Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from King Arthur's All-Purpose Baking Book and my family's current favorite recipe. They have a spongy texture and soak in the syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for diner-style pancakes) or 14 cup instant malted milk powder (for diner-style pancakes)


  1. Beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla until light and foamy, about 3 minute at high speed of a mixer (I do this step in blender and mix the rest in bowl with a large whisk).
  2. Stir in butter or oil.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients together and gently, but quickly, mix into the egg and milk mixture.
  4. Let the batter relax while griddle is heating (or overnight in refrigerator) The batter will thicken upon resting.
  5. Grease and preheat griddle.
  6. The griddle is ready if a drop of water will skitter across the surface, evaporating immediately.
  7. Drop ¼ cupfuls of batter on the lightly greased griddle.
  8. Cook on one side until bubbles begin to form and break (this is the time to add anything like berries, chocolate chips, etc), then turn the pancakes and cook the other side until brown (turning only once).
Most Helpful

Nope. The excess vanilla made the batter brownish. The batter was extremely thin, so the pancakes were formed to the pan, not circular or shaped. Most importantly, there wasn't any fluff to them at all. Pretty gross and would never try again. I do acknowledge that I doubled the recipe, so definitely don't try that it you're going to try this recipe.

PeaceLis May 25, 2013

Very nice pancakes. I added a couple teaspoons of grated orange peel and fresh strawberries (goes great with Mimosas). Next time, I will omit the sugar because the outside of the pancakes were a bit more crisp than I prefer. Overall, they were wonderful pancakes. I will make this my standard recipe to use for Sunday morning breakfast.

MarinasDaddy September 20, 2009

Oh Camille, you and your creeper pictures... These pancakes were simply sublime. When I fall asleep to the sound of prerecorded waterfalls and hummingbirds, I dream of a utopia filled with these feisty, old-man flapjacks. When I get married, I hope to birth children as magnificently scrumptious and delectable as these crêpe descendants. Thanks be to God for the magnanimous being who invented such a wonder.

Bearnard Roosevelt June 02, 2009