I love breakfast foods. I always have. Grits, sausage, eggs, omelettes, bacon, biscuits….ahhh. Bring it on! Something else I have always loved are pancakes! No, not healthy pancakes that are made of applesauce or bananas. Bring on the flour & butter, baby! My kids also frequently request pancakes, so we try to mix it up a little and add a dash of fun.
I used to always make pancakes using the pre-made mix. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking. Luckily, I was guided to the light. My in-laws have an old Joy of Cooking cookbook with a pancake recipe inside. Naturally, I wanted to lean more toward the simple “add water” mix, but I gave it a try. The recipe was simple and the result was sooo much better. Pre-made mix may be more convenient, but it isn’t worth the lack of fluff and pop of homemade-taste. This recipe is perfect, and easy to tweak to personal likes, if needed. They taste so great, we don’t even use syrup with them!
Fluffy pancakes that are to yummy to pass up!
Credit: Joy of Cooking (with some minor changes I made)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 3/4 tsp double-acting baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- Sift the flour. Afterwards, sift flour again with salt, sugar, and double-acting baking powder.
- Put milk in a separate container. Separate yolk and egg whites. Add yolk to milk, and egg whites to a separate bowl. Mix yolk well with milk. Add to flour mix and stir thoroughly.
- Mix in melted butter.
- Whip egg whites last! After whipping well, add to mixture and stir well.
- Cook atop a non-stick griddle or pan. If you wish, add in some fresh berries or chocolate chips. Enjoy!