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Grandad's Pancakes

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"This secret family pancake recipe was passed down from my grandfather. He fed a family of 7 (including 4 growing boys!) on these pancakes, and refused to give anyone the recipe until he finally relinquished it to my mother (his daughter-in-law) before he passed away. It is a long-standing family favorite!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 263 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; make a 'well' in the center of the flour mixture. Pour milk, eggs, and 1 tablespoon oil into the well. Mix until well moistened.
  2. Place a griddle over medium-high heat; sprinkle a few drops of water onto the griddle. If the droplets bounce, the griddle is ready; add 2 teaspoons oil.
  3. Spoon batter onto the griddle; cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 263 calories; 8.4 g fat; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein; 51 mg cholesterol; 554 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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With a recipe like this there is absolutely no reason to buy a box mix ever again. I am one of those oddballs that doesn't like syrup on my pancakes so the sugar in this recipe added just the r...

Most helpful critical review

The ratio of liquid to flour is way off. The batter is far too watery. 1 and half cups flour to 3/4 cup milk is more like it.

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With a recipe like this there is absolutely no reason to buy a box mix ever again. I am one of those oddballs that doesn't like syrup on my pancakes so the sugar in this recipe added just the r...

These are PERFECT!!! I did add a dash of vanilla extract as I always do to my pancakes These are sweeter then your average pancake! thats what makes them soooo yummy!! this recipe is a keeper!!!

The first time I made this recipe, the batter was way too wet and the pancakes were too sweet. Second time I made it, I cut the milk by a scant quarter cup and I cut the sugar back by half. Good...

I have to wonder when I read some of these reviews... I saw one that claimed the pancakes tasted funny because of the vinegar...what vinegar? There isn't any in the recipe. Another blamed the re...

First off, I hate pancakes! I only make them because my kids love them. I think they're syrup sponges that are a crime to the culinary world. My hubby made this recipe a couple weeks back and I ...

Grandpa and his family must have had a sweet tooth! At 4 times the amount of sugar as my usual pancake recipe, these pancakes were way too sweet for my taste. I loved that this recipe cut the s...

The ratio of liquid to flour is way off. The batter is far too watery. 1 and half cups flour to 3/4 cup milk is more like it.

This recipe is by far the best recipe I have ever tried. Usually my pancakes are too bland, or too heavy, but these pancakes are just right! Amazing!

I have made this recipe for years now since finding it. My boys all love the heck outta these pancakes. The recipe is perfect as it in our opinion and is great without syrup. I now use buttermil...