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Basic Pancake Recipe

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Simple Pancake Recipe

This basic pancake recipe is quick, simple, and so delicious you won't even need syrup.

Basic Pancake Recipe

Ingredients (Makes 6)
Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 3/4 cups milk


  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  • 2 eggs


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour(see suggestions)


  • 1 1/4 tablespoons baking powder


  • Directions

    Whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add cinnamon, flour, and baking powder. Stir just until everything is moistened (lumps are okay). You don't want to overmix or the pancakes will be rubbery.

    Place a lightly greased frying pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of this simple pancake batter onto the griddle. Brown on both sides and serve hot with desired toppings or just straight because these pancakes taste great all by themselves.

    Follow these directions then experiment with your own ingredients, using our tips and techniques for a basic pancake recipe from scratch, and you will be a master pancake maker in no time.


    Make this simple pancake recipe even better
    (for you) by substituting the all purpose flour for a whole grain flour. Whole wheat flour is an obvious substitute. Worried about compromising flavor and texture? Don't be! There are many types of whole wheat flours that are sweeter and lighter. Hard white wheat flour creates similar results as all white but is much better for you. There are other choices, too, like kamut flour, spelt flour, oat flour, and teff flour. These are all healthier alternatives. So explore...discover...and ENJOY!

    Check out all our pancake recipes and you'll find they are all just as delicious. Plus we offer tips on how to incorporate whole grains into each recipe without compromising flavor










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