My kids love pancakes for breakfast! I have to say; their syrupy sweetness also goes pretty good with my morning cup of black coffee! So, I thought I would share my super easy recipe for fluffy pancakes.
The great thing about this recipe, is that you can just put all ingredients in one bowl and stir! I use a whisk and beat it good, till it is well mixed. You can also use an electric mixer – or even a blender. But the fastest way is just to whisk it good. It is ok if there are a few lumps in the batter. When you fry the pancakes the lumps will disappear. The batter is pretty runny, so you can add less milk for a thicker batter – which will also make slightly thicker pancakes.
You can use any skillet – but for our large family, I like to use my electric skillet. I can fry 4 at a time, which really speeds things up. Sometimes I make the pancakes a bit smaller, and fry 6 at a time. My Presto® electric skillet was a wedding gift – 17 years ago!! I didn’t use it much the first 7 years, but for the past 10 years I have used it quite a lot. I can also throw an egg on there with the pancakes, or some sausages…
It is non-stick, which makes cleanup a breeze. I usually think nonstick will get scratched too easily, but this skillet has lasted a long time. The spatula pictured is steel – probably not the best choice! But I am careful, and so far it has been fine.
We like syrup on our pancakes – but honey, maple syrup, or fruit is also delicious! Right now the days are getting colder, and somehow pancakes seem like the thing to make for the kiddos! They like peanut butter on theirs – which I encourage for the protein.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Place all ingredients in bowl.
- Mix will with whisk or electric mixer.
- Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to pour onto hot griddle or frying pan.
- Fry till there are bubbles all over pancake - about 1-2 minutes.
- Flip to other side and fry for another 1 minute or till golden brown on bottom.
- Stack on a plate and cover with towel to keep warm.
- Spread with butter and drizzle with syrup.