Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

This came from my Mom's 1940's version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. These are very fluffy unlike the pancakes you get from a box mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Combine egg, milk and salad oil; add to dry ingredients stirring just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for 4-inch pancakes, or use a Tablespoon for dollar-size pancakes.
  4. Makes about 12 dollar size or 8 4-inch pancakes.
Most Helpful

There are thousands of pancake receipes out there...stick with this one!

jane_9131243 September 08, 2012

I have made this about 3 times and has become our favorite!! They come out light and fluffy yet crispy on the outside. I heat the oventoaster and keep them in there since I only have one pan. The batter does seem thick but it was just fine without thinning it.

Lil'PG December 31, 2005

WOW! These turned out to be incredible! They had such a great taste and oh so light. I used sunflower oil as it was all I had and I did have to add more milk as the batter was a bit thick, but other than that, they were simply divine. This is defintely a keeper!

BluMing September 19, 2004