Since I've already mentioned how picky I am about my french toast, it shouldn't surprise you that I'm picky about my pancakes, too. The thing is...I grew up on Bisquick, and I loved it. I know...hang with me and keep reading because I know that's blaspheme to some. I loved it so much that I never ordered pancakes at restaurants because I knew I wouldn't like them.

However, a few years ago I noticed that Bisquick started to taste funny so I decided it was time to try a homemade recipe. I tried a lot of recipes, and it was hard to find one that tasted like Bisquick but better. I don't want vanilla in my pancakes, and for the longest time I didn't like maple syrup. I needed a pancake that would stand on its own without needing to be masked by other flavors. After many tries, I finally found the perfect recipe. It creates fluffy, thick pancakes with great flavor. These are great for any add-ins you want to include, like blueberries, but they're great with just a touch of butter, too. 

Perfect Pancake Recipe
Yield: About 12 pancakes
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled

In a large bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Whisk in the egg, milk, and cooled melted butter until just combined. 

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Drop 1/4 cups of the batter on the griddle and let cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear on the top of the pancakes and the underside is golden brown. Flip the pancakes and let them cook for 1-2 minutes longer until golden brown.

Serve immediately or let them rest on a wire rack so they remain crisp.

Source: I think I got this from Allrecipes awhile ago but can't find it now. If it's your recipe, please let me know!


08/08/2012 6:01am

Great recipe, and I have all the ingredients on hand - that's breakfast!

08/08/2012 8:36am

This is a really nice recipe my son loves French Toast he calls it Eggy bread. Pop on over for my giveaway :)

08/08/2012 9:48am

My pancakes never turn out that beautiful! Yummmm!

08/08/2012 10:42am

They do look perfect. I made quick pancakes from Costco mix this morning, but I am marking this :)

08/08/2012 11:37am

There is nothing better than a perfect stack of pancakes!

08/09/2012 3:12pm

Your pancakes look beautiful and delicious!

12/08/2012 3:08am

I made the recipe using buttermilk and don't know why but after each bite I would get a salty taste in my mouth, thought I was crazy until my hubby said the same. What did go wrong?

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12/10/2012 7:59am

I've never tried it with buttermilk, so I can't really answer. The tang of the buttermilk could have reacted with something to make it seem more salty or maybe you guys are more sensitive to salt...I would either use regular milk as the recipe indicates or cut down on the salt.

05/06/2013 5:15am

Just came back to say I did it as its written and it turned out amazing, thanks a lot for the recipe! I am always making these whenever we crave pancake!

08/01/2013 6:25pm

The best pancake recipe I have found! My kids loved them! Thanks!


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