The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need, seriously! Simple, inexpensive recipe with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

At 21 I decided to venture off and get my own apartment. Without anyone’s help I searched and searched until I found my very first place: a one bed, one bath, 700 sq ft loft style apartment, Downtown Kansas City, MO. I was ecstatic! The building had just been rehabbed and I was the first person to live in my apartment.

I had no idea what I was getting into, “OMG, I have to pay real BILLS!” Lol, so I quickly changed my spending habits.

The farmers market was literally one block away from my apartment so I’d walk over every weekend and stock my fridge for $10-$15. I also cooked most of my meals which saved me a lot of money. Plus, it made my friends think I could really throw down in the kitchen (lol, making those Knorr sides and cooking all of the meat on the George Foreman grill, I really thought I was doing something).

Cooking meals…Ok, I cooked most of my meals, but I called and bugged my mom, and aunts, and uncles for recipes on a regular basis. I was shopping at the grocery store one day and saw that a box of pancake mix cost $4. I quickly put it back. As soon as I got home I called my Aunt Valenta and asked for her recipe for homemade pancakes. My very first attempt was a disaster, but over the years I’ve tweaked it and created the perfect recipe for pancake mix from scratch. I’ve never purchased another box of pancake mix (well, besides this time when I got a bunch for cheap couponing, and I donated all of the mixes).

My nieces and nephew LOVE my pancakes, my boyfriend gets excited like a kid every time I make them. I love how delicious and fluffy the pancakes turn out. So basically, this is The Only Homemade Pancake Recipe You’ll Ever Need, seriously. Plus, I bet you probably already have all of the ingredients.

The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need, seriously! Simple, inexpensive recipe with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Now, I’ve seen people put all kinds of ingredients in their pancakes, but we’re going to keep it simple.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon white sugar

(3 to 4 of them) 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons melted butter (real butter)

1 1/4 cups milk (I use almond milk)

oil (for cooking)

The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need, seriously! Simple, inexpensive recipe with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

1. In a large or medium size bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. I usually just use a whisk and blend it well, but if you have a sifter it also works.

2. Make a little well in the center of the bowl with the dry ingredients and pour in the butter, egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix it until it’s smooth. Note: The thinner the batter the thinner the pancakes. I like my pancakes to be a little thicker. Also, if you think your batter is too thin add a little flour and mix to thicken it.

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3. Heat a lightly oiled skillet, or pan over medium high heat. (I accidentally poured too much oil in the pan so I used it to make all of the pancakes.)

4. Pour or scoop the batter onto the skillet into circles, or you can get creative and use cookie cutters to make shapes. I once did hearts for Valentine’s day.

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The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need, seriously! Simple, inexpensive recipe with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

5. Brown one side until little bubbles appear on the surface and flip the pancake to brown the other side.

6. Serve Hot.

I like to add butter to each pancake as soon as I’m finished cooking it so it won’t dry out while I’m cooking the rest of the batter.

This mixture should yield about 8 pancakes, plus you can always double the recipe to make more. If you don’t use all of the batter you can put it in a covered bowl or jar and store in the refrigerator for a week. I usually put the batter in a mason jar and make pancakes the next week (I just add a little milk to the jar, stir it up, and pour the batter right from the jar).

When you think about the cost of making your own pancake mix compared to buying a box of pancake mix, the savings are incredible. I usually stock up on all of my baking goods around Thanksgiving, so I get the products for dirt cheap (think $0.99 for a 5 lb bag of flour). Making your own pancake mix taste better, plus you know what products are being used. I calculated the cost per serving from the ingredients I used and the prices I paid for the items. It came out to around $0.07 per pancake! homemade-pancakes-recipe

Try the recipe out and tell me what you think. I can’t wait to see you kick the store bought pancake mix to the curb for life.

The ONLY Homemade Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need
 
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These pancakes are delicious, fluffy, easy to make and cost pennies.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • (3 to 4 of them) ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter (real butter)
  • 1¼ cups milk (I use almond milk)
  • oil (for cooking)
Instructions
  1. In a large or medium size bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. I usually just use a whisk and blend it well, but if you have a sifter it also works.
  2. Make a little well in the center of the bowl with the dry ingredients and pour in the butter, egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix it until it’s smooth. Note: The thinner the batter the thinner the pancakes. I like my pancakes to be a little thicker. Also, if you think your batter is too thin add a little flour and mix to thicken it.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled skillet, or pan over medium high heat.
  4. Pour or scoop the batter onto the skillet into circles, or you can get creative and use cookie cutters to make shapes.
  5. Brown one side until little bubbles appear on the surface and flip the pancake to brown the other side.
  6. Serve Hot. (top with butter, syrup, or fresh fruit)
 

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6 Comments

  1. May 9, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Thanks girl!

  2. May 9, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Yum, these look so good. Love for my pancakes to have the crispy edges!

  3. May 8, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Lol, make some and let me know what you think 🙂

  4. May 8, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    THESE Seriously look amazing! Everytime I see these I crave pancakes! lol

  5. May 8, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Lol Heidi, homemade biscuits is on my “to try” list.

  6. May 8, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    There is nothing better than homemade pancakes well except for homemade biscuits! 🙂

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