You have found my best pancake recipe. Say goodbye to Aunt Jemima after you taste these babies. The family will be asking for pancakes from scratch for now on.
Homemade pancakes so fluffy and delicious - just add a bit of fruit (frozen blueberries are wonderful), for a real treat.
These flapjacks are so fluffy and delicious - just add a bit of fruit
(frozen blueberries are wonderful), for a real treat. Or you can add
1/2 tsp of cinnamon and top them with apple pie filling. Yum.
If you want, mix up the dry ingredients in advance and give as a gift with instructions. You can also store this so on the weekends it's "almost" ready to go. Great way to save money; now on to my easy pancake recipe.
HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups milk
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
2 TBS vegetable oil
Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Create a well in the middle of the ingredients and add the milk. If it's not the right consistency add a little more at a time.
Add the two eggs, vanilla and oil; whisking until mixed but still a little lumpy. Here's my secret: Let the pancake batter rest for a good 5 minutes before cooking them (gives baking powder time to work - "fluffy pancakes").
Heat up a pan and add some butter (or shortening) and heat up. Pour in 1/4 cup of the batter and when bubbles form on the top, flip it over.
The first pancake is always a "test," so add more flour or milk
if you need it. Keep the pancakes covered until the batter is gone;
keeping them warm so everyone can eat together.
HOMEMADE IHOP PANCAKE RECIPE
1-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup white sugar
2 TBS melted butter
Preheat skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with nonstick surface or add a little nonstick spray.
Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder,and salt. Mix the egg with the buttermilk and add to the flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Add the melted butter and sugar.
Makes 8 to 10 pancakes. Recipe adapted from TopSecretRecipes.com