Brown Sugar Pancakes

Brown Sugar Pancakes are an easy pancakes recipe

Brown Sugar Pancakes are the best pancake recipe ever! These pancakes are made with simple ingredients, so they are easy, soft, fluffy and cook perfectly every time.

My Brown Sugar Pancakes Recipe make the BEST homemade pancakes EVER!

If I could eat breakfast food all day long I absolutely would! And pancakes top my list of favorite breakfast foods! Today I’m sharing the only from scratch pancake recipe you will ever need, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

Perfect Brown Sugar Pancakes are an easy pancake recipe

Homemade Pancakes are an easy breakfast idea!

There once was a time when making homemade pancakes from scratch scared me. I mean I wasn’t scared OF pancakes…but I was scared to MAKE them. It wasn’t some overly dramatic phobia…it was just that…well…every time I tried I epically failed.

Dang pancakes, with all their simplicity…I just couldn’t get the hang of it! I either uncooked and flipped too early, resulting in splattered batter errwherrr. OR I overcooked, burned and tried to disguise said burn with an unhealthy waterfall of maple syrup, fooling no one. Homemade pancakes were just one of those foods that I just preferred to leave up to the profesh staff at my local ihop. or is it iHop? APPLE YOU’RE RUINING MY LIFE!

Anywhooooo. Since I am not a quitter…except when it comes to diet and exercise…I grabbed a fun spatula and got back on the horse. Also, let’s just say that buying a fun spatula sometimes is all the incentive one needs. That and the promise of sugary carbs at the finish line.

ps- I know that’s “supposedly” an Omelet spatula, but let’s all move on.

This easy pancake recipe is a game changer, and I am confident to say this pancake recipe will be part of your Saturday morning routine!

Making brown sugar pancakes is easy

Tips on how to make the perfect homemade pancakes!

Not only have I mastered the pancake…I am inclined to say I am victorious in the pancake game. Let’s talk about why my brown sugar pancake recipe is the best pancake recipe!

  • Using brown sugar makes the whole situation a little more pulled together. Like all along the pancake was just crying for brown sugar and no one listened. They don’t necessary taste like brown sugar, there is just an added depth of flavor that sets this pancake recipe apart!
  • The batter is remarkably simple. No Bisquick is ever necessary. You most likely have all the ingredients to make these pancakes in your kitchen right now! Simple ingredients make this an easy pancake recipe.
  • When you are cooking your pancakes, the key to to cook them low and slow. Actually medium-low and slow-ish. When you have your heat on too high the pancake brown without cooking all the way through, making flipping your pancake a messy situation.

How to make the best pancakes

How to make FLUFFY Pancakes every time!

Butter. Doesn’t butter always make things better?

  • If you are going to make the BEST pancakes, I strongly encourage that you cook the pancakes on a griddle that has been greased with butter. Certainly there is nothing wrong with nonstick spray, or oil, but the butter just adds that extra delicious crisp on the outside of your pancake.
  • Also, this brown sugar pancakes recipe includes baking powder, which really keeps these pancakes light, fluffy, and thick!

This Brown Sugar Pancakes recipe shows you how to make pancakes from scratch

This Brown Sugar Pancake Recipe is an easy pancake recipe you will LOVE!

When you are done making this easy homemade pancake recipe, you will have is a gorgeous stack of brown sugary goodness, that you should definitely top with a little extra butter…yes, more butter.

And a healthy drizzle of real maple syrup.

This easy pancakes recipe is brown sugar pancakes topped with butter and syrup

Or an unhealthy drizzle. No judgy.

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Brown Sugar Pancakes

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield Yield: makes about 10 pancakes 1x
  • Category Category: Pancakes
  • Method Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Breakfast


These Brown Sugar Pancakes are easy, fluffy, and thick! They’re the BEST!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • butter for frying


  1. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar together.
  2. In separate bowl whisk the eggs, vanilla and milk together.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Lastly mix in the melted butter and stir until combined, the batter will be slightly lumpy. Set the batter aside while you heat your griddle to medium-low heat. Melt a small pat of butter on the griddle and then scoop out 1/2 cup of pancake batter onto the hot griddle.
  4. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles form on top of the pancake. Flip and cook until browned.
  5. Serve warm.


Serve warm

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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March 22, 2020 1:16 pm

Best homemade pancakes I ever made.

October 18, 2020 12:30 pm

I just made these for the first time today. I wanted to try something other than your basic pancake . I’m so glad I found this recipe!!All I can say is YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!!

September 29, 2020 12:23 pm

Im making it now and it definitely needs more milk. My batter was too sticky. Also couldnt taste the brown sugar AT ALL. Reason for 2 stars is that it does make fluffy edible pancakes that’s better than boxed.

Chad Oglesbay
September 14, 2020 10:04 am

I’m so looking forward to trying these! I was hoping to use this for a camping recipe, do you know if there are any issues putting all the wet ingredients together overnight and mix them with the dry in the morning?

July 23, 2020 6:14 pm

My personal opinion, use a bit more sugar and a lot less butter. The pancakes don’t even taste sweet, they taste salty ad fatty from all the butter. I actually feel like whoever made this recipe only added so much butter to compensate for the lack of sweetness from how little brown sugar was used. It’d be much better if more sugar was added instead of butter so I wouldn’t have felt like my heart is clogged from high cholestoral. Maybe 1 teaspoon of butter and 4 to 5 tablespoons of sugar would be better.

Sarah Roberts
July 19, 2020 11:37 am

Literally best pancakes ever! Whole family agrees!!!

July 13, 2020 11:33 am

I usually make a “plain” pancake batter, and use either sweet or savoury toppings to my taste. But today, I decided I wanted to make a sweet batter. Yours was the first recipe that popped up in my search, I had all of the ingredients on hand, so off I went. Wonderful! Nicely sweet, not cloying, and absolutely delicious. This will be my new batter for when I want a sweet pancake! (I’ll save the “plain” batter for my cheese-and-salsa days.)

July 13, 2020 5:35 am

i love these pancakes ,easy recipes for breakfast

Jesse Bower
July 3, 2020 3:01 pm

Smhhhh only heathens use dark brown sugar. Miss me with all that extra molasses. But half-jokes aside this recipe looks amazinggg, I’m about to give it a try 🙂

June 17, 2020 11:27 am

Pancakes came out way too thick, and took way long to cook… but nonetheless tasted good.

June 14, 2020 3:23 pm

so good! the only thing was that i didnt have maple syrup!

Tessa Crump
June 7, 2020 9:44 am

Haven’t tried this yet im trying to loose weight but want to keep my Sunday brunch and usually that pankcaes! Is this healthier than a normal recipe?

April 19, 2020 10:25 am


March 3, 2020 8:14 am

hi shelly! can’t wait to make these!!! can 2% milk be used or does it have to be whole milk/buttermilk? thanks 😉

January 31, 2020 7:31 pm

These are absolutely the best pancakes ever!!! Never thought to put brown sugar in them, now that is going to be the only thing that I do. You don’t get a overwhelming brown sugar flavor but you do get a depth of flavor that I’d never experienced before in a pancake…and breakfast is my most favorite meal!! When you cook them low and slow in the butter, you get a carmelized, brown butter yumminess that cannot be beat!!! Absolutely loved this recipe!!! Thanks!!!

June 8, 2019 10:18 am

I have been trying different recipes for pancakes. My son doesn’t like syrup and just plain pancakes. We have finally found the recipe that he loves. I did add a little more milk and also like rich flavor, so added some heavy cream as well.

These are amazing!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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