This pancake recipe is my absolute favorite. Our family makes them all the time – even on weekdays. In fact, I made these pancakes on a weekday morning just by waking up an extra 20-30 minutes earlier, which is worth it for one bite of these ridiculously fluffy pancakes.
In the photos I made chocolate chip pancakes by dropping a few (which definitely means like 10) chocolate chips on the batter after scooping it into the hot pan. If you want to amp up the chocolate flavor even more, you can sub cocoa powder for some of the flour. If you still think there isn’t enough chocolate, you can follow the example of our friends George and William by sprinkling more chocolate on top of the warm pancakes and letting it melt all over them – yum to the next level. As I say, you can never have enough chocolate 😀
This recipe is a repost since I took photos and wanted to share them with y’all so look at that golden brown deliciousness and make these pancakes (you won’t be disappointed)!
We found this recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens New Baking Book. We then came up with the variations. These pancakes are great because you can experiment with them. You can add chocolate chips, turn them savory (like Savory Carrot and Sweet Corn Pancakes or the base recipe for Savory Pancakes), add berries, make banana pancakes, make them into chocolate pancakes, or whatever you can think of.
MAKES: 8-10 pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a medium bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Make a well with your hands in the middle of the mixture. Set this aside.
In another medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and oil until the oil is pretty much incorporated. If you are lazy/don’t want to get out unnecessary bowls, you can mix this in your measuring cup!
Then, pour this egg mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until just combined. The batter should still have lumps of flour.
Take a pan (it doesn’t matter if it’s nonstick) and pour a little bit of vegetable oil into the pan. Turn on the stove to medium high and wait for the oil to heat up (maybe two minutes or so.) Then, pour your pancake batter onto the pan. When there are bubbles all over the tops of the pancakes, you can flip them over. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
At our house, our favorite way to change up these pancakes is by adding dark chocolate chips on the pancakes after you pour the batter into the pan. Then, you just dab a little more batter on the chocolate chips to cover them! For a savory version of this recipe, check out the savory pancake recipe in the lunch/dinner section! Enjoy!