3 Delicious Pancake Recipes From Scratch
Due to the rigorous demands of modern life, 79 percent of parents and 54 percent of adolescents find it difficult to come together for a family meal. While it may not seem very important, family meals are actually vital in creating better relationships between all members of the family.
Although it can be challenging to get everyone together, you should make an effort to have a family meal at least a couple times a week. One of these should be Sunday brunch when there is the least amount of scheduling conflict possible.
To impress your family, here are three tasty pancake recipes you can whip up for them on the next lazy Sunday morning! Forget about premade pancake mixes; take it to another level by making pancakes from scratch.
1. The simple sancake (with a secret ingredient)
If you aren’t much of a cook, pancakes are perfect to make for your family. These fluffy delights are easy to make, plus you can add whatever you like to it to make it unique.
For this recipe, we will start off simple. You will need a foundation in pancake making, of course. This basic pancake is great to start off with, especially since it has a secret ingredient.
You will need 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of sour cream (this is the secret ingredient), 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt.
This recipe will make four pancakes. You will also want some butter on hand for greasing the pan. We recommend around 3 tablespoons. Oh, and you will want to have maple syrup on the table, of course!
Preheat your griddle or your stove so it is ready to go when your pancakes are.
Get out a large bowl and mix together the wet ingredients with a whisk. This includes the sour cream, which may have some lumps in it; this is ok.
When the wet ingredients are all mixed, add in the flour, salt and baking powder. You will want to stir it so everything is mixed together well, but not so much that you over mix it. It should have lots of lumps in it.
Now, melt your butter in your skillet until it is slightly brown and bubbling. Put around 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet when it is hot.
Each pancake should take less than 5 minutes to cook. You will know it is ready when there are bubbles on top and the bottom turns golden brown.
Serve them immediately and top them with syrup and extra butter if you wish.
2. Buttermilk pancakes
If you think having sour cream in your pancakes is weird, then perhaps you want to go a more traditional route with buttermilk pancakes. It can also be a safer choice if your kids are picky eaters and you are afraid they will reject the sour cream pancakes.
You will need 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup buttermilk (or milk if you don’t have buttermilk), 2 large eggs and 1/4 cup of butter.
These ingredients should make about 12 pancakes. If that is too much or too little for your family, you can always adjust the ratios to make more or less.
Preheat either your griddle or stove before you get started.
Get a large bowl out and your sifter. Put all the dry ingredients through it to get rid of any lumps.
Then, add the milk, eggs, and butter (melted). Whisk all the ingredients together to combine them, but don’t over mix.
Put 1/4 cup of the mix onto the griddle or skillet. Once they are done, serve them with syrup and butter.
3. Gluten-free pancakes
If someone in your family is allergic to gluten, this is a handy recipe to have. That way, no one has to sit out when it is brunch time.
You will need 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 1/4 cups of milk, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of butter.
This recipe makes 12 pancakes.
Preheat your griddle or skillet while you are preparing the pancakes.
Sift all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then, mix together the wet ingredients until it is smooth.
Put in 1/4 cup of your batter onto your griddle or skillet. They are ready when the pancakes are golden brown. Serve them warm with the melted butter and syrup.
If you want another homemade pancake recipe, The Kitchen Magpie has a great one that is easy to make!
Experiment with flavors
You have some basic pancake recipes now, so once you get comfortable with these, try adding some extra flavors. For example, you can slice up bananas and put them in, or you can make some sweet pancakes by tipping some chocolate chips in. Try a sprinkle of cinnamon or applesauce.
Whatever your favorite flavors are, adding a little bit it can help elevate the flavors. You can make it a family activity to test all sorts out.
Test out these pancake recipes
All three of these pancake recipes are delectable, so it may be hard to choose just one to serve your loved ones. So why not try all three of them out? It will certainly make for three fun mornings.
Plus, once you have tested all three pancake recipes, your family or significant other can take a vote on which one is the best. Or, you can put them on a rotation so you don’t get sick of just one. Whatever you choose, you are certain to start off your mornings right.