"This is really a great recipe! It is fast, simple and you usually have the ingredients on hand. I never use a mix! I got this from my sister years ago, and I have shared it many times."
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9 small pancakes




  • Beat egg until fluffy.
  • Add milk and melted margarine.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little butter on a paper towel.
  • The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which 'dance' around the pan.
  • Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with spoon.
  • When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is this recipe easy?
  2. Hi! can we add some whey protein powder into this recipe? and what is the best amount to add? thanks!
  3. How many carbs
  4. I have always added a tsp. or 2 of corn starch to my pancake batter. I see yours uses baking powder. I'm going to try both ways. Probably will get the same results. Can't wait 'til I have these. So simple and gets great reviews.
  5. May seem like a dumb question but To double do I just double the recipe?


  1. If u let the mix sit undisturbed for about 15-20 min, they will b real fluffy. A tip I got from a well known restaurant here. It does make a difference
  2. Thank you for this delicious, easy recipe. I have tried to do pancakes from scratch before and all the recipes had me separating eggs, whipping egg whites, folding, using buttermilk, etc.! Finally, I gave up and just bought mixes. When I made these tonight, my husband asked me never to buy boxed mixes again and my 4 kids all agreed (me too)! By the way, I doubled the recipe and it came out fine (made 16 - 4" hearty thick pancakes). I had to add a little extra milk, because the batter was too thick, but flour acts differently in different temperatures, so that was probably why. Thanks again!
  3. Ellen you have yourself a fantastic recipe here in that it's quick, simple and very delicious. My daughter loves pancakes and she wanted me to throw a handful of raspberries and chocolate chips in the batter and they were wonderful. I like the idea of being able to walk over to the pantry and pull some basic ingredients and wala! we have pancakes. Thanks again Ellen for the great recipe. I'm submitting a photo in gratitude.
  4. This recipe really is awesome and easy :-) Thanks Ellen. For NJG: I suppose everybody assumes you know how to make a pancake but your right some people don't. Basic instructions would be this: Start with a medium hot griddle or frying pan. Med hot means when you drop a few drops of water on griddle it should "dance" for a few seconds before evaporating. Take pan off from heat source and spray with Non-Stick Spray, put back on heat (a safety thing) pour or spoon about a half cup of batter on griddle (want smaller pancakes?...use less, want bigger pancakes? use more) If batter is thick just spread the top around to desired size and thickness with back of spoon. cook until top of pancake begins to look dry and flip. cook on second side until golden brown. That's it!! If this doesn't do it for you... have toast. :-)
  5. PERFECT PANCAKES!!!! Thanks Ellen for posting this great recipe from your sister. I never learned how to make pancakes from scratch and now I have. No more mixes for me. Fresh milk and fresh eggs along with pantry ingredients and pancakes can be on the table in no time flat. Adults and kids alike loved these. We made them twice and found the best batch was where we had beat the egg very well and had cooled the melted butter before adding. This is my go to recipe for regular pancakes. Enjoy! ChefDLH


  1. BEST PANCAKE RECIPE EVER!!! Only changes I made were to add cinnamon and a little vanilla and let the batter sit 10 minutes before pouring on the griddle. Very fluffy, like the best restaurant pancakes! DH and I (who are quite the pancake connoisieurs) agreed these are the best. Used 1/4 cup measure a little underfilled and got 8 cakes. The only way these could be better is if you used some buttermilk in place of the milk. Use all of the baking powder and let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes, you will have an airy piece of breakfast heaven. WILL NEVER USE A MIX AGAIN! THANK YOU!
  2. I like to add pumpkin/apple pie spice and cinnamon!
  3. Add bacon bits before you flip them.
  4. Added a little vanilla extract to the batter.
  5. I use buttermilk, then I always add a tsp. Of vanilla. They taste wonderful! Always flip your pancakes only one time!


I come from a very large family and love children. Mine are grown so I babysit neices, nephews, great neices and nephews and others. I love to cook for big family get togethers. Am just getting started with canning and have bought a pressure canner to do more then just tomatoes. I love trivia games. I love good movies. I love family get together.
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