Great-Grandmother's Pancake/Waffle Batter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Handed down in my family for generations. It's meant to be refrigerated overnight. However, if you must have your pancakes *now*, measure the baking powder in slightly rounded teaspoons instead of leveled off. Let the batter sit on the counter at room temp until it starts bubbling, to be sure that the necessary chemical reaction is taking place. It's very easy to 'draw' simple shapes as you pour the batter. Children adore hearts, stars, their initials, etc. Addendum 4/21/09: I will tell you quite honestly that I've been rather shocked by the recent spate of negative reviews. Frankly, I'm lost. All I can figure out is that those who hated them must have been eating them plain. And in that case, I can understand why they disliked them. These pancakes are meant to be smothered in butter and saturated with syrup. Should you choose to eat them 'naked', all bets are off. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix dry ingredients well.
  2. Add wet ingredients one at a time, in order listed, stirring well after each addition.
  3. Mixture will probably still be a little lumpy-- as long as flour is fully incorporated, this is not a problem.
  4. Cover batter and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat ungreased electric skillet or griddle to 400 degrees.
  6. Spoon pancake batter into skillet.
  7. (We like them'silver dollar' size-- about 2 tablespoons of batter).
  8. Cook until bubbles on the top disappear and bottom is nicely-browned and can be lifted easily with a spatula (approximately 3 minutes).
  9. Flip, and cook on other side until done.
  10. The batter is also wonderful for waffles-- just follow manufacturer's instructions regarding the setting to use, the volume your waffle iron will hold, etc.
  11. Serve hot, with butter and syrup (or sugar, or powdered sugar, or molasses, or sorghum, or fruit or whatever turns your tastebuds on).


Most Helpful

I honestly dont see how you think this is way to salty with only a tsp of it in the recipie. I think you are abit sensitive about this. I made the recipie with a group of friends, and WE, as group felt it was great? Sorry but WE all saw no problem with the amount of salt. Jimmbob...

Jimmbob1 May 14, 2010

Great recipe for deep frying! Just make it a little less runny and will be great.

Ms. DMAC February 16, 2010

Extremely salty waffles, I see why they would need to be smothered in butter and syrup. I thought the negative reviews had done something wrong in the recipe, I was wrong.

Grimm's Restaurant Tales July 30, 2009

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