Monday, May 13, 2013

Basic Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes, serve with syrup and butter, along with bacon or sausage are perfect for breakfast every weekend with the whole family. It is so easy to make from scratch and will save money if you make your own mix than buying the ready packs.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups milk. room temperature or warm
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
Cooking Direction:

1. In a big bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
2. In another bowl, lightly whisk the eggs and milk together until thoroughly combined.
3. Add egg mixture and butter to the dry ingredients.
4. Add the milk, melted butter and egg mixture to the dry ingredients  and stir gently just enough to combine. Avoid over mixing. Don't worry about lumps in the batter, these will cook out when the heat is applied.
5. Allow the pancake batter to sit uncovered for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add more milk or water if the batter is too thick.
6. Cook on a hot, greased griddle or pan, pour about 1/4 cup of batter. Turning when the underside is brown, and bubbles are starting to form over the top. Brown the other side.

Serves 4-5 person.

Cooking tips:
*Avoid over mixing. Over-mixing leads to tough pancakes.
*You can add chocolate chips, cinnamon or any fruit to the batter for added flavor.
*Do not press the pancake while cooking.
*You can substitute buttermilk with milk.
*The pancake batter can also be used to make waffles, just make the batter a little thinner and pour into a preheated waffle maker.


  1. I never made pancakes from scratch so I'm going to try this one out. It's funny that I never knew bacon and pancakes were a good pair until some friends from California introduced them to me while having breakfast at The Pancake House. Now, pancakes are dull without it! :D

    1. Me too. I always buy those ready to make in groceries. I think, I can do this from the scratch too, but I dont want to mess up with the ingredients so I'm ma stick with those I get from the groceries. Haha!

  2. I love to cook pancakes because it is very easy to prepare and at the same time cooking instructions is so manageable.


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