Kids Can Cook Pancakes

Siblings eating pancakes
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Ratings (63)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: (serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
130 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: (serves 8)
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 232mg 18%
*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.)

This pancake recipe is fairly kid-friendly. Except for the hot griddle. Kids can mix the ingredients together and the adult(s) will have to oversee the use of the griddle and give some instruction on pancake flipping. Otherwise, this is a great recipe to get your kids involved with for preparing breakfast. Who knows, maybe it'll be a new interest that they'll take up and look forward to doing with you!


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons butter (melted)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients -- flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Hollow out a place in the center of the dry ingredients.

  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe container (Set at low power for 20 seconds. It's OK if it's not completely melted.) Pour butter, milk, egg, and vanilla in center of dry ingredients.

  4. Using an electric mixer, with adult supervision, mix on low until all ingredients are well mixed. Use a spoon to scrape flour from the side of the bowl.

  5. Spray griddle with cooking spray. Preheat electric griddle to 300 F. For a stove top griddle use medium-high heat. (For kids who are just learning to flip pancakes a griddle is recommended over a frying pan.)

  6. Fill a ladle half full with batter and slowly pour on griddle. Repeat, leaving plenty of space between pancakes for easy flipping.

  7. When pancakes are filled with small bubbles, gently slide a spatula under the pancake and flip.

  8. Cook for another 30 to 45 seconds and use spatula to lift off the griddle.

  9. Serve with your choice of whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, chocolate sauce, and/or maple syrup and enjoy!

Important! While these "Kids Can Cook" recipes are written with kids in mind, they are not necessarily meant for kids to make without adult help. Kids' ages and level of cooking knowledge will affect how much help they need in the kitchen. So kids, always ask your parents before cooking anything!