McDonald’s Pancakes Recipe


McDonalds pancakes are many people’s favorite weekend treat. In fact, a lot of families go there just to have this warm, short stack for breakfast. And what’s not to like about McDonalds pancakes?

They are fluffy, soft, and delicious, and each mouthful melts in your mouth.

For all McDonalds pancake lovers out there, we bring you the recipe to make your favorite pancakes at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these super fluffy pancakes in your kitchen so that your entire family can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

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How to Make McDonalds Pancakes

If you’ve tried to make pancakes at home, you know that not every recipe works. Your pancakes may turn out to be raw inside or not fluff up which is exactly the opposite of McDonald pancakes.

That’s why we are excited to share this McDonalds pancake recipe with you. It works and it tastes heavenly. The best part is that it’s really easy to make and uses a few simple ingredients you can find everywhere.

Plus, it’s cheaper than buying McDonalds pancakes every time your kids or you want to enjoy them.

This pancake recipe really reminds of pancakes served at McDonalds. Once your family tries it, it’ll become their favorite.

It yields plenty of fluffy pancakes that will be more than enough for your family. If there are any leftovers, you can freeze them and enjoy them another day.

Besides, it’s so much easier and faster to heat them up than to make a whole new batch every other day. It’s a great option on hectic mornings when you can have a delicious breakfast served on the table in a matter of minutes.

What makes this recipe so easy is that there are no fussy steps like separating eggs or sifting flour, and you don’t have to dirty multiple bowls. The batter is mixed up in a single bowl and the ingredients are ones you likely have in your kitchen.

The secret to making the perfect McDonalds hotcakes is the batter. You shouldn’t make it too thick as your pancakes will turn out to be undercooked on the inside and a but gluggy. But, you should also be careful not to make the batter too runny as that will make the pancakes spread out and prevent them from fluffing up.

Test your batter consistency with a ladle or spoon, lifting it slowly above the bowl rim. It should be thick but not too much so that it can run slowly off of the spoon.

Another important thing about your pancake batter is to ensure there are no lumps. Use a wire whisk to smooth it out gently, but make sure you don’t over mix it. You don’t have to worry if you see a few lumps. That’s totally fine.

You can try leaving the prepared batter to rest for up to ten minutes so that the flour can properly hydrate and the baking powder has time to activate.

You can use a frying pan, although it’s best to use a griddle if you have one. Preheat it on medium heat, and once hot, reduce the temperature to low-medium heat. After about two minutes, you can make your pancakes.

If you’re using a non-stick griddle, there’s no need to put non-stick spray or butter on it first.

To make evenly sized pancakes, use a measuring cup and pour the batter from the middle. Continue pouring gradually in a circular motion to ensure it spreads into perfectly round shapes.

Do not flip your pancakes too early or rush them on high heat. You can use a plastic spatula, slide it under them, and flip them using only your wrist instead of your entire arm.

Here are all the ingredients and instructions you need to make your own McDonald pancakes that will taste even better and cost you less than the originals.

McDonald’s Pancakes Recipe

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Drizzle your McDonald’s pancakes in syrup and immediately kick start your day in the greatest way. No queues necessary, make this copycat pancake recipe at home today.


  • 2 tbsp. 2 of baking powder

  • 2 cups 2 all-purpose flour

  • 4 tbsp. 4 sugar

  • 1 tsp. 1 salt

  • 4 tbsp. 4 oil

  • 2 cups 2 of milk

  • 2 eggs bitten

  • syrup

  • butter


  • Preheat your griddle or frying pan on medium heat and grease it.
  • Put all ingredients in a single bowl and mix them using a wire whisk. Make sure there are little to no lumps without over mixing.
  • Use a measuring cup to make the perfect, evenly-sized round pancakes. Pour 1/3 cup of pancake batter on the preheated griddle, and once bubbles start appearing on the top and the edges become dry, flip and cook on the other side for one minute.
  • Repeat this until there’s no batter left. You’ll get plenty of soft, fluffy pancakes.
  • Drizzle your pancakes in syrup.
  • Serve and enjoy.


  • Vegetable oil or canola oil can be used. You can add the oil together in a bowl and whisk it, while using baking-spray to grease the griddle. It’s important to use oil in this recipe so that you achieve the required consistency and moistness.
  • Add syrup and butter in amounts of your liking.

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How to Serve Your Homemade McDonalds Pancakes?

The best way to enjoy these delicious pancakes is with a pat of butter and maple syrup. But, you can also eat them with peanut butter, Nutella, or top them with freshly-cut fruit. You can even add chocolate chips to the batter when preparing it.

Some people like to add hashbrowns and sausage patties to make the best breakfast ever, and others like to garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.

These pancakes are so versatile that you can serve and enjoy them in many different ways and never get bored with them.

Can You Freeze Them?

If there are any leftovers, feel free to freeze them. Then, just pop them in the microwave and reheat for 20 seconds per pancake. They will still be more delicious than the store-bought frozen pancakes. 


Are you a fan of McDonalds pancakes? Well, you no longer have to go to their restaurants to enjoy these soft and fluffy pancakes as we bring you this McDonalds recipe to try replicate at home.

You can now make equally as delicious McDonalds hotcakes as the originals, and as many as you want for a price much cheaper. The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to find, and the cooking takes not more than a few minutes.

Bon appetite.


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