240 Ratings
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  • 1 Rating Star 33
  • 4 Rating Star 33
  • 3 Rating Star 23
  • 2 Rating Star 13
  • 0 Rating Star 2

Whether you start with our classic pancake recipe or opt for the buckwheat or buttermilk variations, prepare to dig into one of the most delicious breakfast recipes ever. Just add fresh fruit and maple syrup, serve, and prepare for rave reviews!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture; set aside.

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  • In another medium mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, and cooking oil. Add egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just till moistened (batter should be lumpy).

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  • For standard-size pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. For dollar-size pancakes, pour about 1 tablespoon batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or till pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm. Makes 8 to 10 standard-size (4-inch) or 36 dollar-size (2-inch) pancakes (8 servings).

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Buckwheat Pancakes:

Prepare Pancakes as at left, except substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/ cup buckwheat flour for the all-purpose flour; substitute brown sugar for the sugar. Nutrition Facts per serving: 111 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)

Buttermilk Pancakes:

Prepare Pancakes as at left, except reduce baking powder to 1 teaspoon and add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to dry mixture; substitute buttermilk or sour milk for the milk. Add additional buttermilk to thin batter, if necessary. Nutrition Facts per serving: 111 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)

Nutrition Facts

114 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 29 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

08/26/2018
I posted a previous review based on the recipe from the cookbook, THIS IS NOT THE SAME RECIPE!!! The pancakes turn out flat and are not as flavorful. I gave my book to my son when he moved out for college , then assumed this was the same one, IT IS NOT!! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE FROM THE BOOK IT IS AMAZING. i HAVE BEEN A CATERER FOR 35 YEARS AND THE BOOK RECIPE IS MY GO TO; TO BAD I DIDNT HAVE IT MEMORIZED1111

Most helpful critical review

10/06/2016
I will have to amend the old recipe to this one. With less flour, would be a bit lighter. Ratios would be easier to amend.
240 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 136
  • 1 Rating Star 33
  • 4 Rating Star 33
  • 3 Rating Star 23
  • 2 Rating Star 13
  • 0 Rating Star 2
10/10/2017
I agree with ALR. These (especially the buttermilk version) are awesome pancakes and 1,000 times better than anything that comes from a box mix. That's all my mom ever made, and I never knew how delicious homemade pancakes were until I tried this recipe. Don't even need to try any other. Makes awesome waffles, too. Just make sure that you follow the directions to leave lumps in the batter and don't over mix. That may be why people are thinking theirs came out too runny? I don't know. I've never messed these up.
05/28/2018
I too received the Better Homes and Gardens recipe book when I was a young bride, and it was a mainstay in my kitchen; my go to book for everything. And these pancakes get raves everytime!
02/19/2017
I've been making this recipe since I was a middle school kid the 70s using my moms cookbook...I'm still making this recipe If it doesn't rise properly maybe the baking powder was old...if batter too thin, maybe ingredients not measured accurately Its always perfect, it always produces lovely, light perfect texture pancakes 5 ¿¿
08/26/2018
I posted a previous review based on the recipe from the cookbook, THIS IS NOT THE SAME RECIPE!!! The pancakes turn out flat and are not as flavorful. I gave my book to my son when he moved out for college , then assumed this was the same one, IT IS NOT!! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE FROM THE BOOK IT IS AMAZING. i HAVE BEEN A CATERER FOR 35 YEARS AND THE BOOK RECIPE IS MY GO TO; TO BAD I DIDNT HAVE IT MEMORIZED1111
04/30/2018
Husband bought me this cook book 28 years ago for my wedding. I've been Make ing these pancakes all these years. Raised my kids on these delicious, fluffy pancakes I add vanilla for cake like taste. Best pancakes ever. Near and dear to my heart. Thank you Better Homes and gardens for teaching me how to cook as a young bride so many years ago.
10/06/2016
I will have to amend the old recipe to this one. With less flour, would be a bit lighter. Ratios would be easier to amend.
11/13/2016
Batter turned out rather thin. Next time adding less milk. Didn't rise much.