Pancakes from Scratch


My grandfather's recipe for thick and amazing pancakes! Serve with real maple syrup.

close up view of a pile of Pancakes on a plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¾ cup whole milk

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • ½ cup blueberries, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Mix flour and baking powder together in a small bowl. Mix milk, egg, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil together in a large bowl. Stir flour mixture into milk mixture until batter is smooth. Set aside to allow batter to thicken, about 1 minute.

  2. Heat about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, add blueberries, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining oil and batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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