Resolutions and Recipes: Basic Pancakes

22 Jan
Basic Pancakes

It's good to have a variety of different syrups on hand for pancakes. We often have maple, blueberry, strawberry or boysenberry.

Last weekend I posted my recipe for Hot Blueberry Compote, and I showed it over homemade waffles. However, it’s also delicious over pancakes. We always make our pancakes from scratch and the recipe is super easy. You can put anything in them or on top of them and we vary them with toppings and fillings such as: blueberries, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips (of course) and craisins. My absolute favorite combination is a “pancake sandwich” of two banana pancakes stacked with a chocolate chip pancake in between them. Butter, syrup…mmmmm…..

Here is our recipe for Basic Pancakes, which uses very basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand. As usual it’s the recipe I grew up with. We keep it taped into the front cover of our recipe tin so that all we have to do is lift the cover, and there it is (Don’s idea.)



2 eggs

2 cups Buttermilk (2 TBL white vinegar and enough milk to make 2 c.)

1/4 c. canola oil (or vegetable oil)

2 cups flour

2 TBL sugar or honey

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt


Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Pour onto hot frying pan or griddle.  Add desired fillings and/or toppings.

2 Responses to “Resolutions and Recipes: Basic Pancakes”

  1. Karen January 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Love these pancakes. This recipe is exactly the same as mine except you use lemon juice instead of vinegar and it also has optional 1 tsp of vanilla. I don’t know anyone else who makes them from scratch. They are super easy and a lot less expensive. And if anyone is wondering it does work with gluten free flour blend.

  2. Sue Meyerson January 23, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Thank you sooo much! We just made a bunch of pancakes this am, and I used Bisquick..but I wished I had a basic recipe…I make a bunch on the weekends, and then put them in Ziploc bags of 3-4 (2 for Jacob and 1 or 2 for Daniel) and put them in the freezer. Then, during the week, I just take out a bag and heat them in the microwave..same for French easy! And I usually add cinnamon and vanilla to the batter (plus choc chips of course!)

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