When I was young I don't think my parents ever took me and my brother to McDonald's for breakfast. When you are young it's all about the burger and fries. And sometimes a chocolate shake. But never these fluffy pancakes for breakfast.
I think the very first time I went to McDonald's for breakfast I got one of those Egg McMuffin Sandwiches. It was so long ago I honestly don't remember. In any case, years later I remember ordering these pancakes from McDonald's and thought they were pretty good. I mean don't most pancakes taste pretty much the same?
Now I get there is nothing complicated about making pancakes. I mean a few ingredients and a couple of minutes on the griddle. Not earth-shattering is it? Pancakes have been around longer than I have so I am not going to pretend this is some new never-seen recipe for pancakes. That would just be a lie.
But since this pancake recipe is supposedly the same recipe that McDonald's uses in all their restaurants around the world, I just had to give it a try and see how it compares to the pancakes you would get when visiting a McDonald's restaurant. Surprisingly pretty dang close!
🥞 Serving Suggestions
While the pancakes themselves are good, you might want to drizzle some delicious Maple Syrup over them with a little butter. Only if your diet allows it. I like to have my pancakes with a side of bacon and some scrambled eggs as well. The perfect breakfast combo!
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Pancakes recipe from McDonald's (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, White Sugar, Eggs, Milk and Vegetable Oil.
🥣 How to make Copycat McDonald's Pancakes
Preheat and grease a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients until there are no lumps. Make sure not to overmix.
Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter onto the griddle. When the edges become dry and the top is bubbly flip the pancake and cook the other side for about a minute.
Copycat McDonald's Pancakes
- Bowl for Mixing
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 4 tablespoon White Sugar
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 2 Cups Milk
- 4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- Preheat and grease a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
Make Pancake Batter
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients until there are no lumps. Make sure not to overmix.
- Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter onto the griddle. When the edges become dry and the top is bubbly flip the pancake and cook the other side for about a minute.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.