What is better on a lazy Sunday morning than a stack of piping hot pancakes dripping with butter and your best maple syrup? Not very much! Aside from having them made by someone else (who also does the washing), using the easiest pancake recipe ever to make a delicious breakfast may be the next best thing to eating them.
We found this recipe years ago and it was so easy I jumped up to make pancakes immediately. Our kids found it so simple that they have been making pancakes for the family since they were 5 and 7 respectively, with supervision only required on cooking. Our oldest is now heading off to college in the Fall and he has already requested the basics for making this recipe to be included when we get his gear ready.
What You Need
The Ingredients are self-rising flour, eggs and milk.
The utensils you need are a bowl, a coffee mug, and something to stir with.
A skillet, griddle or frying pan would be great for cooking your pancakes.
A cuppa flour, a cuppa milk and one large egg per cuppa flour.
Translation? Use your coffee mug and scoop one level mug of flour into a bowl.
Add a mug of milk and one large egg. This is one recipe that makes between 6-8 pancakes (depending on the size of the coffee mug used and how big the pancakes are). We use between two to three mugs per meal for our family of 5 (4 adults and one little appetite).
If you were paying attention, you would notice that the coffee mug changed in between the photos above. The photos were taken on different occasions, two years or so apart. Please use the same coffee mug for both flour and milk.
We scoop between 1/3 and 1/2 a cup into a hot skillet (on low) and cook until bubbles start to show. Then we flip and finish for a minute or so on the other side. You can keep them warm in a low oven until ready to stack by adding a small amount of butter in between pancakes on a tray and cover with a slightly damp towel. Or…as often happens in our house, serve fresh and hot as you go.
Add-Ins or How to Fancy Them Up.
Making your pancakes extra special is as simple as adding a touch of vanilla, lemon juice, cocoa powder or cinnamon to the batter.
Or you could stir in some fresh berries, granola, chocolate chips, or bacon pieces to the batter.
For topping ideas:
- Fresh Fruit and Whipped Marscapone
- Butter, Lemon, and Sugar
- Butter and Maple Syrup
- Homemade Fruit Syrups with extra fruit
- Berries with No Cook Cheesecake Topping (cream cheese, whipping cream and powdered sugar)
- Fried Apples and Whipped Cream
- Grilled Peaches and Vanilla Marscapone
- Bananas, fresh or caramelized in butter and brown sugar.
We eat pancakes at least once a week, using the easiest pancake recipe ever. Our usual are pancakes with a splash of vanilla, fresh berries, and maple syrup or lemon and sugar.
During berry season I often make berry syrups to go with our pancakes. Although I try and can some up every season, it is very easy to make fresh which you can find here.
So let us know if you make this and is it really the easiest pancake recipe ever?