I have been having a craving for pancakes for a while now and this morning seemed like as good a day as any to make some.
The recipe is a simple tried and true one that my parents have used since as long as I can remember.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
Combine all of these things in a big bowl. Cook them on a hot griddle or non-stick skillet (frying pan).
If you aren’t familiar with how to make pancakes at all:
Flip them after you start seeing some bubbles on top. You can lift it up a bit to check to see how brown they are getting on the bottom. You’re looking for a golden brown color. Try not to flip them around too much or they are not going to cook right. Also, make sure that you don’t have the temperature too high on your griddle or stove because otherwise they are going to get very dark brown on the outside very quickly and not cooked in the middle.
As the pancakes come off the heat stick them in piles on one plate. I like to put a little bit of butter in the center of each one. There is no reason why. It’s just how my family has always done it.
Try adding a dash of cinnamon.
You can add nearly everything to pancakes. Some of my favorite are a whole banana with some cinnamon and blueberries. Chocolate chips also work and adding a can of sweet corn also makes for some interesting pancakes.
(More tips below.)
~15 grams baking powder
~3 grams salt
Combine all of these things in a big bowl. Cook them on a hot griddle or non-stick skilled (frying pan).
In case you aren’t familiar with the [~] symbol it just stands for approximately.
I also usually leave the salt out of the recipe. I don’t like adding salt if I don’t have to.
I almost always replace the oil with applesauce if I have applesauce available. I think it does make the pancake a little bit tougher though (more difficult to cut).