This recipe comes from a hand-written addition to my mother's Home and Garden cookbook (you know the one with the red and white checkers that used to be given as wedding presents back in the 50's). Her book is older than I am. Anyway this is simply the best pancake recipe I've ever tried. I have tried a few, but always come back to this one.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
10 pancakes
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, milk, egg, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour 1/2 cup at a time until the batter reaches the desired thickness. The batter should look like cake batter (not too thin, but not too thick).

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 3 minutes. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Cook's Note

They are excellent with fruits; blueberries, mashed bananas, strawberries, or even chocolate chips etc. or peanut butter spread on top instead of butter. Trust me! I prefer pure maple syrup. Also, the leftovers, if any, freeze well to be enjoyed at another time.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 56.8g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 532.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
I read through the reviews before I made this recipe. I did double the recipe BUT I cut the flour back by half (two cups for a doubled recipe). I did use vegetable oil instead of olive oil only because I didn't have enough on hand. Good basic pancake recipe that turned out very fluffy pancakes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2010
batter comes out too thick i thinned it out with more milk but they didn't taste that great. Read More
(12)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
I read through the reviews before I made this recipe. I did double the recipe BUT I cut the flour back by half (two cups for a doubled recipe). I did use vegetable oil instead of olive oil only because I didn't have enough on hand. Good basic pancake recipe that turned out very fluffy pancakes. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
This is a very good recipe. The only thing I changed was adding a little more sugar and a pinch of salt. As for the batter being too thick well didn't the author say that flour was to be added little by little until the batter reaches the desired thickness? I used about 1 1/4 cups the first time and even less than that second time (probably about one cup). Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2010
This recipe definitely turns out great as is minus 1 cup of flour (maybe its a typo?). Other than that my wife loves these and the recipe yields us about 6 large (think Denny's) fluffy pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
Makes about 10-12 small very fluffy pancakes. I added about a fourth cup more milk than the recipe called for to thin the batter out a bit. One child loved them one child thought they were too thick. These were easy to make and I will use this recipe again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2010
batter comes out too thick i thinned it out with more milk but they didn't taste that great. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2011
Thick and extremely heavy made this recipe twice thinking it was an error on my part however same turnout both times even when using less flour Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2010
The batter was way too thick so we DOUBLED the milk amount. They still turned out thick and tasted like thick cardboard. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2011
Pretty Good- It's true 1 Cup of flour is plenty! A good classic recipe for pancakes:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
tried this one because of "the book".i remember it on my moms counter.way better than the "just add water" i was looking for in the pantry:).ended up being out of syrup also.smeared on some strawberry jelly and honey and good to go.puts the "cake" in pancake. will use again. Read More
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