Basic Pancakes


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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 16 pancakes (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
359 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 pancakes (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 359
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 926mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 9g
Calcium 454mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It doesn’t matter if you call them hotcakes or flapjacks; they are still pancakes to me. Make your family some homemade pancakes for breakfast today. You just need a few ingredients to wow your friends and family.


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted butter, or good quality vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients with wire whisk.

  3. In a small bowl, with an electric mixer, combine eggs, milk and oil.

  4. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Hand mix only until large lumps are gone.

  5. Heat the pancake griddle or large frying pan. Lightly grease the pan. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the pancake batter in the pan. It should form round circles of pancakes.

  6. Bake them in the frying pan until bubbles appear around the slightly brown edges.

  7. Flip the pancakes and cook them for a minute or so longer.

  8. Pancakes can be served with butter, syrup, and/or jam.


Recipe Variation

  • You can add blueberries or any other fruit to your pancakes. Just add 1 cup of fruit to this recipe. Mashed, ripe bananas are another good choice.