Everyday Pancakes

As a homeschooling family, we have the luxury of laid back mornings and big breakfasts. One of the kids favorite breakfast treats is pancakes. I call this recipe Everyday Pancakes because they ask for these babies everyday!! We love sitting around the counter on school mornings eating our pancakes and listening to Adventures in Odyssey! final flapjacks

 This recipe originally came from the Joy of Cooking, but I have made a few alterations to fit our families tastes! Start with the dry ingredients. 1-1/2 cups flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 

pancake dry ingredients

 In a separate bowl, whisk together 1-1/2 cups milk and 2 eggs. I usually add a drop of maple syrup to the batter or sometimes I add vanilla extract- about a 1/2 teaspoon will do the trick! 

wet ingredients and Luke

 Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk together until combined. Don’t overmix… a few lumps are ok…

pour wet into try

 Melt 4 tablespoons of butter. I like to add it to the batter at the very end. Just mix in gently. The batter will have a velvety texture! Love!!

add butter

I like to use this big electric skillet so I can cook 2-3 big pancakes at a time. If I don’t want to haul this thing out, I like to use the grill pan we keep on the stove top. I heat my skillet to 325 degrees or so. If you are not using an electric skillet- turn your oven to medium heat. Preheating is a must. Start preheating while you are gathering your ingredients. The secret to that nice color on your pancakes is a preheated skillet!

giant electric skillet

I like to let my batter rest for 2-3 minutes until you see nice bubbles forming.

bubbly batter

I use a soup ladle for my pancakes. This yields large pancakes!! Just the way the kiddos like it!

ladle batter

Look at that big beautiful  pancake!! Cook until you see the bubbles!! Then flip! It’s all about those bubbles!

ready to flip

Ohhhh! so pretty! Cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes….

beautiful pancake

I like to serve these yummies with pure maple syrup or honey! Glitter Girl likes them with butter only! 

maple syrup

Mama likes them rolled up so it’s easier to eat on- the- go!!  Stick a piece of sausage inside for a super special treat!

rolled cakes

A little trick for cutting all those pancakes in bite-sized pieces….a pizza cutter! the kids can even do it themselves. Bonus!

pizza cutter for pancakes

My little man likes to get up early and help me cook his favorite meal!

luke and momma foodies

Buttering each pancakes doesn’t always happen. They have such a nice taste, that they don’t always need it. But, a pat on the top is always a nice touch! 

final flapjacks

We love to make these pancakes at least once a week. The above picture is from a double batch. A regular batch will last in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for 3 months!   Add-ins are always fun!! I believe that you should put your add-ins on your batter individually once the pancake is in the skillet,  before  the bubbles form- this way each cake gets the same amount of add-in and they all don’t fall to the bottom of the batter. But, do as your heart desires. Use about 1/2 cup of add-in of your liking.  There are of course, lots of  add-ins choices but my kids don’t see the need to try anything but chocolate chips.  My favorite- pecans or blueberries or banana or cinnamon apples!! Yum!

I hope you enjoy these fluffy flavorful pancakes and come back for more!

 

 

rton

Everyday Pancakes
Serves 4
A delicious, fluffy, scratch made pancakes that are easy enough to make everyday!
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Ingredients
  1. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3 tbsp sugar
  3. 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1-1/2 cups milk
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 4 tbsp butter, melted
  8. 1/2 tsp maple syrup or vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat electric skillet to 325 degrees or medium heat. Combine dry ingredients: Flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. In a smaller bowl combine milk, eggs and maple syrup or vanilla, if desired. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir until combined. Add melted butter. Allow mixture to sit for 2 minutes or so until little bubbles begin to form. Ladle desired amount onto preheated skillet and cook until small bubbles form. Flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes. Remove from skillet. Butter if desired. Serve with maple syrup or honey.
Adapted from The Joy of Cooking
Adapted from The Joy of Cooking
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