Simple Pancakes

Simple Perfect Pancakes. Leah Maroney
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 pancakes (5 servings)
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Pancakes are probably the greatest breakfast option ever. Serve them up with some bacon and eggs and you're it heaven! It's hard to find a perfect stack of them out at a restaurant.  Sometimes they just taste weird.  There's times where you've just got to whip them up at home!  These pancakes taste way better than any mix and are just as easy to put together.  Instead of mixing a mix with eggs, butter, and milk, simply mix flour with baking powder, sugar and then add the wet ingredients.  Two more ingredients isn't so hard, is it? 

This recipe is also a great base for any other pancakes.  Simply throw in blueberries or chocolate chips!  You can also sub in some pumpkin puree for half of the milk and add in some pumpkin pie spice for delicious pumpkin spice pancakes!  The possibilities are endless!  

There's also the option to put vanilla in the batter.  Some people like the added flavor and the way it brings out the sweetness in the pancakes.  They are delicious either way!

They are definitely best served with real maple syrup and butter, but you can also top them with fresh fruit, caramel sauce or chocolate syrup!

We still eat like kids sometimes and love silver dollars in my house!  You can make them anyway you like! You'll know they're cooked through when the bubbles stop bubbling and stand still!  It's a trick our friend came up with and it works perfectly every time! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Heat up a cast iron griddle or pan on medium heat before you begin.  Get it nice and hot and then turn down the heat right before you begin cooking the cakes. 
  2. Beat together the egg, milk, and melted butter in a measuring cup. If you are adding vanilla add it in at this time too!
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Stir in the wet ingredients. The batter should be a little lumpy. Don't over beat the batter or it will not stay tender. Let it sit for about five minutes. It will puff up, if it is too thick, add a little more milk.  If it looks too wet add in a Tablespoon of flour!
  1. Butter the griddle right before you are ready to cook the pancakes. Spoon a 1/8 cup of the batter onto the griddle. Cook on the griddle for a few minutes per side. You will know they are cooked when the bubbles stand still and stop refilling with batter.
  2. Serve with MAPLE SYRUP or any other syrupy topping!