The other day I was craving some pancakes but had no mix so I figured I would make my own.

AllRecipes has become a favorite spot to grab instructions and luckily I had all the ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TB white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 TB melted butter

So flipping bomb and easy to make.

Simple tricks if this is the first time making your own batter.

  • You should mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another
  • also beating the egg so it mixes evenly
  • pour your wet into the dry. Make sure to really scoop at the bottom so all the batter gets wet.
  • Your pan should be at medium heat
  • throw a bit of butter in there so you can see when it is time to pour. When it's fully melted and starting to bubble
  • The butter will give your pancake this amazing crispy crunch and you don't have to put a ton in, just enough to coat the pan, even if it's a non-stick pan, it's worth it!
  • Flip your pancake once you see the air bubbles pop, loads of little popped marks signal it's time
  • Then you only need to leave it cooking in the pan for about another 30 seconds to a minute. You don't want that sucker burning.

Finish off with your favorite toppings like the traditional butter and syrup or go crazy with it. I have made them with chocolate chips or even bacon! A super fun meal to have the kids help if you down for a bit of a mess.

You can store left-over batter for up to four days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

This morning I had some fancy Bob's Red Mill Flour, specific for cakes, biscuits and you guessed it, pancakes so I figured I would test the below recipe on my hubs and see which version he liked better. If you are gluten-free this is the type of flour you would probably be using anyway.

Bob's Red Mill Pancake Recipe

  • 1 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 - 1 cup (I bet you'll need one cup) milk
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil (I used butter)

And the winner in our house is ..... Homemade Bob's Red Mill Pancakes! A little more dense but fluffy at the same time. Plus I saved the left-overs in a cleaned out ketchup bottle so tomorrow or the next day I could make some fun letters or characters with my batter, I mean are you really living if you aren't trying to make a pancake Yoda or at the very least a snake or heart, right?