When schedules are crunched and there’s hardly time to think, much less plan a meal, don’t forget about breakfast. For dinner, I mean. And let’s face it: EVERYBODY loves pancakes.
Oh wait – no pancake mix in the pantry? Worry not, pancakes are super-simple to make from scratch!
This recipe comes from allrecipes.com and uses staple ingredients, which I always have on hand. It takes minutes to mix together and just a few more minutes for cooking time.
The recipe says it serves four but let’s be honest … in my house it serves 2. Your results may vary. 😀
But the real question is, what do you put ON your pancakes? When I was a kid, I always used strawberry jam. As I grew older, I migrated to maple syrup. The real kind, of course. My dear carnivore never migrated. He still prefers his pancakes with jam (raspberry, in his case.)
So weigh in here: which do you prefer? Syrup or jam on your pancakes? Or maybe honey? Please provide your answer in the comments below.
Pancakes from Scratch
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- Cooking spray
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Whisk in melted butter, egg, and milk until combined. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour batter into the hot skillet, about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the sides and center of each pancake. Flip and cook until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes.