Pancakes are a popular breakfast option for many people and there is a pancake recipe available for nearly every taste and diet. There are pancake mixes that make it easy to make an entire batch of pancakes at once, making them great for serving guests or family on the holidays. And let’s not forget about crepes! They’re thinner than traditional pancakes, but there’s no reason you can’t put your favorite pancake toppings on them just like you would any other pancake recipe.
In the pancake recipe below, we’ll be making pancake batter from scratch, but you can use pancake mixes in place of this recipe. Just follow the directions on your pancake mix to make pancakes instead of crepes. Be sure to adjust the amount of milk or water called for in the pancake mix if you substitute it in this pancake recipe.
Pancakes are a tasty breakfast treat that’s easy to make and doesn’t take long at all! The kids will love helping with pancake day since it involves sprinkles, whipped cream, maple syrup, or other sweet toppings. You’ll find everything you need to know about pancake recipes below including how to throw a pancake party for friends and family where everyone can enjoy all the pancake toppings they love.
Ingredients Needed for Pancakes from Scratch:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups milk (any kind) or buttermilk (if you can find it) sat in the fridge for at least 8 hours to make pancake batter sour – sat is not the same as sour
1/2 cup of vegetable oil (or pancake oil like the kind you see on pancake day)
Optional pancake toppings such as icing sugar, syrup, whipped cream, and more!
This recipe is extremely easy and can be done in 5 steps:
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
First, grab a bowl and put all the pancake ingredients in it: flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and milk. You can also add vanilla extract if you want extra flavor. The pancake batter is now ready to use.
Step 2: Preparation and Cooking Time
Mix pancake ingredients until they form a pancake batter consistency. The pancake batter should be thick, but not too watery – it should drip off of the spatula when you take it out of the bowl, but should not fall through. If it is too watery, add more flour. Melt some butter in a pan on medium heat and pour pancake batter in the pan until you have a pancake circle of your desired size. Wait for about two minutes or until the pancake turns golden brown then flip the pancake over to cook the other side.
Step 3: Making More Pancakes
If you have pancake batter left, just repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the pancake batter has been used up. Remember that you can also add stuff to your pancake if you want – blueberries, chocolate chips, or strawberries are delicious additions to pancakes! You can even make savory pancakes by adding ingredients such as cheese and bacon bits!
Step 4: Serve Your Pancakes
When you are done making pancakes, serve them with butter and maple syrup. Have fun eating!
Step 5: Cleaning Up
You can clean up your pancake batter bowl by mixing water with soap. Pour the pancake batter water down the sink followed by the pancake mix left in the bowl to avoid clogging it. You can use a non-abrasive sponge to gently scrub any pancake remnants stuck on your pancake pan, but do not scrub metal surfaces for too long, or else they will fade/change color due to metal oxidation!