Basic Pancakes

When I got an apartment in college, my parents (specifically my mom) made sure I had a few cookbooks to get started. One of them was the Betty Crocker cookbook I referenced for these pancakes. She wrote an inscription wishing me a “Happy apartment and cooking!” which is still nice to see. I have so many bookmarks in this spiral book. Many of the bookmarks are recipes I’ve pulled from magazines, etc. Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best.

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K never stops with his pancake cravings. Normally I pull from my fancier cookbooks, but we were short on time (big sleeping-in day that Saturday morning) and big on hunger, so I decided to look for a simpler recipe. It turns out that these tasted just as good (if not better) than some other time-intensive recipes that require ingredients like sour cream that I don’t always have on hand. This is my new favorite pancake recipe!

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I also discovered that it wasn’t too hard to have two skillets going at once, which meant I could double my production and be done sooner. This whole thing was done within 30 minutes, and we had about 3-4 servings of pancakes.

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Directions for Basic Pancakes

From Betty Crocker’s Cookbook 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat your skillet(s) over medium heat with a bit of cooking spray on them. Meanwhile, with a mixer, beat the egg until it is fluffy (a couple minutes on medium speed).

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Then, stir in all of the remaining ingredients.

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Pour as many pancakes as you can fit at one time into the skillet(s), being careful not to crowd them. Once bubbles begin forming, use a spatula to take a peek.

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When the pancakes are browned, flip them to brown the other side.

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Remove from the pan and continue with remaining batter.

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Directions for Basic Pancakes (without pictures)

From Betty Crocker’s Cookbook 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat your skillet(s) over medium heat with a bit of cooking spray on them. Meanwhile, with a mixer, beat the egg until it is fluffy (a couple minutes on medium speed). Then, stir in all of the remaining ingredients.

Pour as many pancakes as you can fit at one time into the skillet(s), being careful not to crowd them. Once bubbles begin forming, use a spatula to take a peek. When the pancakes are browned, flip them to brown the other side. Remove from the pan and continue with remaining batter.

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