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Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe

Updated on August 4, 2012
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I was at the store one afternoon looking at the price of Bisquick and all the other boxed pancake mixes and decided that there had to be a cheaper alternative. I went home and did some research and came up with an extremely simple pancake recipe.

This recipe is so easy that my eight year old promptly put it to memory and has been making pancakes with it ever since. Now I’m not sure of the calories or nutritional value of this recipe, but one batch of batter fills up two of us. We just double the ingredients if moms wants some too.


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Teasponns Backing Powder
  • 1 Dash Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Milk


If you want to add goodies, go ahead. Blueberry pancakes? No problem just spread a few on the batter right after you pour it on the griddle. You can do the same with Blackberries, Raspberries, and diced Strawberries. For those who want chocolate chip pancakes I suggest using the mini chocolate chips. They seem to be a little less messy!

For banana pancakes just mash half a banana and add it to the other ingredients before you add the milk. Mix it everything adding the milk gradually until you obtain the right consistence. It’s easy!

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Easy Waffle Recipe

To make easy waffles just add enough flour to the pancake recipe to thicken it up a bit. You want your batter to stay in the waffle maker and not leak all over your counter. You can also add blueberries to your waffles, as well as, the other ingredients. Some berries may be too large to be accommodated by the waffle iron so just put them on top and eat them with your waffle. Now you have a simple waffle recipe too. Two for the price of one!

Uses for Leftover Pancakes and Waffles

We always keep leftover pancakes around. In fact, we’ll often double our batch just so we have excess. You can freeze both pancakes and waffles in freezer bags for future use. This works out really well on the mornings when your behind. You just pull a sack of pancakes out of the freezer and through them in the microwave to warm them up. You can even put the waffles in the toaster if it’s big enough.

We also use both pancakes and waffles to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s a fun alternative to bread. In fact, I believe that we invented the first fruit roll-ups as kids. We’d take a pancake, cover it with jelly, and roll it up. Try it, they’re good and your kids will love them.

Well there you have it. A simple pancake recipe that even the children will enjoy making.

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    • beaddve1800 profile image

      beaddve1800 5 years ago from Toronto

      Thank you for this hub. Shared!

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. left over pancakes? what's that?

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Hey, I use a pancake recipe that's similar! Yummy... :) voted up! and shared...

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Sounds great with peanut butter and jelly!

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      collegedad 5 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      You won't be disappointed!

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      Jade0215 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Think I might just have to make some!