This is a basic pancake recipe.  Nothing fancy.  Nothing added.  Just easy to make and always delicious. I try to like box mixes for pancakes and waffles but I don’t. I also don’t like buttermilk pancakes. Too thick and pasty. This recipe is my favorite because the pancakes are light and fluffy and only require milk which I usually have on hand rather than buttermilk which I rarely have on hand.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 cup milk

3 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Make a well in the center and add the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.  Mix until ingredients are just moistened.  Drop by 1/4 cup into hot oil in a skillet.  Flip pancakes once when the center starts to bubble.  Serve with butter and syrup.

Add extra oil to the skillet if you want the edges really crispy.  It tastes a little bit like a funnel cake.

I used my candle-powered syrup warmers.  I got these years ago at a kitchen store.  I don’t exactly when or where but it was a very long time ago.  I’m probably infusing all of my syrup with lead from the glaze because I’m sure I got these way before worrying about lead glaze was en vogue.

Well, I haven’t gone too crazy yet so maybe what I don’t know hasn’t hurt me.  I’ll just keep it that way for now and continue using my warmers. When you see me running around dressed in Mardi Gras feather costumes and talking to imaginary friends in my treehouse, then please come and remove these warmers from my cabinet.

I’m off to the sewing machine to see if I can finish the t-shirt quilt I started for Davis.  I’m going to set a goal to put pictures on by this evening.  I’m ready to move on to some other projects so I will work hard to get this one done, done, done!!

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2 Responses to Pancakes

  1. Gina March 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

    Your pancakes look delicious! We had pancakes this morning too. I don’t think we’ve made them in a year. Yum!

    • Julie March 6, 2017 at 5:51 am #

      We must be on the same Bolton meal plan! First quiches and now pancakes!

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