The last time I posted, I shared my recipe for instant oatmeal. Sticking with the breakfast theme, I am going to share my pancake recipe today. I’ll give you a small recipe that you can try out, and then at the end I will give you my bulk equivalent recipe if you decide, like me, that this needs to be a regular staple in your kitchen! Here is what you will need:
1 C flour
1 T baking powder
½ t salt
1 C milk
3 T oil
*If you add another egg and a little oil, this works for waffles also.
Place your milk, egg, and oil in a mixing bowl and whisk together lightly. Add the flour in 1 cup at a time, whisking slightly between cups.
Then add the baking powder and salt and mix well. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes, it will get bubbly and rise slightly. If your batter seems a little thick, add a little milk. I like mine thinner, but some people like theirs thick to soak up the syrup!
Heat your griddle to 350* or your skillet on your stovetop. I like to butter my griddle before beginning for buttery pancakes, but it isn’t necessary. Pour your batter onto the griddle in small circles, 3-4” diameter.
When they start to bubble on top or dry around the edges, flip them over carefully. When the middle seems like it should be done, put those ones on a plate and do it again! Homemade pancakes are delicious, and really simple to make! For my family of 5, a 2 cup batch will mix up enough pancakes if I am serving some eggs or meat with them. If it is strictly pancakes, then I make a 3 cup batch. Serve them with butter and maple syrup, and I guarantee they will lick their plates when you aren’t looking!
By the way, I love to use fresh ground soft white wheat flour in my recipe, but any flour will do. However, fresh ground flour loses nutrition quickly, so when I make up large batches of this mix I stick it in my freezer (also known as the great outdoors this time of year!) I also use fresh goat’s milk and eggs from my Chicken Scratch Poultry layers.
All right, I also promised you a bulk recipe, so here it is:
24 C flour
1 ½ C baking powder
4 T salt
Mix it up thoroughly, and put it in an airtight container for future enjoyment. For every cup of mix, add in 1 C milk, 1 egg, and 3 T oil. Sometimes, if I am taking this mix camping or fishing, I will add in some powdered milk to make it even easier. I would add about 3 C of milk powder to the full batch, then all you need is water and eggs for your pancakes!
Well, I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does! I would love to hear from you when you try it out! - Andrea