Breakfast for Dinner

Pancakes from scratch

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 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
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5 from 1 vote

Pancakes from Scratch

Make your own pancake batter in minutes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frugal, Kid Friendly, Plant Based, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg


3 thoughts on “Breakfast for Dinner

  1. 5 stars
    Mmm, breakfast for dinner is where it’s at! My mom used to make this a lot when I was younger. So good! I put syrup on my pancakes because I’m not a psychopath; not sure what this jam business is about, but I don’t like it! Glad to hear you use syrup, too, Sula! 🙂

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