Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very simple pancake recipe using ingredients I always have on hand. This is my Mom's recipe; making and eating them always reminds me of Saturday mornings, cartoons, and childhood. These are not big fluffy pancakes, nor are they thin; they are somewhere in between. Serve with butter, syrup, and jam.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the egg and sugar.
  2. Whisk in vanilla and milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  4. Whisk dry ingredients into wet, leaving a few lumps.
  5. Do not overbeat.
  6. Preheat a skillet on med-low to medium.
  7. Butter the skillet and drop by large spoonfuls, spreading the batter out.
  8. When many bubbles appear (a minute or two), flip pancakes over.
  9. Cook for another minute or two.
  10. Lightly press in the center of a pancake; if it springs back, they are done.
  11. Between skillets of pancakes, wipe out the brown butter with a paper towel and re-butter, as this will help give you light pancakes.
Most Helpful

These tasted more like egg than cake - we thought the flour/milk to egg ratio was a bit off but we went ahead and made them exactly as stated The batter was very liquidy and the resulting pancakes did not have a very nice texture

Lady Foodologist April 17, 2010

This is the best tasting and easiest pancake recipe ever! I have made it many tines and am about to make some right now!

Tawana C. April 10, 2010