How to Make Pancakes From Scratch

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Easy pancake recipe you can make in minutes!

Step 1: Things You'll Need:

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1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegtable oil
1 large egg

lemonie5 years ago
Those are making me hungry! But please change bowel to bowl

lilyfrancis (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Thanks for the help with spelling
I wish I had some eggs right now... (I've got the rest)

Do not  HAVE to use eggs.  Just add a little more fluid to equal the egg.  Add a little vanilla.  yumm
Punkguyta5 years ago
 What the hell?? This instructable has like almost the exact same recipe except mine doesn't use vegetable oil and it looks a lot better the way I cook it.
Phil B2 years ago
No. It was a from scratch recipe we found in a blender cookbook. Then add walnuts and banana as I described.
Phil B5 years ago
We often make pancakes from scratch in a blender.  We like to improvise.  We add half of a ripe banana near the end and run the blender until the banana is "liquefied."   Then we add about 1/2 cup of English walnuts and run the blender until they are moderately to finely chopped, but not made into a paste.  When ready to eat, put on some butter and some hot maple-flavored syrup.  They taste like fresh banana nut bread.
That sounds interesting. Do you have a link to your banana walnut recipe?
seeyes22 Phil B5 years ago
seeyes22 Phil B5 years ago
camdenbuck2 years ago
Thank you for this great and easy to follow instructable. In a few short minutes, I had delicious pancakes!
mdong4 years ago
mine came out as a big pancake
manna3734 years ago
Mine turn out white as a ghost :( they won't brown
lilyfrancis (author)  manna3734 years ago
aureliansh4 years ago
How many does this recipe make
death1923335 years ago
The pancakes tasted great. I added vavnilla extract, and this improved the flavor in my opinion. You might want to add how many pancakes this recipe makes though. All in all, a great breakfast recipe.
big-jamie5 years ago
 well its 00.03am where i live, and im just through eating these pancakes, after first reading this recipe i took a note and put it in my scales box, theyr so easy to make, and taste fantastic !! thanks you once more, brilliant structable
Anika Block5 years ago
I made these pancakes this morning.  Followed your recipe exactly and they came out great!  Many thanks!
big-jamie5 years ago
 reading through the food instructables, found this one, had a look at the ingredients, and sat thinking, got it, got it, got it =) so within 10 mins they were cooking on me girdle, oh and they were green =) sister got a hold of the food colouring lol

batch gave me mum an sis a nice breakfast, great 'ible 
lunarman525 years ago
yummy, just made some and found out i had no syrup

orbitup5 years ago
I don't use butter or oil and I add vanilla and cinnamon. Yummy!
And having a griddle is nice too.

Sounds good.  HOT griddle is great.  Really rich.  Cream or half and half.  Fresh eggs are aslo awesome.
seeyes225 years ago
navaan5 years ago
 I prefer to add the butter right after this stage, right into the flour mixture.  This will encapsulate the flour in the butter resulting in less milk needing to be added to thin out the batter.  It's the same method used for making biscuits from scratch.
I usually do not add sugar, there is enough sweetness in the syrup.

1 1/4 cup flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder...
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cooking oil
pinch of salt

Stir a few times till it is mostly together. No blender needed. Should be a wet mixture.
sheepguy425 years ago
 I wish this Instructable was complete; under "Things You'll Need" eggs are nowhere to be seen. Yet the actual instructions call for an egg. If the list had been complete, "egg" would have been seen in the RSS feed, and I never would have clicked the link.
Please try to not forget ingredients in your next instructable. Thank you.
I do like your pictures though.
zigzagchris5 years ago
wat bout growing the wheat ?