What’s a girl to do when her family is desperate for pancakes in the morning when they wake up, and she doesn’t have any pancake mix in the house? Why she turns to the old faithfuls…the recipes her grandmothers and great-grandmothers used to create some of the best pancakes ever.
This happens to me frequently because we’re a family of “pancake monsters,” but honestly, I don’t ever buy pancake mix at the store anymore. I just make sure I always have these ingredients on hand, so I can whip up a batch of homemade pancake batter from scratch. It’s a lot easier than I ever thought possible, and it’s way better than any store brand.
Just try this recipe, and I bet you’ll never want to make pancakes from an instant mix again!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp butter (melted)
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Dig a well in the center of the dry mixture.
- Pour in the milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter.
- Stir together until smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat.
- Spoon the batter into the frying pan, one “pancake” at a time.
- Brown on both sides (about 30-60 seconds per side).
- Serve hot, with maple syrup.