Best Pancakes

The Best Pancakes you have ever tasted

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My kids are Pancake lovers and Connoisseurs.  Especially Sam.  He Loves pancakes.  He’s a breakfast kind of kid and any chance he can get, he will suck down pancakes.  My Mom and I have this friendly little game of asking the kids “who makes better pancakes?”  They like to play both sides.  In all honesty, She normally wins because I make so many different kinds of pancakes to try.  Buckwheat.  Cinnamon Pecan.  Gluten Free.  Whole Wheat.  Blueberry.  The list goes on.  Some have been hits while others have been misses with them.  Best Pancakes

This morning I yelled up to Sam to see if he wanted Pancakes for Breakfast.  Inevitably he yells back “What Kind?” which means – if they are anything other than ‘normal’ basic pancakes then No thanks!  He was so excited to hear that his wish was going to be granted.

He also asked if he could make them with me.  2nd wish granted.

Best Pancakes Recipe


  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour (you can really use any but today I used white all purpose)
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 TBL Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 TBL Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 TBL Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk (I used Almond)
  • 1 TBL Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TBL Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk together
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When you have a nice bubbly and thick batter like this, you are ready to start cooking.
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If you want your pancakes thinner then just add a bit more milk until you get the consistency you desire.  If you put too much milk in they become very thin.

I use butter to cook my pancakes instead of oil like many other recipes.  This way, we don’t have to put butter on top of them too when we load them on our plates.

Heat your frying pan or griddle to a medium low.  I like to use #4 on my stove.

I cook 4 at a time and use maybe a small glop of batter, less than 1/4 cup each, and then quickly spread it around the pan.  you don’t want huge thick glops because it will take forever to cook the center.  They should look like these.
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Next, when you an see that the bottom is a golden brown and the tops are bubbling with air pockets, it’s time to flip them. They should look like this.
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As I cook them I like to put them in a dish in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm until we are ready to eat.

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This is how many I made from this recipe except that Sam stole 5 before I was done so…pretend there are 5 more on this dish.
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