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Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy recipe will help you whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making pancake batter from scratch is so simple that you'll wonder why you never did it before!

Source: Everyday Food, September 2006
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  • ALR8619528DW
    10 AUG, 2018
    Worst pancakes ever. I wanted to make homemade instead of using from a box. I soon realized that was a mistake when I flipped the pancake. Some parts were COMPLETELY burned and others were COMPLETELY raw!! I tried putting only the raw part on the griddle. That didn't work. Then I tried making the batter thinner by putting less on and spreading it out more. That didn't work either. So then I tried leaving it on for less time. And it was barely even brown. Unlike the mixes I use that give it a nice golden brown color. Would not reccomend
  • millqvist
    6 MAY, 2018
    Batter is a little thinner than I prefer, but the recipe is super easy and very tasty.
    • ptg890467
      26 MAY, 2018
      This recipe is so easy and comes out perfect! I always go to this recipe and will probably never use a box recipe again. My picky 12 and 10 year olds love them! Thanks for sharing!
  • matsonme
    13 MAY, 2018
    This was so easy and some of the BEST pancakes I've ever had! My batter wasn't thin at all. I used the unsalted butter and 2% milk!
  • brutland_991
    10 APR, 2018
    I added blueberries and used the yogurt/milk option with the baking soda addition. Make sure your baking powder is fresh if yours came out flat. Mine were nice and fluffy. I will use this recipe again.
  • MS12148462
    25 MAR, 2018
    This is my go to recipe! Super easy! I usually make it for my girls when they have sleepovers and now their friends flat out ask for them when they make sleepover plans. I usually double the recipe, substitute whole wheat flour for half the flour an add a cap full of good vanilla extract. Sometimes I also use coconut oil in place of butter but only when I know no one has a peanut or tree nut allergy (sleepover friends; not all coconut oils are allergy safe!) Sometimes we add chocolate chips, banana slices or blueberries in the batter or sliced fresh banana or strawberries on top. Even plain, these pancakes are sooooooo good!
  • ALR8614916DW
    16 FEB, 2018
    The only thing that I changed in the recipe was that I through all of the dry ingredients in the bowl and mixed them, then instead of dirtying up a second bowl, I added the wet ingredients straight into the bowl with the dry ingredients, then I mixed everything up together. I let the batter sit about 10 minutes while my pan got nice and hot and the batter was real thick when I started cooking. There is no vanilla in this recipe, and I probably would have added some, but I am out. And still, this is the BEST pancake recipe I have ever used. I couldn't believe how simple it is and it could be so perfect. I love things simple and awesome. This made an A+ with both. This is a keeper and the only pancake recipe I will be using from now on. I do not like relying on boxed foods. I would rather make from scratch. Now that I have this recipe, I can experiment with healthier flour options as well. I doubled it for the 5 of us who were eating and we had about 4 nice sized pancakes left over.
    • emk211
      16 MAR, 2018
      specifications for serving size would be helpful.
  • stefaniyen
    22 FEB, 2018
    My go-to breakfast recipe! When I half the recipe, the pancakes turn out denser even when I use the smallest egg in the carton. This recipe is so basic that there's plenty of leeway! Sometimes I substitute half the flour with whole wheat flour, throw some oats in, and add a little extra milk. They always taste delicious and this recipe is super quick!
  • ElizabethO36756
    13 FEB, 2018
    Made these for Shrove Tuesday and they were fine. I'm gluten-free, so I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour and added 3/4 tsp xanthan gum. Also, I separated my egg and whipped the white, folding it in after everything else was mixed. The batter seemed thin at first, but after a few moments in the bowl it thickened up. Whipping the egg whites was a new trick for me and I do think it made the pancakes fluffier. I'll be experimenting with this recipe some more.
  • micheler361ya
    27 JAN, 2018
    I made these for my niece, nephew and granddaughter. They said they were awesome and the best homemade pancakes they've ever had. I followed the recipe exact and they were fluffy and delicious. Typically, I would have preferred to use real butter in the recipe, but I am out, so I used vegetable oil. I did add some chocolate chips to half of it...Amazing!
  • Jessica_cole_87
    18 JAN, 2018
    These pancakes if you call them that do not turn out fluffy. I made them for 3 hungry boys and the batter was so runny. I’ve defintley made my fair share of pancakes and I’d have to say steer clear of this recipe if you want fluffy home style pancakes.

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