Sunday Morning Homestyle Pancakes




About: I'm one hell of a guy, what can I say, hey and as a human being, I even feature a cranial capacity of 1350cc, how's that for feature listing?

For several generations, my family has shared this excellent, but humblingly easy to make pancake recipe. Apparently people, at least in my area, are accustomed to quick mix biscuick and other add water and cook alternatives.

I however, Love MY pancakes and I'm stickin to em, I've tasted that processed pancake crap and I won't ever go back. Give this recipe a try for next Saturday or Sunday morning, I know mixing together ingredients on a hangover isn't easy, so it's usually Sunday.

2x Cup Flour
3/4 Cup of Sugar
2x tsps' Magic Baking Powder (Not baking soda, blehhck)
(At this point don't forget to mix the dry ingredients together)
2x Egg and milk beaten
1 Capfull of Vanilla Extract
Melted margarine or butter to add

Step 1: Add Flour

Get your flour out and measure out 2 cups exactly.

Step 2: Sugar Baby

Now we add the sugar, it may be tempting to measure out a full cup, but try to get it dead on as I found they get too sweet and you can't eat too many.

Step 3: Add the Baking Powder

Now we add the magical part. The baking powder. This stuff is what makes your pancakes rise, like a cake. However, watch carefully how much you put in as it affects how it cooks and you could end up with big puffy uncooked pancakes, ewww. Don't forget to use your finger or a butter knife to make the top of your measuring spoon even, I only had a 1 TSP spoon so you have to put two in to get a full Tsps.

Step 4: Mix the Dry Ingredients

To ensure that the mixture rises properly in the pan, it's a good idea to mix all the dry ingredients together prior to mixing in the milk and eggs, as we don't want the baking powder to clump up in one spot making it an uneven mix.

Step 5: Beat the Eggs and Insert Milk

Now, It's a good idea to beat the eggs prior to adding them to the mixture to again, ensure they're mixed, just use the measuring cup from before as we're done with it.

Once you've beaten your eggs with a fork or a whisk, add them to the middle of your mixture and add a dash of milk, then work your way around the mixture working the milk and eggs in. Add milk when it starts clumping up, until you end up with a mixture consistent with that of something slightly more runny than white glue, however don't make it too runny that it'll expand to the whole pan when you pour it in, as we're making pancakes here, not wedding cakes.

Step 6: Melt the Butter/Add the Vanilla

Now we prepare the butter/margerine and the vanilla extract. Simply add a spoonfull of butter to a container and throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds or more (depending on how old your microwave is 20 years give or take).

With vanilla bottles being all different shapes and sizes, the bottle caps are also different sizes. It's better to add less if you have a smaller cap than mine than add 2-3 caps and find out that your pancakes taste rather fruity :p But in all seriousness, the vanilla is what gives the pancakes a nice brown swirl when they're cooked.

Step 7: Fire Up the Grill

When you have your mixture mixed together (for best effect don't mix much past when the vanilla/butter starts to disappear into the batter) Light up your frying pan, or turn your burner on and get some butter sizzling, because you're in for a treat.

When you're cooking the first side of your pancake, it's a good idea to watch for bubbles forming at the surface of the pancake, make sure you flip or at least check the underside of your pancake before the bubbles start popping as it'll be getting more than just golden brown.

Step 8: Serve With Heart Abiding Bacon

Once the other side of your pancake is done cooking (2-3 minutes), flop er onto your pan and don't forget to add bacon to complete the meal.

Enjoy a good breakfast, and a filling one at that!

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    Errrr.... I suppose you could use splenda in it's place, I can almost guarantee it won't taste "normal" but I'm kinda curious to see how it would taste. Couldn't hurt to try it!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made these tonight for dinner with bacon and they where delicious. I only made half the recipe as I thought the full recipe would be too much. I got eight 5" pancakes out of the half recipe which is a good amount. Thanks for this Instructable, I will be making these time and time again.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No problem bro, I'm glad you liked them, I know everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their "family" recipes and whatnot, but this is one that I have time and time again told people to just ditch whatever way they make their pancakes and do it this way. Or they do, but they'll modify it a bit to their likings, which is perfectly okay, just ditch that instant pancake mix though, ditch it gooood.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I would assume that they would flop and just wouldn't be anything worth eating. Perhaps adding less baking powder (don't use soda, sheesh), would make it more into a crepe than a pancake, although I haven't tried this.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Baking Powder IS Baking Soda. Perhaps if you were to whip the egg whites you could leave out the leavening...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Baking powder is baking soda and tartaric acid. Baking soda needs an acid to react with to produce gas. The classic example is vinegar.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I do whip the eggs before I put them in, it doesn't really seem to matter either way. Just curious as to the date on the comment..


    10 years ago on Introduction

    These are good, thanks! Despite your warnings, I added too much vanilla; I'll fix that for next time.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Mate, are you sure you're Canadadian? No mention of maple syrup - sorry couldn't resist stereotyping ;)

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm from the UK so perhaps that explains my perplexedness, because the nearest I got to the fine meal above was some diner in NYC. There I was, first time and first meal in North America and it was 'as above' with a couple of eggs (and some home fries) and then the waitress asked if I wanted syrup!! We don't tend to do this sweet savoury thing on the same plate for breakfast, but it does truly works well.

    wait newyork defintaly does not go for the entire us but we love the syrup everwhere in the us if you are familiar with to kill a mocking bird we are like water cunningham

    Hmmmmm >accesses dusty memory bank< A great book - read it a couple of times, many moons past. He pays Aticus with hickory nuts but I don't remember the maple syrup reference, please remind me.