Basic Pancake Recipe…on Monday

I get a lot of questions about my staple pancake recipe. If I wanted a large “normal” pancake, but in the blogging world what is a normal pancake? It isn’t a protein fused pancake with pumpkin or kale…just a normal carbohydrate rich pancake. I feel like you can add cocoa powder which seems typical for me but to someone without a blog would be like wtf?

I tend to eat normal pancakes quite often. Just a hint of sweetness, a bit of this and that to make them extra fluffy. Same with oatmeal…but don’t get me started on the amount of ways you can eat oatmeal. Or oats…or in a jar…

and yes this is one serving…

This makes pancakes for one person because I’m lonely and only need to cook for one person…duh.

2/3 cup flour (I’ve been using wheat, though buckwheat is really good too)
¼ cup sweetener (sugar or an equal cup for cup)
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ cup milk
1 egg
2 teaspoons oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. Mix all wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil, vanilla)
2. Add dry ingredients (flour, sweetener, baking powder (last)).
3. Mix and pour on griddle. Cook at 350 degrees.
I have added all the ingredients for a reason. The oil, the egg versus egg substitute, sweetener…ect. If you substitute for egg whites or skip the oil (you can do both and you’ll have decent pancakes) but you won’t have the best.
You asked for a normal people recipe and I gave it to you. A recipe your mom might have made as a child…the American Dream recipe…(I kid) I have plenty of healthier, interesting and unique flavorful recipes in the near future too. (Duh you can add fruit or chocolate in them and they will be delish).

Question for you:
1. Did your parents ever make pancakes as a child?
My mom did and we used fiber 1 pancake mix or bisquick. I quite enjoyed it.

2. What pancake/waffle ideas would you like to see on the blog?

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  1. Strangely, as a kid I wouldn’t touch pancakes, only waffles. Also, I would never eat maple syrup with them – always plain. I don’t know why! I was such a damn picky eater growing up.

    I love making pumpkin protein pancakes – so good and filling!!!!!

    I would love to see the different varieties of pancakes you enjoy! 🙂

  2. I just want to thank you for providing a recipe with normal ingredients I have in my college pantry…not flax/chia eggs, protein powder, gums, etc

  3. I’m pretty sure Pancakes should have their own part in the pyramid. I love Chocolate Covered Katie’s pancake recipes. MMM. 🙂 Not horrible and yet so tasty.

  4. I like the normal recipe too :). May as well start with an easy one and you can add things if you want, but basic is good!

  5. FINALLY someone who makes pancakes like a normal person!!! Real flour! Real serving size! I am sorry but 1/4 cup of flour DOES NOT cut it! You get like a half a pancake from that!!! THESE are real pancakes! 🙂

  6. I’m definitely a fan of just plain old pancakes. They taste SO much better than throwing a bunch of stuff in there. I feel like it ruins the pancake! I’m going home next weekend and I plan on making my dad whip me up some of those bad boys… Nothing like home cooking 🙂

  7. As always, thanks for keeping it feel with us normal folk. I like to see people who actually eat a meal..and a meal that doesn’t look like my cat’s hurling remnants.

  8. These look great! I’m horrible at making pancakes haha my Mom used to make blueberry pancakes every so often 🙂 I like the simple pancakes lol I feel so many people try to make protein pancakes or healthy pancakes… but come on, it’s a pancake lol some just seem too complicated

  9. I loveeee pancakes 🙂 I really like to use buckwheat! Yum

  10. Ahh.. A simple recipe without protein or veggies… This is rare in the blog world and I thank you for that. Schmee.

    Gotta love single serving recipes 🙂

  11. YES, finally a normal pancake – it’s a rare sight! My mom made them on Sundays sometimes as a kid, but she always made them from scratch (always a similar recipe, actually) and always plain, but with a wee bit of cinnamon 🙂

    By the way, I’m glad you enjoyed the Rawtella! It’s yummy, yay! 🙂 And Suncakes are *awesome,* so I’d say go for it. I’m so addicted 🙂 But the poppy is actually one of the plainer flavors – I like the chocolatey and/or fruity ones better! Then again, simplicity is nice at times. Anyway, if you decide to order some Suncakes, please do mention Living, Learning, Eating. They’re currently trying to figure out how people are finding them!

  12. Yay, a normal pancake! 😉

    My parents actually weren’t big pancake makers when I was growing up, but they (well, my mom) make a mean French toast!

  13. Pancakes are one of my top 3 foods! My mom makes the best! I still as an adult request her pancakes when I go home. Nobody can top hers! I love pancakes with melted pb on top.

  14. I love pancakes! I really want to try bisquick gluten free, because I freaking love that stuff. I thought about the difference between “blogger” food and “normal” food. The other day I got weird looks for eating granola and yogurt on my oatmeal. I was like come on people, it’s not THAT weird. And it’s delicious.

  15. Woohoo for normal pancakes! My parents used to make flapjacks as a “special treat” breakfast, like on Christmas or Easter mornings.

  16. I LOVE pancakse, especially my mom’s! I would have to say though that my all-time favorite “pancake” is actually a crepe. I drool just thinking about them…

  17. thanks for this one person pancake recipe! i’ve been looking for that for ages! finally i can make pancakes for myself as my husband is not obsessed with them like me.. 🙂

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