Pancakes (With No Baking Powder)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this in Yahoo Answers when I was looking for a pancake recipe that did not consist of baking powder.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. In separate bowl, beat eggs until light, add milk, vanilla extract, then gradually add to flour mixture.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add melted butter.
  5. Heat and grease griddle.
  6. Pour enough batter for 5" diameter cake.
  7. Cook until brown underneath then, turn and brown other side.
Most Helpful

Stuck in a bachelor cabin with all the ingredients for pancakes EXCEPT baking powder. ...was very happy to find this recipe. The pancakes turned out pretty tasty - they're a little heavier/denser than regular pancakes, but still good. Only recommendation would be to pay attention to the amount (2C milk + 2C flour + 2 eggs makes a lot of pancake batter for just 2 people). Thanks for posting!

TwoManyDogs September 22, 2013

I promised my kids pancakes this Saturday morning only to discover I had no trace of baking powder in my home. After a quick internet search, I decided to give this recipe a whirl. It did the job, however I had to make a few adjustments. 1.) 2 cups of milk is just too much for the amount of dry ingredients in this recipe, I would recommend cutting down to 1.5 cups. 2.) I added a bit more sugar to get the taste of the batter "right," just a half teaspoon more. Other than that, this is a solid classic pancake recipe for when you're in a pinch (or without a pinch of baking powder).

oliviatmanning December 06, 2014

Great recipe! Makes a lot of pancakes, so make sure you've got some way to store the remaining batter until you use it up! This recipe results in dense but fluffy at the same time pancakes. Delicious!!

Hallie H. August 19, 2016