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Yum, Yum, Yum- Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I realized I can make something else besides zipper pouches & baby bibs..... pancakes! These have been a huge hit at my house- with my husband & toddler seemingly chowing down & dueling over them. Somehow they come out perfect every time (which is what I look for in a recipe :) and this recipe is a good base for variations & additions.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (+ 1 Tbsp if needed) milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted or canola oil
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Sifting is important here!
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk (reserving the 1 Tbsp), egg and melted butter. Mix to combine, less than one minute. There will still be lumps! This is OK, they will cook out (don't believe me, ask Alton Brown a la Food Network!)
  3. Let batter sit for about one minute. This is a thick batter but giving it time will let the baking powder do it's magic- it will become lighter & airier.
  4. Heat a *lightly* oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake (if it's just too thick than add in the 1 tbsp milk, but do note this is meant to be a thicker batter). Brown on both sides.
  5. You know this step- Serve & Eat!


Well, I couldn't just not include photos of Jack eating breakfast...although photos during pancake feasts are nearly impossible! So here he is sharing his cereal with his baby. Too cute for words, really.