Welp, the shift in content from Black Girls Who Brunch continues! I have not eaten in a restaurant since late March and have continued to opt for takeout while I try to lessen my public contact.  With that, all meals are eaten at home and many are created right in my kitchen.  Everyone benefits though because I am sharing more recipes! One of the eating at home perks I have enjoyed is cooking a hot breakfast before my work day starts.   Pancakes have been my go to and after many tries, I have created a recipe that creates THICK and FLUFFY pancakes which are the best.  No debates or arguments!  Go ahead and save this recipe for Fluffy Pancakes!


Fluffy Pancakes
4.5 from 2 votes

Fluffy Pancakes

Homemade pancake recipe which create thick and fluffy pancakes.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Large Pancakes


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (Light or Dark)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp Salted Butter (melted)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream


  1. Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk till combined.

  2. Add in egg, butter, milk, vanilla extract, butter and heavy cream. Combine with stand mixer or hand mixer, but careful not to over mix. This batter is thick so you will need more than a whisk. If you want to add any other mix ins like fruit or chocolate chips throw them in at this point. For this version, I added in sweet potato because I love it and needed to use some I had.

  3. Heat griddle or skillet to medium heat. Pour in 1/3 cup of batter on to heated skillet or griddle. Once the edges start to cook and the top bubbles flip over and cook for a few more minutes. Best served warm!

The Takeaway

This recipe may be a little more complicated that the just add water mix, BUT the end results are worth it! While I appreciate convenience, good food takes priority and when the spirit comes over me I will do the MOST to make some pancakes.  I will note that the heavy cream and milk help make the pancakes thicker, so I do recommend using that combination listed in the recipe.  If you do not have it heavy cream, subbing for just milk should be fine.  I also prefer brown sugar in all things, but again if you do not have it just use plain ole white sugar.

Finally, I find that pancakes center around some family tradition for most folks. Whether it be pancakes on Saturday mornings with their parents or on holidays.  Be sure to comment with your favorite pancake memory or tradition!