Pancakes! Good, old fashioned, homemade pancakes…I don’t think I’ve ever met a person that didn’t enjoy them in one form or the other. Over the years we have resorted to buying the pre-mix, super easy and quick types, including frozen.

I asked myself yesterday why I started doing that since homemade is so much better, and remembered I didn’t always have baking powder on hand due in large part to home baking everything on a daily basis.
That’s really no excuse though. I just made these again yesterday for my grandchildren and they were actually impressed…a major accomplishment if you know little kids!

This simple, basic recipe is adjustable ( leave out the extract if you want ) and you don’t have to have the eggs at room temp; I do mine this way because I believe it makes a fluffier pancake.
The joy of cooking pancakes! You get to do it your way and eat them when you want, be it breakfast dinner or simple snack.
Give this easy homemade pancake recipe a try…make them silver dollar or plate size, pour on some wam maple syrup and enjoy.
Did I just pay homage to the pancake?

You will need :

Small bowl
Large bowl
Large spoon
Griddle or large heavy skillet
Ladle
Spatula

Cooking spray ( I use Pam )
2 cups flour ( all purpose)
2 cups milk
2 eggs at room temp
1/3 cup butter ( melted )
1-1/2 Tbs.sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla ( substitute almond)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

Beat eggs in small bowl, set aside.

Place flour, sugar, baking powder, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add the milk, vanilla, butter and eggs and stir until blended…you don’t want large lumps!

Spray your griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat until a drop or two of water sizzles when dropped on it.

Use a ladle or large spoon to place batter on griddle. Remember when bubbles rise in the batter, it’s time to turn them! Both sides should be golden brown.

Serve hot with butter and your favorite syrup, or use applesauce or any other fruit you like. You just can’t go wrong with homemade pancakes!