Simple Pancakes

This has to be my most requested recipe. These are easy, made-from-scratch pancakes that come out light and fluffy. There are so many ways you can change it up, too.



1 cup dry measure
1 cup wet measure
1/2 teaspoon
Mixing bowl
Rubber spatula
Metal spatula
Cooking spray


1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg (or 1 of those little cups of applesauce)

Vegan version: use almond milk and applesauce



In the mixing bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients (the dry ones). In the wet measuring cup, combine the milk and egg or applesauce.

Get your skillet on the stove just below medium heat.

Make a dent in the dry then slowly pour in the wet as you stir. Don’t stir a tin, just get the dry stuff wet. Small lumps are ok. If you stir too much, you risk getting tough, unfluffy pancakes.


Spray a light layer of cooking spray in your heated skillet and make a couple puddles of batter, about the size of your spatula. Let them cook until you see wee bubbles appear. Gently lift and flip your pancakes.





Angel Baby inhaled 3 pancakes, 1 fried egg, 2 strawberries, and some cantaloupe before I even sat down. She wouldn't touch the bananas covered in syrup, though.


Beyond being able to use different types of milk and applesauce instead of an egg, this recipe can handle add-ins like nobody’s business.

Chocolate chips!
Any kind of berry, really
Most fruits, I’d say
Cinnamon and cooked apples
Use chocolate milk instead of regular and bananas with chocolate chips if you really want to pretend this is dessert and not breakfast.


I know a lot of recipes include how long it takes to prep and cook the food. Since I don’t know how my stove’s heat compares to yours, and you may not have to stop everything to breastfeed like I did, or you may have remembered to get the toddler her juice before you got started, I’m not sure what the exact times are.


That's as genuine of a smile as you're going to get befits I've had my breakfast.

Ok, I checked the time-stamps of the photos I took. From the photo of my ingredients gathered and mixed to the one of my plate was 14 minutes. But I breastfed in there. So, yeah, quick and easy pancakes.

Maybe 8 minutes, tops.

Time it and let me know in the comments below how long they take.


Print this for your kitchen!

*The flour is organic, the eggs are from humanely- and locally-raised chickens, and the milk is sweetened almond milk. If we use applesauce, it’s organic and from the big jars so that measures to 1/4 cup.


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