Harlow makes pancakes every morning I will let her, and over the past two years, she has gotten really good at it. Every time I post on Instagram, everyone comments on her exceptional technique. From egg-cracking to flipping, she looks like a freakin’ professional. They also want to know her recipe, because my friends, Harlow makes some of the fluffiest, most perfectly golden brown pancakes around. And she’s consistent! They always come out, as she says which each flip, “PERFECT.”

What’s Harlow’s secret? She won’t make them from a box! Even though I have tried to convince her that box pancakes are sufficient many times. (Translation: easier for me.) Nope. She prefers to make them from scratch and everyone in our house agrees— they are MUCH better this way.

Here’s her tried and true recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients and mix it up. Preheat a lightly oiled griddle or pan, and then use a scooper (we use a 1/2 cup measuring spoon for each pancake) to pour on the pan. We like to add individual chocolate chips per pancake instead of putting them in the batter, because some people in our house are plain pancake people.

Flip when you start to see air bubbles coming through the batter and then lightly brown each side. Harlow always adds a light pat with her spatula (aka Mr. Flippy at the house and Mrs. Flippy at the apartment) to make sure the pancakes have been properly cooked through. We had under done pancakes at a diner once and they were TERRIBLE. She still talks about it and we never went back.

Add syrup and enjoy!

(Or, if you are Harlow, set up a shop in your kitchen and then sell your perfectly fluffy pancakes to your siblings and parents.)

If you’d like to see a video of Harlow making Pancake Tacos, click here.