If you like the sweet and caramel-like flavor of maple syrup, these maple pancakes are going to be a new family favorite! The light and fluffy maple pancakes are topped with crushed walnuts and maple syrup drizzle. There’s no better way to start your day than with a full plate of warm and delicious pancakes.
About This Recipe
These are the fluffiest maple pancakes ever! Nothing compares to the warming, deliciously sweet, and soft maple pancakes that taste just as great. Amazingly fluffy pancakes packed with the classic flavor of maple will be the star of your breakfast table.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Rich and full of maple flavor: The maple syrup in this recipe brings a rich, warm, and nutty flavor to the breakfast table. You can enjoy them on their own or topped with fresh fruits, butter, crushed walnuts, or pecan nuts.
- Easy to make: These pancakes are so easy to make and they are done in less than 30 minutes! This simple recipe gives you a good reason to head into the kitchen and make your favorite pancakes.
- Great leftover: Made a big enough batch of pancakes and don’t know what to do with the leftovers. These maple pancakes keep well for 2 or 3 days. Just wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an air-tight container in the fridge.
What do You need to Make Maple Pancakes?
- Flour: I usually use all-purpose flour to make pancakes.
- Baking powder: Baking powder helps leaven the pancake batter, creating a soft and fluffy texture.
- Salt: You will find a small amount of salt in most pancake recipes.
- Egg: Adds moisture to the pancake batter which will give structure and fluffiness to the pancakes.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
- Milk: Milk adds moisture, and keeps the pancakes fluffy.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup adds an earthy and rich sweetness to the pancakes.
- Brown sugar: I like to make maple pancakes with brown sugar. The rich taste of brown sugar pairs well with maple syrup.
- Vegetable oil or melted butter: The butter should be melted and at room temperature. You can use vegetable oil instead of butter if you like.
- First, gather your ingredients. Melt the butter and let it cool to room temperature. Whisk all dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt).
- In another bowl crack the egg. Whisk egg with a fork until consistency is even. Then add the milk and room-temperature melted butter, and mix well. Add vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.
- Stir in dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Do not overmix. Heat up a non-stick saucepan at medium heat, then add butter. You can use a 1/4 measuring cup or ladle to pour batter into the pan.
- Cook each pancake until you see bubbles on the surface and the edges look golden brown and dry. Then stack them on a plate.
- Top with crushed walnuts and maple syrup drizzle and serve.
- Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing develops the gluten in the batter, resulting in a dense texture in pancakes.
- Lightly grease the pan with a bit of oil or butter to make sure the pancake won’t stick. You do not need to put a lot of oil in the pan at all.
- The thickness of the pancake batter should be such that it can be easily poured but not too runny.
- Preheat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat first.
How to Serve Maple Pancakes?
I like my maple pancakes with an extra drizzle of maple syrup, crushed walnuts, or pecans. Maple pancakes go well with fresh fruits like berries and bananas.
Can I Add Maple Syrup to the Pancake Batter?
Yes, you can use maple syrup in pancake batter. It’s an ideal alternative to sugar in pancake recipes. Maple syrup adds the perfect touch of sweetness and moisture to the pancakes.
What Is the Secret of Fluffy Pancakes?
Always use fresh baking powder for the best results in your pancakes. Overmixing pancake batter causes the gluten to build up and makes the pancakes dense and tough. Using old baking powder will result in flat pancakes. Sift the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients. Sifting flour breaks up the lumps and adds air resulting in lighter and fluffier pancakes in texture.
Can You Reheat Maple Pancakes?
Yes, you can reheat the leftovers. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush pancakes with melted butter and reheat them for 5 to 10 minutes.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Crushed walnuts or pecans, for topping
First, gather your ingredients. Melt the butter and let it cool to room temperature. Whisk all dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt).
In another bowl crack the egg. Whisk egg with a fork until consistency is even. Then add the milk and room temperature melted butter, and mix well. Add vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.
Stir in dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Do not overmix. Heat up a non-stick saucepan at medium heat, then add butter. You can use a 1/4 measuring cup or ladle to pour batter into the pan.
Cook each pancake until you see bubbles on the surface and the edges look golden brown and dry. Then stack them on a plate.
Top with crushed walnuts and maple syrup drizzle and serve.