How to Make Pancakes From Scratch - Recipe

It's National Pancake Day! Celebrate by making your very own pancakes from scratch.

One of the nice things about making pancakes from scratch is that you almost always have the basic pancake ingredients in your kitchen.  The other nice thing about making pancakes, is that you can usually whip up a great tasting batch in just a few minutes.  Follow the recipe to start making your very own pancakes from scratch:

Prep Time: 5 Min ~ Cook Time: 15 Min ~ Servings: 4-8 pancakes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • Maple syrup


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Use a whisk or fork to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. In seperate bowl, beat the egg, then add the milk and oil. Mix these together until they are combined well.
  3. Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and whisk them together for close to a minute until the batter is a little bit lumpy.
  4. Now heat up a griddle or skillet over medium heat until. You'll know it's ready for pancakes when you can drop a little water onto the skillet and it sizzles.
  5. Melt a slice of butter on the the skillet and then pour about a third of a cup of batter into the pan. If you like larger pancakes you may want to pour more batter, or for smaller pancakes, pour less. 
  6. Cook the first side for approximately two minutes or until you start seeing bubbles form and pop on the top of the batter.
  7. Flip the pancake over and let the uncooked side cook for about one to two minutes or until golden brown.

I would recommend heating up a plate(s) in the microwave for a minute, then when the cooked pancakes come off the griddle, you can put the hot pancakes directly on a warm plate for serving, otherwise the pancakes will cool off pretty quickly.

Serve pancakes with butter and maple syrup for a delicious breakfast meal. 

While these pancakes are great just the way they are, if you want to get a little fancier, you can drop blueberries or small slices of ripe banana into the batter as the cook (or even chocolate chips).  Fruit like strawberries and blueberries, and some whip cream are also a great finishing touch to be served on top of pancakes.



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