Although the most frequently requested breakfast in our house is a batch of scones, the schedule of my mornings doesn’t allow for that on weekdays or busy weekends. However, I always have time to make homemade pancakes.
This pancake recipe is so simple you never will need to buy boxed pancake mix again. With only seven ingredients that are baking staples, they are quite simple to make. The pancakes have a delicious vanilla flavor, and the batter can be made thicker or thinner depending on your preference.
To make this breakfast more appealing to all eaters, add-ins can be incorporated after the batter has been poured onto your griddle. In our house, that means chocolate chips for the kids and blueberries or banana slices for my husband and me.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. Extra pancakes, once cooled, can be wrapped in foil and stored in the freezer for several weeks. A quick reheat in the microwave and breakfast is ready on another day!
- 1 egg
- 1 Tb. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tb. sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup skim milk
- Preheat griddle (if electric, 300° or if on stovetop, medium heat)
- Whisk egg in a large measuring cup or bowl with pouring spout.
- Add remaining ingredients, and whisk until combined. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter on heated griddle.
- When bubbles appear and bottom of pancake is golden brown, flip pancake.
- Cook until second side is golden brown.
- Serve immediately, with butter and syrup, if desired.