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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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  • monika2024
    17 OCT, 2018
    Not sure what the others did to make theirs runny, my were def not, nice and thick about 1/2". I suggest those who had thin pancakes try re-reading the ingredients quantity again. Those who complained about them burning: umm turn down the gas! Great pancakes if you can read and use common sense!
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  • jillbianco
    11 OCT, 2018
    Best pancakes! Light and fluffy. One suggestion just let the batter sit before using it so it fluffs up.
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  • irish_skye
    1 OCT, 2018
    Horrible! RAN ALL OVER THE PAN, made only half the number it said, and I did not over beat the mixture.
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  • tigger0859
    27 SEP, 2018
    These were the ABSOLUTE WORSE pancakes ever!!! Tasteless. Flat and yes my ingredients were fresh. I make pancakes all the time that are delicious but I thought I would try a new recipie but i will NEVER use this 1 again. My 1 star was only because there was no way for me to put in a negative star amount I wouldn't f even feed these to my dogs for fear of being in earrested for animal cruelty
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  • abysswalker99
    11 JUN, 2017
    These were by a wide margin the worst pancakes I've ever had. They came out crepe thin, dense/rubbery, and flavorless. And before anyone asks; yes, I used fresh baking powder, I am familiar with the effects of over mixing pancake batter s I mixed the batter just enough to make everything wet, and I cook on medium low heat, which is where just about any other pancake cooks perfectly on my stove. I ended up retrying the recipe and added about an extra half cup of flour, an extra egg, and vanilla, and lo and behold they were fine. Cooked up fairly thick and fluffy and actually had some taste to them. Maybe this is supposed to base batter that is easy to modify, hence the name of the recipe, but man, there needs to be a warning or something. As the recipe is listed these are just awful.
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      Just made them exactly as listed except that I used coconut oil instead of butter or vegetable oil - they were fluffy, tasty - perfect. Now my "go to" recipe for pancakes
    • nicolewalter91
      25 JUN, 2017
      My husband has been making these pancakes but modified the recipe to only 1 tables[filtered] of oil and he doubles the recipe. The oil is making it dense. Plus he adds 1 tsp of vanilla and some cinnamon in it for flavor.
  • marieD413
    23 JUL, 2017
    Why did we preheat the oven to 200 degrees??
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      "1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees; have a baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven."
    • josie_moss0829
      13 SEP, 2017
      In case you need to keep some warm.
  • grant3mn
    20 SEP, 2017
    These pancakes were too salty and needed to be a bit more fluffy. I'd suggest adding some vanilla or less salt, and yes i only added 1/2 tsp. I used olive oil like it suggested aswell. Overall just a big disappointment
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      LOL - olive oil???
    • grant3mn
      20 SEP, 2017
      Update on my previous comment.. I believe where the flapjacks begin to take an ungodly turn has something to do with the aftertaste, it is scarcely off. Currently I am feeling sick and had to cast off the rest of the batter so my family wouldn't have to taste those miserable pancakes. Which I felt and still feel shockingly repellant to aswell as an inspiring and discomforting horror to forgo the action of ejecting all the contents for my stomach. But to all you fellows out there enjoying these pancakes and for ridiculing my comment, have a good day and may god bless you, for these unholy pancakes.
  • geneyau
    29 OCT, 2017
    These might have been the worse pancakes I ever made. They didn't hold their shape whatsoever, and were dry, salty and overall unappetizing. We had to preform major surgery to the entire recipe to make it semi-edible. You should never, under any circumstance, make these pancakes, unless you are doing a presentation on the handling of poisonous substances.
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      some people amaze me - can't figure out how anyone could screw up this perfect and lovely recipe.
  • bbryantj
    11 NOV, 2017
    This was, hands down, the worst pancake recipe I have ever used. The batter was runnier than my toddler’s nose and the pancakes were flatter than crepes. If I could give it negative stars, I would.
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      do you even know how to cook?
  • kellygoldenberg
    25 NOV, 2017
    Thoroughly mediocre recipe. We followed another reviewer's suggestions and started with only 3/4 cup of milk. Even at that, the recipe was the right pancake batter consistency before we added it all. Which means that yes, 1/2 tsp of salt is too much. They were a little too salty before adding syrup.They rose just fine, in fact, they were really thick and fluffy, but (probably since we used only about half the recommended milk) the recipe only made 2-3 pancakes. Not an epic fail, but surely not a family favorite. Does anyone test these recipes before posting?
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    • dewitchkidz
      31 AUG, 2018
      Just made for the first time using exact recipe ingedients amounts and coconut oil instead of butter or vegetable oil - they were beautiful, fluffy, tasty - perfect

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