Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes…not just for Breakfast anymore! At least a couple times a month we serve breakfast for dinner, and often serve a big brunch on Sunday mornings. With National Pancake Day next week, we thought it was a perfect time to share some delicious recipes for Pancakes!

Today we are sharing our recipe for Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes, they are light, fluffy and can be paired with just about any type of fruit, syrup or even fruit syrup like our Blueberry Syrup. It reminds me of the pancakes that my Mom made for us often, while growing up.

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Serve a delicious Fruit Salad along side of these Homemade Pancakes for a meal your family is sure to love!

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

During the busy school year, we often make up several batches of the Homemade Pancakes, and store the dry ingredients in sealed bags.

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Simply mix the dry ingredients and place in resealable bags, mark on the bag with a Sharpie the wet ingredients that need to be added. Then grab a bag of mix, add the wet ingredients and whip up some delicious Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes for breakfast…or even dinner!

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

After making Pancakes last weekend, Doug quickly decided that we needed to share the recipe. You see my chicken scratch on a piece of paper? It’s much easier to have it on the blog then on this little piece of paper.

These are so easy, the kids could even make you breakfast in bed!

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Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes Recipe
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Old Fashioned Pancakes...just like your Mom used to make. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Serves: 6 pancakes
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk {a little less or a little more is fine depending on the consistency you like}
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  1. In a large measuring cup, whisk together dry ingredients
  2. Add wet ingredients and mix well
  3. Heat griddle and spray with non-stick cooking spray
  4. Pour batter onto hot griddle
  5. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes, flip and cook other side
  6. Note: batter makes 1½ cups - use ¼ cup for each pancake, it will make 6 large pancakes

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Pancake recipe adapted from My Wooden Spoon


  1. I've been looking for quality recipes to replace the mixes that I purchase. This sounds perfect! Judy @ Contented at Home recently posted..Party PunchMy Profile
  2. I love this! Great post. I pinned it to my Recipes board on Pinterest. I like the idea of placing aside individual batches to make things quick and easy. Our family loves pancakes. Glad I stopped by from WFMW. LaVonne recently posted..Mistakes in Moving from Blogger to WordPressMy Profile
  3. Hi, this is great. I do make pancakes quite a bit, and this is such a great idea. Love it. great post. blessings, Debbie Debbie recently posted..Pallet turned Patio ShelfMy Profile
  4. This is a great idea, packaging the mix like this! Nothing like good old fashioned pancakes!
  5. What kind of oil?
  6. I made these the other day, and I really love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    • So glad you liked them Dee! Thanks for stopping by and letting us know! ~Liz
      • Hi, love this my grandson spends the night and in the morning his favorite is pancakes so i made them had some leftover so i froze them and the next weekend warmed them up tasted just like the first time so they freeze very well. Thx
  7. I'm wondering do you need to use Self Rising Flour? I just tried these with All Purpose and they do not look fluffy like yours in the picture.
  8. My son and i made these and added chocolate chips :) absolutely amazing recipe!! We will never buy Bisquick again :)
  9. This recipe is fantastic!!I made it for brunch with my girlfriends and they all loved them. These pancakes are so tasty, you will skip IHOP all together. Thank you for sharing!
  10. My 3year old son loves theses i used cinn sugar instead and i put sweet potato puree and some mixed berrys on top and he loved it!!!! theses are so good!!!
    • Hi Sarah, that sounds delicious to add the sweet potato and cinnamon sugar, what a great way to sneak in a veggie for a toddler! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz
    • Curious how much purée you used and it you changed anything else when you added as I would like to add canned pumpkin...
      • Hi Kelly, I'm not sure what puree you are talking about, sorry.
        • The person who posted above me said she put in sweet potato purée, I was curious how much and if it changed the flour amount needed because I would like to use pumpkin (same thing)
          • Thanks Kelly! I have not added pumpkin or sweet potato myself yet, but I think it would be great. Here is a recipe that might help >> http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2013/10/30/pumpkin-pancakes-recipe/
  11. These did not work for us. Maybe too much baking powder? I followed the recipe to a "t". I had to revert to my old recipe right after.
    • Hi Sheila, sorry you had trouble with the pancake recipe. I have made it hundreds and hundreds of times and never had trouble.
    • Piece of cake! Couldn't be easier and very fluffy! Flavour could use more work though;) I added...Apple, cinnamon, maple sugar & vanilla... All in all a good recipe!

  12. Made these added some nutmeg,omitted the oil was fab Ty for sharing
  13. ..what kind of milk? ..is it okey if I use the milk powder solution? ..thanks :-)
    • Hi there, you can certainly try the pancakes with milk powder solution. I don't think they will taste the same though. We use 2% milk, but you can also use skim, whole or buttermilk.
  14. Robin Selman says:
    I am a old southern girl and I miss good old fashion cooking. I came across this recipes and cant wait to try this for my family. Do you have any recipes?
  15. Helloi luv old fashion pancakes and i ran across ur recipe but i have all ingredients except one and thats tje baking powder do u absolutely neef to use it or can u use without????
    • Hi Lisa, the baking powder does matter. But I found this for you - http://bakerbettie.com/baking-101/baking-powder-and-baking-soda/
  16. I think these where amazing
  17. These pancakes are amazing!! I've made them many times for my family. I will never use the box stuff again! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I just had them this am and wish I still had more lol
  18. Made these this morning. So good!
  19. So easy turned out perfect way better then box. I used stone ground flour
  20. Made these for my family and they were a huge hit! Fluffy and delicious! I added some vanilla extract and topped with blueberries and strawberries!
  21. These were great! I added chocolate chips to them too and the family ate them up! Rori recently posted..Weekly Meal Plan: December 15thMy Profile

  22. I am just making it right now, mmm, it is delicious!

  23. Carina Vollmer says:
    Just made these for the kids this morning and they were super yummy and fluffy! I made a double batch and used 1 cup of white flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. I used lactose free milk as well. The kids and I loved them....such a great alternative to the box stuff.

