

  5. When Martha does it…she does it better than anyone else. These look amazing. I love a good pancake recipe rather buying that junky mix stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I cant wait to try these this weekend! Thanks for sharing and new follower.

  7. I LOVE pancakes! And these look delicious!! (So glad I found you at the Too Much Time on my Hands link party!)

  8. We can’t wait to try these amazing pancakes! They look delicious! We love all of your yummy recipes! -The Six Sisters

  9. I love pancakes and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back by today to vote.

  10. These are really great looking pancakes. Stopping by from Six Sisters.

  11. These look really good.

  12. I love pancakes, they are one of my favorite foods!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  13. Your photo is mouth watering! YUM!! Thanks for coming to (link) party with me at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  14. These look great! We love pancakes at our house; I’ll be giving these a go!


  15. They look delicious, and the photo is very nice also. andi

  16. Those pancakes look so thick and tasty! Boy, do I love carbs! :) Great pictures too!

  17. Your pancakes look just mouthwatering! Love the photos! I am a big fan of Martha Stewart, I know some are not, but I will admit that I am. I will be pinning this recipe and will give it a try this Sunday for a big family breakfast!

    Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

  18. These look sooo fluffy and yummy. the photography is top notch! Thanks for sharing!

    I saw this post on the Tuesday Talent Show linky party. I’d love for you to check out a recipe I linked up too, it’s perfect for Pi Day tomorrow- it’s a traditional Polish Apple Pie called Szarlotka but with less sugar than original. Hope you have a great rest of your day, dear! :)

  19. These sound really good — Martha’s usually spot on! Like your Lenten decision and the reasons you gave to achieve the right balance. Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  20. Thank you for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase! We love that you share with us. This recipe looks great!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  21. I have been looking for a new pancake recipe and this looks perfect! Definitely going to have to try this :)

    Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!


  22. Should be called Martha Stewart’s Crepes. The batter was so thin, I had to add a quarter cup more flour just so it wouldn’t turn into a crepe when I expected pancakes. That being said, it actually yields 6 pancakes, far from 15.

    • Hey Rebekah- Sorry they didn’t turn out for you. I make these all the time exactly as the recipe says and they are never runny or thin.

    • I followed recipe exactly.. Mine very thin also. No taste at all. No way this would make 15 pancakes

    • I won’t make 15 pancakes the size of your dinner plate, but it does make about 15 pancakes that are 4-5 inches around, and to me that is perfect!
      Here is a link to Martha’s recipe if you want to consult that:

  23. Just made them for dinner and they were GREAT!

  24. I just made these. They were very heavy. Not fluffy at all. Very dense. Also not much flavor. Thanks for sharing, though. I like trying new recipes.

  25. This is very similar to the recipe that my Mom used so I wouldn’t say it is exclusive to Martha Stewart. We add the baking powder last and let it sit for a few minutes. This allows the baking soda to fizz and then when you mix it up again there are no lumps. This amount is for one or two people, we just double or triple it if there are more people. We also add 1 Tbsp baking powder to make them fluffier. You just adjust the flour until you get it to the consistency that you want.

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  27. It seems like the recipe should have salt — for the science-y part of it. But I’m about to try these for my hungry kiddos, so I’ll let u know!

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