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Old-Fashioned Pancakes (Easy Recipe)

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Are you craving classic homemade pancakes? This recipe is just for you. In about 20 minutes, make pancakes that are soft and tasty.

Each serving has 158 calories, 6g fat, 22g carbs, and 5g protein. You’ll need flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, butter, and an egg.

Thanks to feedback, we changed the salt amount to suit more tastes. These pancakes are easy and delicious.

Ingredients List & How To Make It (Step by Step)

Starting to make cooking homemade pancakes means getting the right stuff. You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  1. Sift the dry parts in a big bowl: flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Then, create a little space in the middle.
  2. Beat together the milk, melted butter, and egg in another bowl. Empty the wet mix into the middle of the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix them softly until all is joined. A few lumps are fine.
  4. Heat up a griddle or frying pan. Drop a bit of batter on it to check the heat—it should sizzle a bit.
  5. Put about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake on the griddle. Wait for bubbles on top and the sides to look cooked, usually 2-3 minutes. Then, flip carefully.

Now, your pancakes are ready. Serve them how you like. Use butter and maple syrup, or try something new. This pancake preparation guide makes every breakfast fun.

Tips & Tricks

Making a great pancake means using some key tricks and tips. For those fluffy pancakes, don’t overmix the batter. It’s okay to have a few lumps. This keeps your pancake soft.

It’s also important to heat your griddle right. It should be hot enough to make a water droplet sizzle but not so hot it burns fast. This step is essential for perfect pancakes.

To flip your pancake, the timing matters a lot. Wait until you see bubbles all over the top and the edges are getting solid. Using a ¼ cup or a ladle helps keep them all the same size.

Make your pancakes special by adding fun things. Try vanilla or mini-chocolate chips in the batter. People love these additions. They say it turns plain pancakes into tasty ones.

  • Avoid overmixing to keep those pancakes tender.
  • Test the griddle heat with a water droplet.
  • Flip when bubbles form consistently.
  • Use a ¼ cup measure for uniform pancakes.
  • Personalize with vanilla extract or mini-chocolate chips.

“For light and airy pancakes, remember that lumps are your friends!”

Serving Suggestions

Make your pancake pairings even more special. Maple syrup and butter are great, but try other pancake topping ideas. Fresh fruits like berries, bananas, or apples bring a burst of flavor. You can also add nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or pecans for crunch.

Add more than pancakes to your meal. Enjoy them with bacon, sausages, or eggs. Or try a healthy twist with fresh fruit salad or Greek yogurt. These choices give your meal more taste and variety.

Do you like mixing sweet and savory? Then pancakes are perfect. Imagine them topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese, or eggs and avocado. At a brunch, let everyone make their pancakes special. This can include sauces, sprinkles, fruits, and more.

So, have fun with your pancake toppings. Try new pancake topping ideas for a great breakfast. It’s a tasty way to start the day.

How to Store

Storing pancakes to keep them tasty is easy with the right steps. After cooking, let them cool. Then, you can put them in an airtight container. This way, your pancakes will be good for a week in the fridge. Just put on syrup right before you eat them to keep them soft.

Have some batter left? Keep it in the fridge in a sealed container for two days. This keeps the batter good for making more pancakes. Without losing its quality.

To freeze pancakes, first cool them. Then, lay them on a tray in one layer to freeze solid. After that, put them in a bag or container. To eat them, bake at 350 degrees to keep them fluffy.

Freezing the batter is an option too. Put it in freezer bags, wrap in foil, and freeze. It can stay in the freezer for a month. When ready to cook, thaw in the fridge. This keeps the batter fresh and easy to use.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.