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Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy pancake recipe will help you whip up this weekend favorite in less than 30 minutes. You'll wonder why you never tried this before!Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious recipes delivered to your inbox.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2006
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • laurenpvt
    14 JAN, 2018
    As is this recipe is pretty good. It makes good tasting, super easy and quick pancakes. I don't give 5 stars, because they aren't very fluffy or voluminous. I've determined that doubling the salt to 1 teaspoon and adding a teaspoon of baking soda (in addition to the 2 teaspoons of baking powder) results in a much fluffier and more substantial pancake that is just as easy!
  • apresson2093868
    13 JAN, 2018
    Usually make pancakes with a mix, but we were out. Thought these should taste even better, but they were almost not edible. At least the recipe was easy.
  • walkerlisasmith
    24 DEC, 2017
    It needs to be doubled as it only made enough for 2 adults. Was the best I have ever made definitely a keeper !!
  • degering241
    23 DEC, 2017
    I haven’t made pancakes from scratch in YEARS! This recipe was fantastic. I added a smidge more sugar and some vanilla extract. DELICIOUS!!
  • lucmomo
    17 DEC, 2017
    Oh my goodness. My husband made this for us this morning and they were great! He added chopped apples, cinnamon and vanilla. They were fluffy and kept their shape. When reading reviews remember there are many different factors and any great recipe can turn out bad from user errors! If you follow this recipe your pancakes will be great. For the review that labeled these as bland? Flour, milk and eggs don't scream out "flavor" it is what you put on the pancake or the extra flavoring you add to the batter. This was a great recipe.
  • dscarpenter12
    3 DEC, 2017
    I'm so disappointed! I always read the reviews, but I didn't this time. Today is my 5 year old's birthday, and I made these pancakes hoping it would be a nice surprise. Pancakes are his favorite! Why didn't I use our standard recipe!!?? Ugh! These pancakes were so thin! Nothing like the picture indicates, and I followed the recipe exactly!
    • gtedgar28
      17 DEC, 2017
      Hi, just popping a suggestion and make pancakes quite a bit..i use cream, can be a little out of date, milk and sugar, Self raising flour and they come up quite thick

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