  24. Kiddos wanted pancakes this morning and we discovered we'd hit the bottom of our box mix. So I decided to try from scratch and found this recipe. They were delicious! So much better than the box! We will be doing homemade from now on! One question though is that the batter ended up being very thick so I added additional milk. My kids were helping so I wonder if they didn't measure the flour out correctly or something but thought I'd check if it's supposed to be a thicker batter. My fear was that they wouldn't spread on the griddle and cook through properly had I not added more milk.

    • Hi Amanda, so glad you liked them. The batter is a bit thick, but adding milk to get the consistency you want is perfect. And I'm so excited the kids could help you! Happy Cooking! ~Liz
  25. Elizabeth A says:
    Needed a good, quick pancake recipe and this was delicious! Added cinnamon and used applesauce in place of the oil and they were FANTASTIC! So easy to make and they were nice and fluffy.

    • Hi Elizabeth, so glad you like the Pancake Recipe! Adding applesauce and cinnamon is a great idea! ~Liz
  26. After many failed pancake recipes, this one is perfect. The only change I make is 1 cup milk. Thank you so much!!!
  27. I woke up this morning craving pancakes, and came across this recipe on Pinterest. Just took my first bite and OH.MY.GOODNESS. So delicious!!!!!!!! This recipe was amazingly easy to follow and the outcome was out of this world! Bonus points that all the ingredients were already in my cupboard and I didn't have to leave my apartment on this gloomy day. Thanks!!!!!!

  28. I made these this morning, my whole family loved them. Thank your for sharing Liz:)
  29. Claire Carper says:
    FANTASTIC! Because I am a concocter I couldn't follow the provided recipe in a straight line.... ;) DOUBLED RECIPE W/ MY MODIFICATIONS: 3 whipped eggs (for extra fluff), subbed oil for approx. 2/3c apple sauce + 2tbl melted butter(lighter on calories) = mixed batter well leaving slightly clumpy, let rest while pan is heating up on low/med (used coconut oil instead of veg./olive in pan) RASPBERRY/MAPLE SAUCE (enough for four 8" cakes) I don't measure when cooking so all amounts are approx.): a little more than a cup of frozen/fresh raspberries/any berry, few dashes of lemon/lime juice (to balance the sweet), 1/3c. white sugar, a big 'ol blob of maple syrup (to taste), simmer all in sm. sauce pot until saucy. If too tart, add more sugar.
  30. Valerie says:
    I wanted to eat pancakes for breakfast, but my very picky 3 year old twins did not want them. Mom always has the last say in my house, so I made them. Perfect size for a 3 year old stomach. I made the boys pancakes first, by the time I was finished with my pancake they had inhaled theirs. Great recipe! Very easy and fast! I did increase the milk to 1 cup, but we use whole milk and prefer our pancakes not very fluffy. They tasted great! Will definitely be making them again.

  31. Why isn't the recipe showing up anymore? this recipe is my go to pancake recipe and I should remember it. Can you post it again. The blog post is still here, but not the recipe. Thanks! Hilary
  32. JennetteLynn says:
    I absolutely love this recipe! I doubled it for my family on the weekend and was asked for seconds! I resorted to using water in place of the milk for today's brunch and they were a little touchy when flipping but still came out perfect glad I didn't resort to another recipe.

  33. Thank you! No more buying pancake mix from trader joes. I made these this morning for my hubby and I. They came out delicious and so much better than store mix. So fluffy and soft and cooked all the way through. The only changes I made were I used rice milk and olive oil in the mix and to cook them. Also this recipe is the perfect amount for two people with leftovers :) TaSin recently posted..Wedding at Round Hill, Montego Bay JamaicaMy Profile

  34. 3 teaspoons of baking powder seems like a TON for just 1 cup of flower! Is that right??
  35. Wow. This is the best homemade pancake I've ever achieved. Light, lofty, really puts the cake in pancake, not too sweet, didn't taste like playdough. I grew up on box-mix pancakes and it doesn't really occur to me to make my own, even though they're pretty straight forward (yet, I always make crepes from scratch and never think that anyone would even use a mix... go figure?). Thanks for sharing, these will be a companion of many mornings I think.
  36. Thank you for creating this recipe! My sister has been diagnosed with celiac and so we are gluten free. She has been wanting pancakes for quite awhile and I've been on a search for a recipe. I came across yours and decided to try. I replaced the flour with Bob's Redmill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour. It worked so well. My sister said it was even better than the pancake mixes. She loved them. Definitely a keeper.
  37. Made these this morning and my 7 year old said "best pancakes ever!" They were very good. Will keep this as my staple pancake recipe. Thanks so much!
  38. How long does the batter last in the fridge?
    • If it's sealed well in an airtight container, it should be fine for about a week. Happy cooking! ~Liz
  39. I just made these but with chocolate milk instead and they turned out so good and fluffy. Yummy, will definitely be making these again

  40. Susan Harrison says:
    Yum, we loved these pancakes. Quick and easy to make and so light fluffy. We had them for dessert last night and now I'm making them for breakfast ?

  41. Lil Bond says:
    Ca i use soy milk in these recipes
  42. Hi there, I don't see why not. I have not tried Soy Milk because we don't drink eat, but as long as it works in other recipes, it will be fine in the pancakes. ~Liz


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