Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes Recipe – Basics

We are breakfast eaters around here so I can’t really afford to buy premade stuff like those bags full of pancakes or boxes of waffles.  It’s much cheaper to make my own from scratch and I have to say, much better tasting in my opinion.  They are very simple to make and even had my toddler help throw some powdered sugar on top for fun!  We eat pancakes with scrambled eggs and bacon.  YUM!  If pancakes aren’t your thing, try a traditional breakfast, bacon brunch bites or country fried sandwich.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup milk ( I usually add a bit more to my desired consistency)
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix your dry ingredients together, then add in your wet ingredients.  Mix until smooth and to desired consistency. I pour into a measuring cup I have with a pour spout but you can use whatever.  Pour out onto semi-hot griddle; not too hot or the middle of your pancakes won’t cook through.  I use my tortilla griddle.  When it’s bubbled up on one side, flip!  Serve with your favorite syrup, fruit or sugar!

HINT: For more flavor, add a bit of vanilla!









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  1. Terri S says

    I love pancakes but I don’t have good luck with making them. These look delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing.