Monday, 21 January 2013

Old Fashioned Pancakes

Nostalgia. =)
This is what a pancake is supposed to taste like. Soft, light, fluffy, subtly sweet... delicious!

After a lot of trial and error, I created an easy and yummy pancake that works for me. And it doesn't take much more time to put together than those pre-mixes which, trust me, fail in comparison. There's nothing like warm homemade pancakes, piled high, for a lovely weekend breakfast. This recipe is so fast and easy however, it's ideal for even busy weekdays. Or anytime you feel like it... there's no wrong time for breakfast is there?

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
(yields 8 units)

  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk (or Buttermilk)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • (optional) 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • (optional) 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and sugar.Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter into the pan for each pancake. Cook until small air bubbles form, flip, and brown on the other side for a minute more.
  3. Enjoy hot with butter or your favourite syrup.
This is a basic recipe which can easily be adjusted for add-ins such as fruit or chocolate, or using whole wheat and dairy/egg replacers.


  1. I should try this w/ the egg replacer! Mommy used to make us homemade pancakes from time to time when we were young. These box mixes I been trying to make now really are nothing in comparison! I just never learned to make them from scratch =( Will surely try this recipe one day

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