Hot Eats and Cool Reads: From Scratch Pancakes Recipe

Jan 24, 2014

From Scratch Pancakes Recipe

Not sure about you, but breakfast is my absolute favorite meal! My daughter is a HUGE pancake fan and when she was recovering from the flu last weekend, she had one request. Could I make pancakes for her?

Since we were stuck in the house with no pancake mix, I had to find a recipe to make some pancakes from scratch for her! This recipe came from a cookbook that's been on my bookshelf for awhile. There are SO many great recipes in it. It's called Always on Sunday by Eleanor Ostman. It's a local, Minnesota cookbook with recipes from all over the place! LOVE!

This recipe is just as easy to prepare as the boxed stuff and even better... you know what ingredients are in it! Better for you and cheaper too! It's a win-win all around!! I can't wait to make these again and try adding in some other ingredients! Maybe keep an eye out for some future pancake posts! 


From Scratch Pancakes

by Sheena

Ingredients (12 small pancakes)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
In a bowl, combine milk, oil and egg. Beat well. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture. Mix until the batter is smooth.
Grease a frying pan or griddle and cook the pancakes over medium heat until browned on each side.
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  1. I love recipes I can go straight to my kitchen and make up. That's what I'm doing now. Pancakes for breakfast today. Thanks..


  2. These look so easy, Sheena, and like you said, it's nice to know what's in them! I'm pinning this one to try next time I make pancakes. Thanks!

  3. Isn't it amazing how easy pancakes from scratch are? I think most people have a notion that they're so complex! Pinning.

  4. Homemade pancakes are THEE BEST!! I usually make them the night before so I don't have to cook while I'm half asleep ;)

  5. Your pancakes look so fluffy and perfect! :) I am more of a french toast person, but I will definitely be trying this recipe next time a pancake craving hits!

    1. I'm a french toast person too! My daughter is the pancake lover! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  6. Visiting from CNN, pinned :) Love these!

  7. Pancakes from scratch are always the best!

  8. We've been making these for years and they are fabulous. Two hints - you can replace half or all the oil with applesauce [healthier] and using self rising flour in place of all purpose makes the as fluffy as IHOP [or my grandma's] which is what I judge all pancakes against. Additionally you can halve the white flour [AP or SR] with wheat - hardly changes the tastes and even healthier.

  9. The 2 tablespoons of baking powder are too much. 2 teaspoons would be better....


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