Weekends are all about that breakfast spread, am I right? And what breakfast spread is complete without a stack of the best, soft and fluffy, old fashioned pancakes? None. None at all.
Ok, let's be real. You don't have to wait for the weekends to have pancakes, because they just take minutes to prepare and make from scratch. So basically any day is pancake day, and I am all about it.
Ingredients in Old-Fashioned Pancakes
The good think about making old-fashioned pancakes, is that it requires refrigerator and pantry staples, so you will most likely already have all the ingredients that you need. You will need the following:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- granulated sugar
- unsalted butter
- vegetable oil
- butter and maple syrup - for topping
How to Make the Best Old-Fashioned Pancakes
Pancakes are so easy to make. It takes 5 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to let the batter sit, and another 5 minutes to cook. Sure, you could use a box of prepared pancake mix, which takes about the exact same time, but the results will not be same. We all know that homemade from scratch is just so much better. You end up with tastier and fluffier pancakes! I seriously didn't realize what pancakes tasted like until I stopped using boxed mixes.
Here's all you need to do:
- Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar and salt).
- Whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, butter, vanilla and egg).
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, until just combined - do not overmix, and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
- Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side on a lightly greased frying pan or griddle.
- Serve with butter, syrup, whipped cream and/or fruit.
Sometimes I like to think that I won't be able to finish the whole batch of these and that I will be able to save half the batter for the next day. Unfortunately, this wishful thinking never pans out. Between my hubby and I, the whole batch gets devoured in one sitting. But hey, that's okay! It's all about the pancake life in our house on Sundays.
What to Serve Pancakes
If you are serving this up for some guests or just for your own big family, consider doubling the recipe to feed more mouths. You can complete your brunch spread by also serving some of these favourites:
- Nutty Banana Bread
- Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato and Feta
- Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
- Cranberry Sauce Oat Bars
- 5-Minute Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Triple Berry French Toast
No breakfast spread is complete without a stack of the best, soft and fluffiest old fashioned pancakes. Easy to make in less than 15 minutes!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 + 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 + 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 + 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- vegetable oil
- butter and maple syrup (for topping)
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, vanilla and egg.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined (will be lumpy). Do not over mix.
- Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
- Dampen a paper towel with vegetable oil and rub on a large frying pan or griddle.
- Heat pan over medium heat and add pancake batter using a 1/4 measuring cup. Pour as many as fit in your pan or griddle.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes until small bubbles have began to form on the surface and edges and the pancake is golden brown. Flip the pancake over and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the other side is also golden brown.
- Repeat until batter is used up.
- Serve with extra butter, maple syrup and fruit.
- Tip: For a thick pancake, add a little less milk. For a thinner pancake, add more milk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pancakes, old-fashioned pancakes, fluffy pancakes