Get your morning started on the right foot with these pancakes, made with seven ingredients you probably already have on hand! If you love pancakes, be sure to check out my sourdough pancakes and Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes.
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
You can never have too many pancake recipes, and this is an old-fashioned recipe that uses common ingredients you probably have on hand. (That your grandma had on hand!) And, the batter is easy to mix together and get on the grill or skillet. The fun part is to top them with your favorite toppings. I will give you some topping ideas below.
Room Temperature Ingredients: It is important to use room temperature ingredients for the fluffiest pancakes.
Butter: After melting the butter and before you add it to the egg and milk, let it cool slightly. If you add the butter when it is too hot, it could cook the egg. I used unsalted butter, but you could also use salted butter.
Baking Powder: Check the date of your baking powder for freshness. Old baking powder will result in flat pancakes.
Yes, there is always butter and maple syrup that you could serve, and enjoy, with the pancakes. However, you could also spruce up the cakes with additional toppings. Try your favorite flavor of syrup (how about chocolate or caramel), fruit, honey, whipped cream, Nutella, chocolate chips, and nuts, just to get you started!
Can I Freeze Old Fashioned Pancakes?
Absolutely! Sometimes I double or triple a batch just to have some leftovers to freeze. To freeze, let the pancakes cool completely after they have been cooked. Then, place them on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This will keep them from sticking together.
After they are slightly frozen, put them in a labeled sealable freezer bag. Be sure to include a date; they will last up to 3 months.
When you are ready to enjoy the pancakes, just take as many as you need out of the freezer and microwave them for about a minute. Then, top them with your favorite toppings. Once you see how easy and tasty this is, you will definitely make extra pancakes next time!
Old Fashioned Pancakes
- 1 ½ cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups (306 g) whole milk, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- maple syrup, for topping
- Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. (Do not skip this step; you do not want lumpy pancakes.)
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until incorporated. (If the batter seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk.)
- Spray a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat, about 300°F.
- When hot, pour ⅓ cup of batter into the skillet. Spread the batter out more, if necessary, to about a 4-inch diameter.
- Working in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet or griddle, cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, or until the bubbles begin popping on top of the pancake and they are golden brown on the bottom.
- Gently, but quickly, flip over the pancakes. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the other side is also golden brown.
- Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining pancake batter.
- Serve warm, topped with maple syrup.
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