One of my favorite childhood memories is making pancakes with my dad every weekend. I, for my part, am a total pancake fiend. My dad was just my willing accomplice. He was pretty enthusiastic about it too, which made it all the more fun. He even had his secret, crowd-pleasing technique for when I had slumber parties: Minnie Mouse pancakes! Complete with bows and a polka dot dress.
I to this day still don’t understand exactly how he pulled off his Minnie magic, but his recipe for the batter is right here! It’s the best. Like all the recipes I put up here for you guys, I have pretty strict criteria: it has to be easy, reasonably fast, and totally delicious. This recipe is all those things and then some.
Whip up some of these pancakes for yourself, the kids, your partner or that particularly stellar one-night-stand. You’ll have everybody clapping!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 heaping tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- In a big bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
- Little by little, mix in the milk, egg and melted butter.
- Combine until smooth.
- Place a pan over medium heat on the stove and oil lightly.
- Scoop batter onto the griddle, about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
- Let cook until small bubbles begin to form.
- Flip and cook on the other side.
- Serve hot with butter and maple syrup!
Pro Tips And Substitutions
- Add 1/4 cup of yogurt (blueberry and strawberry flavors are my favorites) and decrease milk to about 1 cup.
- Add 1/4 cup fresh blueberries to the batter for a yummy blueberry pancake treat.
- Cover finished pancakes in fruit pie filling (blueberry, apple, etc.) and whipped cream for decadent dessert pancakes.
- Depending on where you are (and at what altitude), you may want to add a little more or less milk.