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These simple pancakes, made from scratch, are the tastiest pancakes I’ve ever made. This is the last pancake recipe you’ll need.
I used to think of pancakes as just a vehicle for syrup. Until I tried this recipe. No kidding, every time I make them, my husband pauses while he’s eating and says, “These pancakes are really good.”
It makes me giggle now, because he says it every-single-time.
And they are! Unlike a lot of pancake recipes I’ve made, these are actually tasty all on their own. (Not that I skip the syrup, mind you. I haven’t lost my mind.)
World’s Best Pancakes
I’m not sure what it is, but these pancakes have a delicious flavor that I haven’t gotten from any other recipe. They’re not difficult at all, but let’s be honest, making pancakes from scratch does take a bit more effort than using the mix.
I’m not hating on the mix. There’s a definite time for it.
But typically, I make pancakes when we’re having breakfast-for-dinner wayyyy more frequently than I ever make them for actual breakfast. Which means that I’ve got the time to spend to make the tasty homemade ones.
I usually serve them with bacon (that I bake in the oven) and fruit. And I like mine with a big glass of ice-cold milk. Mmmmm. (I also like to spread my pancakes with peanut butter and a sprinkle of homemade granola before I add the syrup…it makes my picky kids gag a little, but it’s so yummy!)
This recipe, along with the one for waffles, biscuits, cornbread and a couple other quick recipes are on a paper I keep taped inside my spice cabinet door. It makes prep so easy, since I don’t have to look it up every time.
Easy Pancake Recipe
It really is just a matter of mixing the dry ingredients together, mixing the wet ingredients together, and then combining them. I use a big whisk, but am careful not to over mix. Lumps are ok.
One of the secrets to flavorful pancakes is to cook them in melted butter. Just a tiny bit goes a long way.
This is the griddle I use :
You know the secret of knowing when to flip a pancake, don’t you? You watch for two things: The edges to start looking sort of dry, and bubbles in the center of the pancake.
And two big don’ts: Don’t flip a pancake more than once…none of this back and forth business. And never, never, press down on a pancake with the back of your spatula. We want that lovely rise, friends. No smooshing!
The Tastiest Pancakes
Ways to eat these pancakes:
Plain. They are legit tasty all on their own, you may find yourself tearing off a piece of the slightly sweet leftovers.
Butter and syrup. Definitely the standard way to eat pancakes. Question? Are you a real maple syrup person or a pancake syrup person? I tried to be a real maple syrup person, but it’s just not me. We are a Log Cabin family all the way.
Delicious add-ons. As I said, I love peanut butter and granola on my pancakes. Fruit is another yummy topping. Sliced bananas, any kind of berry? Yes and yes. I also sometimes like to cook up some sliced apples with a little brown sugar. Yum!
Cold with a swipe of Nutella. Yup. This is my favorite way to enjoy leftover pancakes.
What is your favorite way to eat pancakes?